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Treatment for itching around genitals and underarms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Good Afternoon doctor
Doctor :   good afternoon
User :   SO is it platform to discuss all medicale related querries?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Well I have severe itching problem around my private parts and underarm.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please fill these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   Age: 33 yrs
User :   Location: xxxxx, Married, Yes,
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
User :   I had been taking medicines, applying ointment which only gives temporary relief.
Doctor :   ok
User :   More then 5 / 6 yrs
Doctor :   are you having any rash or ulcers in that area?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so is there rash?
User :   Yes at times there are rashes on scraching it.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   Ulcers means?
Doctor :   any split in the skin
Doctor :   erosion of skin
User :   yes dusty erosion on scratching it
Doctor :   ok
User :   In Fact I had tried Homopathey also for 3 / 4 months but it again copped up.
Doctor :   is the rash ring shaped?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no its not ring shape
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what medications have you been using?
Doctor :   ever since?
Doctor :   other than homeopathy?
User :   Have tried several ointment, and medicines on Doctors prescription.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you used any oral medications?
Doctor :   oral anti fungals?
User :   Yes....tablets were prescribed to me around 1 yr back when I had taken 3 / 4 days course for 3 months in row.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and there was no improvement?
Doctor :   is there a lot of sweating in that area?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes there was improvement
Doctor :   ok
User :   I dont think so because I spent 70% of my day time in AC
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will suggest you some common tips in these cases
Doctor :   firstly the areas should be kept dry
Doctor :   preferably with a mild talc
Doctor :   use an antiseptic soap like dettol.savlon
Doctor :   wear correct fitting underclothes
User :   I am using Dove since last 2 years as prescribed by Doctor.
Doctor :   they should not be very tight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   atleast use them in those areas
User :   I take care and wear only cotton u/w
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i also recommend that you take another course of oral drugs as advised
Doctor :   by a dermatologist
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 0000-
Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   I have tried in last 3 months but of no reprive.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   ok
User :   Yes above is my correct contact details.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you recollect the name of the drug you used?
Doctor :   did you use miconazole or terbinafine?
User :   Right now no but i can give in some time.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you need a stronger drug
Doctor :   it can be given under prescriotion
User :   I have not gone in that detail.... technical.
Doctor :   by a dermatologist
Doctor :   also hair removal in those areas can help
Doctor :   do not use deos or sprays directly on your skin
User :   i use scissor to remove hair.....usually its very short.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i also suggest shaving
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems?
User :   shaving or hair removal gel?
Doctor :   hair removal may have irritant chemicals which may not suit your skin
User :   no real problem.
Doctor :   you can use only after a patch test
Doctor :   any diabetes?
User :   no....
Doctor :   i also suggest you get your blood sugar tested once
Doctor :   as high blood sugar favors infections
Doctor :   also wear cotton clothes or
Doctor :   those made of natural fibres and dyes
User :   I had done as per Homopathey Doctor suggestion a year back...It was normal.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you finish the course?
Doctor :   of treatment?
User :   yes it went around for more then 5 months with Doctor commenting that it should have relieved ......So it was kind of mystery for Doctor too.
Doctor :   then i suggest you consult a good dermatologist as you may require stronger drugs
Doctor :   may be steroids
Doctor :   which are prescription based
User :   But that will only give temporary in past.
Doctor :   while following the tips i gave you
Doctor :   yyou may need to be evaluated further
Doctor :   physically
Doctor :   some special tests may also be required
User :   But then how should I decide / identify good doctor
User :   SHould I start Homeopathy again?
Doctor :   once the cuse is made out specific treatment can be suggested
Doctor :   you can try another course if you iwsh
User :   You can suggest me course of action here in xxxxx
Doctor :   but i still suggest that you get yourself further evaluated with a dermatologist
Doctor :   as of now we are providing only medical advice
Doctor :   we are not yet carrying out the referral operations
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   I have not got the actionable advice?
Doctor :   i didnt get you
User :   In fact the msg that I need to more Doctor is quite natural.
User :   If I understood you, you are suggesting me to consult good Doctor right
Doctor :   we cannot prescribe medicines on line for your own safety
User :   I wanted you guidance on medicine and course.
Doctor :   some drugs cannot be given without prescription
Doctor :   The prescription medicines are given after the cause is exactly made out. Since we havent physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you medicine which is scheduled.
User :   Right but atleast which Doctor / Institute I can consult here in xxxxx?
Doctor :   our scope of operations is to provide online medical consultation as of now
Doctor :   we are not into referrals
User :   Well fine...its ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available from 9AM to 9PM IST everyday.
User :   yes
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