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Treatment for melasma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Sir i needed to consult a dermatologist
User :   I have some problem with my skin
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   I needed some help on skin problem that i am facing
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If
required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   I have these strange patches which are appearing on my skin
User :   someone called me it is melasma or hyperpigmentation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ARe you there?
User :   wanted to check if there is a cure
User :   sorry i got a call
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Where do you have the patches
User :   i have on nose and cheecks
User :   now i think they are developing by side of my eyes as well
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Sunscreen, however, is the most important factor. Without daily use of opaque sunscreen, treatment will fail (a broad-spectrum formulation with an SPF over 30 plus cover up is adequate
User :   I have started using one by Dr. Reddy's which i got from a medical shop
User :   this has an SPF of 30
User :   will these marks fade or they will remain lifelong
Doctor :   They can be reduced with bleaching with some medicines
Doctor :   and using sun screens
Doctor :   I recommend you to consult Dermatologist for prescription medicines

User :   sir do u think i should apply lemon juice there
User :   i also have one more question
Doctor :   I am not familiar with lemon juice treatment
Doctor :   Proceed with the next Q
User :   thanks sir for melasma treatment
User :   i have this bad habit since i was a kid
User :   i dig my naval cavity
User :   it eases my manxiety
User :   will it do any harm to me
Doctor :   You have to concentrate on some thing else when u get the ideas digging into navel
User :   this is same place where one has umbilical cord
Doctor :   It does not harm you but does not look good
User :   actually that place has gone few inches inside my stomach
Doctor :   You mean digging caused more hole in umbilicus ?\
User :   no just that it has went slightly deep
Doctor :   I advice you focus your concentrations on some thing else when you have thoughts
User :   to frame it correctly - belly button is slightly inside
User :   i will try and do that
User :   but it would not have caused any harm to me till now
Doctor :   You also try stress relaxation techniques
User :   sure doctor
User :   actually i enjoy doing it
Doctor :   Listen to music
User :   and i do it just like that
Doctor :   Chew gum
User :   not only when i am stressed
Doctor :   Do meditation
Doctor :   Do yoga
User :   i will do that sir
Doctor :   Do breathing exercises
User :   but would it have done some harm to me till now
Doctor :   I recommend you to get the physical examination by any doctor to see the umbilicus.
Doctor :   Then he can able to tell you whether there is already any harm or whether there will be any harm .
User :   i will do that sir
User :   i hope there is no problem
Doctor :   Did I resolve your queries?
User :   yes sir
User :   just that i am little concerned about the cavity problem
User :   should i consult someone today
Doctor :   Yes I suggest you
Doctor :   today
User :   i am otherwise healthy and dont have any problems
Doctor :   That is good
User :   but u feel this belly button is an urgent thing
Doctor :   It is not urgent
Doctor :   But u need to address the problem if it is getting worse
User :   I will do that sir and will try and stop it completely
User :   dont know why this bad habit is there with me since i have been a kid
User :   anyways many thanks for helping me out
Doctor :   You wellcome
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting us
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Bye
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