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Treatment for pain in the knee - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   HI
User :   hi
User :   how can I help you?
User :   please proceed with your health query
User :   my sister has very dry skin that is flaky
User :   ok. please provide her age, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any.
User :   please describe the symptoms in detail
User :   ohh..i will have to get back to you the details later
User :   are on exposed body parts affected? or does she have generalized affection of whole body?
User :   *are only
User :   whole body..she has done all allergy tests
User :   is there any worsening with change in weather condition?
User :   is the skin thick and flaky?
User :   so the excess dryness tends to darken the skin
User :   yes
User :   is the affection patchy or generalized?
User :   not thick...but flaky
User :   generalized
User :   I would suggest these following measures to be followed
User :   ok
User :   1) Get a skin lesion test done to rule out serious issues like psoriasis and skin infections
User :   2) take bath in luke warm water, not hot water
User :   it is not psoriasis
User :   3) use mild soap or soap with moisturisers
User :   4) use coconut oil after bath daily.
User :   ok.
User :   5) use moisturizer daily 2-4 times a day
User :   6) use plenty of vegetables and fruits in form of salads daily atleast once a day with tinge of olive oil in them ( 1 tsp)
User :   ok
User :   7) have about 10-12 glasses of water per day, include fruit juices about 1 time a day
User :   8) have warm water 200 m with 2 tsp honey on empty stomach daily
User :   follow these measures for about 2 weeks see if the symptoms improve
User :   visit a dermatologist for further tests if not improved.
User :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes. Thank you very much
User :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   will email this to her right away.
User :   My hair is dry after a wash
User :   do you use hot water for washing?
User :   and using a conditioner is a must...if i want them to appear non fizzy
User :   do you use conditioner after wash?
User :   yes
User :   ok
User :   yes
User :   try to oil hair with sesame oil and almond oil in 1:1 ratio 1 hour before washing
User :   i have tried washing with cold is still dry..evem after washing off oil
User :   ok
User :   use curd and honey mixture once a week as hairpack
User :   drink 200 ml milk everyday, it helps in maintaining it
User :   use olive oil in your salads (1 tsp) for 1 bowl, have salads daily
User :   drink plenty of water everyday, it will help in hydration
User :   what propotion of curd and honey?
User :   have warm water 200 ml with juice of 1 lemon and 2 tsp honey on empty stomach
User :   it depend on length of hair
User :   ok
User :   for shoulder length hair use 2 TBSp AAAAAAA 1 tbsp curd and 1 tbsp honey
User :   shoulder length
User :   tends to dry my hair further
User :   th ecurd an dhoiney used will not let it be dry
User :   using alone will dry your hair
User :   curd and honey have moisturising properties.
User :   ok. i drink honey and lime in warm water everyday
User :   ok. that is good, continue it
User :   ok
User :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   no Thank you for your assistance
User :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
User :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Have pain in my right knee
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you explain about the nature of pain?
Doctor :   And since when are you having this pain?
User :   It,s a bone pain n it happens specialy while clibming staircase
Doctor :   Since when are you having this pain?
User :   since last one year
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender, height and weight?
Doctor :   Do you have swelling on the knee along with the pain?
User :   i m 40, female, 56 kg my weight n height is 5.3
User :   no swelling
Doctor :   Do you have early morning stiffness of the joint?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you similar pain on the opposite knee or any other joints?
User :   yes i have similar pain on the left knee as well
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor in the past for the current symptoms?
Doctor :   Are you taking any medicines?
User :   Yes, doctor prescribed me some calcium tablets
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension/thyroid problems/Arthritis in the past?
User :   No i don,t have such illness
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   From the details given to me, the cause for your symptoms is an arthritis possibly osteoarthritis.
Doctor :   This is a degenerative condition which occurs due to constant wear and tear of the joint.
Doctor :   The condition can get precipitated by reduced calcium and vitamin D levels.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you few measures that should help you.
Doctor :   1. Continue with the calcium supplements, or better, you can use calcium and vitamin D supplements instead
Doctor :   2. Your weight is appropriate for your height, however, reduction in weight can help preventing further damage to the knees. Hence I would also suggest you to include weight reducing exercises.
Doctor :   3. In times of severe pain, you can use antiiflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen 200mg twice daily after meals for 2 - 3 days.
Doctor :   4. If the symptoms are frequent, I would also suggest you the use of physiotherapy.
Doctor :   5. Getting a regular physical examination and Xrays- to monitor the arthritic changes will prevent the chances of knee surgeries.
Doctor :   6. Along with these measures, other home measures such as icing or hot fomentation during times of acute pain will also help.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Yes. Thanks a lot. Bye
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Not right now. I will get back to you if i have any query.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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