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Treatment for scalp psoriasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hello doc
Doctor :   hello
User :   I prefer to chat with any Dermatologist
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
User :   Can it possible to chat with Dermatologist?
Doctor :   we are not currently providing that service but will do so in the future
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   i had chatted earlier and had given all the details regarding my problem and due to technical problems over here i couldn't continue the chat
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   it is for hair loss
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   we dont have a Doctor with that name currntly on our board
User :   ok
User :   Then what shall i do now?
Doctor :   you can discuss your problem with us if you want
User :   ok
User :   My problem is scalp psoriasis
User :   since 4 years
User :   only scalp
Doctor :   ok
User :   no fungal elements
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   no body involvement?
User :   is there any permanent solution for this problem
User :   yes
User :   resulting in hair thinning and graying
Doctor :   ok
User :   my age is 29
User :   married
Doctor :   what medicines are you using for this currently?
User :   currently applying sternon s lotion morning and evening
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   psoriasis takes time to resolve
Doctor :   its slow and progressive
Doctor :   it needs long term treatment
User :   ok
User :   what is the correct treatment?
User :   i am getting in monsoon and it vanishes in summer
Doctor :   first drugs are tried
User :   what r the precautions should i take?
Doctor :   if there is no effect then you can consider PUVA therapy
User :   Ultra violet
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   What is the cost of PUVA ?
Doctor :   you have to wash your head daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   keep your scalp moist
User :   Washing head daily may result in hair loss
Doctor :   dont leave it to dry
Doctor :   ]as it enhances the scaling
User :   you mean shall i keep it dry or wet?
Doctor :   cover the areas overnight when you sleep
User :   What for the cover?
Doctor :   with a cap or cloth'
User :   why?
Doctor :   expose your scalp to small amounts of sunlight
Doctor :   the covering reduces scaling
Doctor :   also you should take a high protein diet
Doctor :   as there is protein loss in the scales
User :   can you briefly explain?
Doctor :   the sunlight should be before 10 am and after 4 pm
Doctor :   more proteins like egg white, soya
User :   ok
Doctor :   lean meat, kheema
Doctor :   dal, soaked pulses and sprouts
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid triggers like alcohol and smoking
User :   i dont smoke and drink
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and excess spicy foods
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid stress
Doctor :   as much as possible as it triggers psoriasis
Doctor :   use your medicines regularly
Doctor :   and go for frequent check ups with your dermatologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is a slow condition
Doctor :   so be mentally prepared for long term treatment mentally
User :   What is the root cause of this disease?
User :   Why me?
Doctor :   the exact cause is not known
Doctor :   it is not exactly genetic either
Doctor :   there are several factors triggering it
Doctor :   no one has ever found a specific cause
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   what is the cost of PUVA?
User :   Where can it be done?
Doctor :   that depends on the extent of the problem
Doctor :   that can be made out after physically examining you
Doctor :   also the number of sittings may vary
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can consult a good dermatologist i hyderabad and get examined first
User :   Any Dermatologist you prefer for perfect treatment and or for PUVA therapy
Doctor :   throughly
Doctor :   the treatment will be the same in any centre
User :   If you know any Dermatologist here in Hyd you can refer?
Doctor :   we are bangalore based
User :   its ok
User :   you said wash the hair daily
Doctor :   we will be starting our services in other places shortly
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   it may result to more hair loss
Doctor :   u need to remove the scales to reduce infection of the areas
Doctor :   secondarily
User :   shall i use any specific shampoo or any herbal shampoo you prefer?
Doctor :   i suggest that you get a shampoo prescribed by a dermatologist after examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   as that would be more beneficial
User :   ok
Doctor :   than i prescribing online without examining you
Doctor :   for your own safety
User :   why to cover my scalp in nights?
User :   is that not necessary in day time?
Doctor :   to reduce the scaling as i told you before
User :   can i use helmet while travelling on bike
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you can
Doctor :   wear a skull cap or kerchief under it
User :   i am using cotton prayer cap
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   i shouldn't use any oil?
Doctor :   you would need a cream or moisturizer
Doctor :   for your hair
Doctor :   which is again prescription based
User :   cream?
User :   ok
Doctor :   and needs to be given by a dermatologist
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
User :   After the whole treatment which may last long, shall i consider treatment for my hair loss and hair graying?
Doctor :   a healthy diet and treatment of psoriasis itself reduces greying and hair loss
User :   fine
Doctor :   after the treatment then you can decide based on the requirement
User :   ok
User :   Any more things you want to prescribe me doctor?
User :   Any tips or suggestions please ?
Doctor :   just a healthy diet and the tips i gave you
User :   Any food items shall i avoid?
Doctor :   spicy and oily foods trigger psoriasis as i told you
User :   ok
Doctor :   try and avoid a lot of caffeine too
User :   I drink tea 3 or 4 times, any problem
Doctor :   try to cut down
Doctor :   on that
User :   Am i taking too much time of yours?
Doctor :   thats ok
Doctor :   anything else?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   Its over
Doctor :   ok
User :   I should avoid Milk and milk products right?
Doctor :   not necessarily
Doctor :   milk gives more protein
User :   I work on computer, any precautions?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   not needed
User :   Stress is lot to me, any help plz?
Doctor :   try yoga and cultivate any hobbies
User :   Yoga right
Doctor :   that helps
Doctor :   yes
User :   i think the main reason is stress for me
User :   Ok fine doctor i am copying the chat and then i will leave.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service

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