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White flakes from scalp and facial skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hi
User :   some skin problem
User :   around my mousthace and under the skin, skin is coming out
User :   may be psoriasis problem
User :   it will get red
User :   like white powder
User :   not skin
User :   i mean under the chin
Doctor :   How long do you have this
User :   since the winter season started it has become more
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   28, Male, Medical transcriptionist, single, 72 kg, 5'5, yes
Doctor :   Do you mean you have flakes or scales coming out
User :   s
Doctor :   at the skin
Doctor :   How long you have this
User :   since from 2 years
User :   not it is more
Doctor :   Do yoiu have itching and redness? burnoing
User :   sometimes itchiness, but redness is there
Doctor :   is it patchy or continous?
Doctor :   if so ho w many patches?
User :   around the scalp some white patch like
User :   i do not think it is patch
User :   flakes fall like a snow fall from hair
Doctor :   You are not clear
Doctor :   Let me put it this way
Doctor :   and say yes or no
Doctor :   You have white flakes falling down from the scalp (hair)
User :   K
User :   S
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What about around the moustache area
User :   S
Doctor :   What is happening there?
User :   some white flakes like if i touch there it comes out
Doctor :   Do you shave yoiur beard
User :   i do not i trim it
Doctor :   Did you see the doctor for this problem
User :   before i had been, the prescribed fongitar solution, it improved, but again it has become more now
Doctor :   when was it ? how long did you use? any follow up with the doctor
User :   it was around 8 months back, i used it for 2 months and i stopped
Doctor :   What is it?
User :   it is a shampoo type to use it on the hair and around the scalp
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Look the infection yu have might be a fungal infection , probably seborrheic dermatitis
Doctor :   not psoriaiss
User :   k
Doctor :   you need ot use the antifungal medicine for long time
Doctor :   for a complete cure
User :   k
Doctor :   and should be regularly followed u[
User :   can u prescribe some
Doctor :   up
User :   k
Doctor :   and not for 1 or two months
User :   k
Doctor :   Fungal infections would be more calcitrant to the treatment
User :   k
Doctor :   you need a test by skin scraping to confirm the infecion
User :   k
Doctor :   the flakes from the scalp area
Doctor :   is mostly dandruff
Doctor :   You should have very imp personal hygiene
User :   k
Doctor :   washing the scalp atleast thrice a week
Doctor :   and use personal combs
User :   k
Doctor :   not touching the hair except for combing
Doctor :   dont go out wiht wet hair
User :   k
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Get a prescription for the drug from the dermatologist
User :   k
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   are you ther
Doctor :   thanks for the consulting bye
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