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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i ehlp you
User :   Hi
User :   Want to know abt skin disease i.e., white patches spread all over.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   whether its spread 4m one person to othr how it comes.
Doctor :   where exactly is the white patch and how long u have this patch
User :   one of my cousin is having white patches.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long she has this white patches
Doctor :   how old is she
User :   she must me above 30 its almost at all places neck, around eyes hand and some otr place.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long she has had this problem
User :   i dont know it must from long. i wanted to know that whether its spreading disease.
Doctor :   i need to examine then i can say what exactly is the disease
Doctor :   does she have sensation in the white patches?
Doctor :   r u there
User :   i dont know ny thing abt that, i cant ask her.
Doctor :   there are few conditions which cause white patches
User :   like
Doctor :   vitiligo
Doctor :   in which there is lack of skin pigmentation
Doctor :   this is not communicable disease
User :   nd other
Doctor :   lichen planus
Doctor :   or it can due to pityriasis versicolor
Doctor :   which is due to a sort of fungal infection of the skin.
Doctor :   It is otherwise quite harmless, and usually causes no other symptoms. It can cause fawn coloured patches on a pale skin or pale patches against a dark skin.
Doctor :   or u can thing of leprosy
Doctor :   which is not common
Doctor :   we need to clinically examine the patient and do few tests to confirm the same
User :   k nd ny otr type
Doctor :   any doubts
User :   yes, i want to ask is k if we touch them or hug them
Doctor :   did i clear all ur doubts?
Doctor :   it depends on the what is the cause
Doctor :   Please fill this Feed back form I send, while I type the necessary information, say done when done.
User :   done
User :   ur der
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   like wht cause.
Doctor :   i told the list of causes
Doctor :   out this leprosy can spread from droplet of the patient
Doctor :   vitiligo is lack of pigments, u can hug or touch the patient
Doctor :   there is no hamr
Doctor :   harm
User :   k. wht u mean droplet
Doctor :   secretions
Doctor :   from oral cavity
Doctor :   saliva
Doctor :   or sputum
Doctor :   any doubts
User :   k. thanks i dont know wht actually she has. is then ny thing can chk our self or symtoms. i asked because i hug'd, also touched i dont wanted to heart her felling i dint asked abt that
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   i suggest u to consult a dermatalogist to know the exact cause
Doctor :   for further evaluation and treatment
User :   i cant take her, i stay at othr place,, nd she at othr place 2 day back went to meet her. she is elder den me.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   u can take her to doctor if u have any doubts
User :   nd this chat will be confidential.
Doctor :   yes itis confidential
Doctor :   nothing to worry
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User :   no i cant take her try to get me. i think she is already under medication
Doctor :   hi
User :   Thanks. i've referred to frnds id.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thankx
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   Hi
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