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White spots on hands with itching and scaly patches on forearm which is spreading - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   its been 10 to 15 days observing that i have some white spots on my both hands fingers and few on my palms. sometimes its itching and no other symptoms / signs. Though its slowly but day by day i m feeling its spreading.
apart from this i have a white scale like patch on interior parts of my forearm which badly i feel itching and diagonsed Polorisis or something but it didnot worked out. sir plz suggest me what is this and what i should do.                                                                  
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   Let me read the query
Doctor :   Is it the patch or the itching started first?
User :   its basically few white spots which also make me to itch not often
Doctor :   Do you see scales?
Doctor :   or flakes
User :   there are two different problems one white spots on my palm and another is on my both fore arms
Doctor :   How large are the spots and are they spreading?
Doctor :   Who diagnosed your problem?
Doctor :   Is it Psoriasis?
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yup
Doctor :   Is it Psoriasis?
User :   it may be psoriasis oranything else because i dont know
Doctor :   The description seems to be so
Doctor :   There are good treatments available for it during the initial stages
Doctor :   You should nto worry about
Doctor :   You should consult a Dermatologist and the treatment is almost life long
Doctor :   So you should not stop the medication because the patch is gone,
Doctor :   If you take care now, it might last few years to cure
User :   doc suggested one Clobetasole ointment for the same
Doctor :   and not life long
Doctor :   Is he a dermatologist
User :   r u a dermatologist
User :   ya
Doctor :   Clobetasole is a topical steroid
Doctor :   How many days was the treatment given and when is the follow up recommended?
Doctor :   Did the same Doctor say it as Psoriasis?
User :   comes up is that okay bcoz i used the same for six months but when i stopped using then again it
User :   ya same doc
Doctor :   As I told you if it is Psoriasis then it need prolonged treatment
User :   sir r u a dermatologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   I am a General Physician
User :   sir presently i m worried about that that white spot on my palm
User :   plz suggest should i visit a dermatologist
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   It is good to visit one at the early stage
Doctor :   Most of the skin problem are cured in early stages
User :   yup
Doctor :   Which city are you in?
User :   i m from
User :   in and ur city
Doctor :   You can meet the same Dermatologist who visited
Doctor :   I am in
User :   r u MD or splist in some diebetics related problem
Doctor :   I can help you with the answers for your queries
Doctor :   Please proceed
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Do you have more queries
User :   my dad is 54 yrs diebetic patient since 91' and Blood sugar level fluctuates after meal
Doctor :   I need more time now to answer your queries
Doctor :   I have to ask you more questions about your dad
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