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Whitish patch in upper thigh - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2005
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Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hi doctor, how are you
Doctor :  
Fine Proceed with your query
User :   this problem relating to my wife, she is 54
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   she has some skin eruption
Doctor :   Ok

User :   it is some whitish patch in her upper thigh area meeting the lower abdomen both sides in groin
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
I understand
User :   this has come up in last 5 to 6 days, no itching complain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Please dont mind
Doctor :  
I would like to ask one more question
User :   pl
Doctor :  
Does it smell bad?
User :   ys slight bad smell
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
This is due to fungal infection
Doctor :  
by the history I am able to make a Provisional Diagnosis about it
User :   ys pl. go ahead
Doctor :  
It is bcos there is dearth of air exposure in those areas
Doctor :  
Hence this problem occurs
User :   naturally
Doctor :  
As a first line of management, you will need to apply antifungal medication over it
Doctor :  
That will resolve the issue
Doctor :   But before that I would like you to get it confirmed by a Dermatologist, as visual inspection is required
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and then proceed with the treatment
Doctor :   Are you getting it?

User :   ys. are you advising me to go to a dermatologists, or you will prescribe some antifungal treatment
Doctor :   I want it to be confirmed before starting the treatment

Doctor :  
and moreover the medication is on prescription only
Doctor :  
It is not ethical for me to prescribe it on this platform
Doctor :  
I hope you understand
User :   is it really
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
It is good from the patient perspective as well
Doctor :   Meanwhile I would suggest you Abzorb powder
Doctor :  
Which is also an antifungal powder
Doctor :   It is medicated one
User :   okay
Doctor :  
to be sprinkled to the affected area
Doctor :  
This makes the area dry
Doctor :  
and also has the medication in it
Doctor :  
So, go for that powder now
User :   Okay i will do that,
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   but one thing i wanted to interact, this platform expect to advise on minor ailments and then in due course the subject could be refered to specialist.
Doctor :   Are you there?

User :   I hope you agree with me
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
Sure,
User :   okay bye for today
Doctor :  
But the point is that without seeing the skin lesion, it is difficult to make a confirmatory diagnosis
Doctor :   That is the reason I want you to see a Skin specialist

User :   okay, i understand, thank you
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