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skin itching ,dandruff - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
please proceed
User :   may i know who the doctor is
Doctor :   i am dr XXX
User :   i am having skin itching
Doctor :   ok

User :   on thighs and on body
Doctor :  
whats ur age/sex?
User :   not sure what exactly is the problem...i am 25/male
Doctor :  
from how many days ?
User :   for more than 2 months...
User :   sometimes no itching and after somedays heavy itching
User :   is this anything serious
Doctor :  
calm down
Doctor :  
no6thing to worry
User :   is this because of indigestion?
User :   when i fart it smells very badly
Doctor :  
indigestion i dont think so
Doctor :  
ok
User :   so what might be the problem
Doctor :  
have u changed ur soap/recentlly?
User :   and what i should do now..yes i have changed it only once..but at home we will be very hygenic
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
when did u change?
User :   4 weeks back...
Doctor :  
do u have any history of asthma?
User :   no asthma
User :   my father is having asthma
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   any other symptoms?
Doctor :  
is there any scaling of the skin?
Doctor :  
any problem with the nail or hair?
User :   scaling means?
User :   skin gets dried up at that area after scratching
Doctor :   casting away of skin
User :   not much but very little..main problem is itching on thighs and body..
Doctor :  
u have itching only on body and thighs?
User :   yes
Doctor :   have u seen any doctor?
User :   i have seen one 2 months back..she gave me a soap and some ointment..
User :   it was fine for somedays and later it again started
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
can u tell me what is the drugs she has given?
Doctor :  
are u using it regularly or stopped it in the middle?
User :   i dont exactly remember...
User :   vl let u know if i have that here
Doctor :  
what was the diagnosis made by her?
User :   pls wait for 1 min
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i dont have the prescription
Doctor :  
ok
User :   she asked me to use some soap, gave me lotion to apply whne i have itching
User :   i am having ithching on palms as well sometimes
User :   will u pls quickly suggest me some treatment
Doctor :  
i will give u a lotion and tablet
Doctor :  
u use it observe
User :   ok
Doctor :  
u can go for caladry/dologel ointment
User :   ok..
Doctor :  
along with thattake tab sinarest
Doctor :  
and observe if there is any reduction in the symptoms
User :   if not
Doctor :  
tab sinarest 2 times a day
User :   how to contact you
Doctor :  
if they are not reducing it means they are not allergic
Doctor :  
i think most probably it should reduce
User :   then what might be the problem if they are not allergic
User :   can you give me your contact number
Doctor :  
if that doesnt come down then u should see a skin specilaist
User :   ok
Doctor :   cos skin problem can be diagnosed oand treated by examination
User :   i am little worried if this is anythign serious
Doctor :  
doctor should physically see the lesions
Doctor :  
no no
Doctor :  
nothing to worry
Doctor :  
and this is not related to indigestion also
Doctor :  
it moight be a minor problem
Doctor :   as there are no associated symptoms except itching sensation
User :   that is why i am worried..if this is not realted to digestion..then it might be vbecaue of not know
User :   the 2 doctors that i have seen told me that it is because of food
User :   i am not sure now
Doctor :  
mostly skin problem sill not be any major problems
User :   oh great..
User :   sinarest when to take?
User :   during what time?
Doctor :  
two times per day morning and night after taking food
User :   u mean after lunch and dinner?
User :   and what about the ointment?
Doctor :   morning and night

User :   ok..
Doctor :  
ointment only in the night before sleeping
User :   so this wont be anything serious right?
Doctor :   mostly

User :   ok...
User :   can i reach you on your number?
Doctor :  
i am sorry
Doctor :  
i cannot give number
User :   this will not have any reaction right?
User :   for how many days i have to use this?
Doctor :   u first apply little on hand and observe for any redness
Doctor :  
if there is an reaction then dont use it
User :   tabs?
User :   for how many days..
Doctor :   use it for one week and observe
User :   ok...
Doctor :  
but if it doesnt come down ,see skin specialist immediately
User :   so this skin itching wont be a big problem to worry right? because it disturbs me in my work
Doctor :  
cos skin problems should be physically seen
User :   oh
User :   sometimes i am having itching on head also
Doctor :  
ohh ok
User :   i thought it is because of dandruff
Doctor :  
do u have dandruff also?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
are u taking any medication for dandruff also

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