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Acne rosacea, itchy and oily 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
User :   Hi doctor this is Tejinder Ahuja
User :   My age is 33 and i am sufferring from acne rosacia since i was 15 (appx)
Doctor :   ok how can i help you
Doctor :   ok
User :   I need to know is there any permanent solution for this disease
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will help you in this
User :   i have taken no of medicines in the last 15-16 years various treatments, latest i went to AAAAAAA
User :   though i got some relief but it is not cured
Doctor :   ok
User :   i was told by doctors that as on date there is no fool proof treatment of this problem
User :   do you suggest any
Doctor :   proceed with your details of medicines you took and all the investigations you underwent
User :   as of now i dont have any, moreover i will be having the details of some latest treatments only, as i was not that aware to keep record of everything
User :   you can tell me the mail id i will send those available details to you
Doctor :   ok no worries

Doctor :   let me ask you few questions
User :   go ahead
Doctor :   what is your occupation
User :   HDFC Bank Employee
Doctor :   ur suffering from this since 18 years

User :   yes approx
Doctor :   can you recall how it started
Doctor :   what was the initial symptoms
User :   i think naturally when due to hormonal changes everyone at that age gets this type of problems
User :   it was redness of skin and pimples across my face, one of the bad cases i must say
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   now wt is it on your face
Doctor :   how is the nose
Doctor :   how is the cheek
Doctor :   how is the eyes
User :   few red spots, sometimes redness in eyes
User :   whenever it is hot my skin gets red
User :   it gets itchy
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   proceed
User :   i have very oily skin
User :   and sensitive too
Doctor :   ok

User :   any other info u need?
Doctor :   now when did the dermatologist diagnosed it as acne roseacea
User :   appx 3-4 years back
Doctor :   fine

Doctor :   let me explain you about the disease
User :   they said we can prevent the symptoms to reduce aggression but it cant be cured fully
User :   please tell me
Doctor :   relax

Doctor :   i will tell you
Doctor :   see acne is the commonest thing that appeaser at the age of 15 -16
Doctor :   that is due to the hormonal changes as you said
Doctor :   now acne rosacea is a fairly very common skin condition
Doctor :   it is a chronic disease
Doctor :   meaning it stays for long time
Doctor :   as you have experienced the symptoms i need not tell any more
Doctor :   regarding cause for acne rosacea
Doctor :   till date we dont no what is the cause for disease
Doctor :   and as you have been told there is no solution found to cure this disease
Doctor :   it doesent mean we dont have cure
Doctor :   the success rate in curing this condition is very low
Doctor :   are you there tejinder
User :   yes i am here only
Doctor :   so some forms of and some types of acne rosacea is curable

User :   ok
Doctor :   so dont loose hopes
User :   right sir/ma'am
Doctor :   what has your AAAAAAA skin doc advised
User :   i underwent some treatment where they apply some lotion to the skin, very itchy, to control the oiliness and reduce redness, i think it helped me say 50%
Doctor :   ok

User :   they were interested in continuing it further but were not sure whether it will yield any positive results or not
User :   actually at that point of time i didnt felt any improvement so i discontinued the treatment, but gradually i feel better, i dont know whether it was result of that treatment or some thing else
Doctor :   because of very low response to therapy. it is considered not curable

Doctor :   but it can be controlled with proper regular treatment
User :   ok
Doctor :   now your reduction and better appearance is cos of the treatment only
User :   should i go and see the doc again?
Doctor :   very much

User :   what treatment do you suggest?
Doctor :   these skin diseases take long time to give some sort of results
Doctor :   you should be patience
Doctor :   i think the doc in AAAAAAA have used glycolic peels to improve your look
User :   tell me one thins can it be result of liver malfunctioning as well?
Doctor :   this is the mildest form of treatment
User :   very true it were glycolic peel treatment
Doctor :   do you drink
User :   2 beers in a month, if you call it drinking
Doctor :   one or half it is drink and tell you this is the trigger for your relapse and increase in the worsening of skin problem

Doctor :   i suggest you to avoid following things

Doctor :   smoking
Doctor :   spicy food
User :   i dont smoke at all
Doctor :   alcohol
Doctor :   ok but dont be a passive smoker
User :   right
Doctor :   very hot drinks
Doctor :   extreme sun light hot and cold temperature
User :   but i think cold temp helps me,
User :   i do icing sometimes also
Doctor :   its the extreme cold temp i mentioned

User :   ok
User :   what abt the treatment, these are the precautions
Doctor :   and dont apply spirit or alcohol containing creams or soap or moisturizer
User :   agreed
Doctor :   wt about your after shave lotion?
User :   i use mild facewash like Himalya foam
User :   now i dont shave, i trim only because of this problem,
Doctor :   good

User :   what good i am deprived of some better things in life
Doctor :   wt to do god decided you are special
User :   ha ha !! now i am feeling privileged
User :   so is that all doc?
Doctor :   right. now you go back to the AAAAAAA doc

User :   ya she will also feel happy
Doctor :   they have decided the simple and effective means of treatment to your skin
User :   god has decided me to do one more noble act by making other happy
Doctor :   follow there advice
Doctor :   may be in few years you may get back your privileges!
User :   when i will be old enough that i will not be having any desire for that
Doctor :   cheer up guy its a challenge in life
Doctor :   every body dont get challanges
Doctor :   the person who withstand the challenge is real hero
User :   ya sure ......anyways thanks a lot for your advise, i will go to AAAAAAA once again
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done.
User :   as you say doc
Doctor :   ya go back to your dermatologist have a bright n glowing skin
User :   will give ur message to her for bright n glowing skin
Doctor :   definitely

Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?
User :   Done already ....
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   i said very good feedback
User :   Thank you so much for the day, will meet tomorrow with a new "challenge" :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   sure will do that.....Thanks
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