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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2005
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hello doctor
User :   am 20 yrs old...
User :   my skin is very sensitive....n i face a lot of problems one after the other
User :   olus i have a dark complexion
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could u just specify what skin problem u have
User :   i have visited d dermatologist for acne n pimple n sunburn treatments
User :   but the results are not 100%
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   results do take time
Doctor :   if problem is severe
Doctor :   ok
User :   cud u help me overcome the suntan i already have
Doctor :   sure
User :   coz am already tan looks very awkward
Doctor :   if ur complexion is dark by birth
Doctor :   u can
Doctor :   try to minise getting tanned
User :   i use sun protection
Doctor :   avoid going out in sun
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats good
User :   am a student
User :   i cant help goin out
Doctor :   yep
Doctor :   carry a umbrella
Doctor :   when u walk out
Doctor :   try not going often in sun
Doctor :   u can also try fairness cream
Doctor :   avaible
Doctor :   eat less of oily food
User :   ok
Doctor :   that will make ur skin oily
User :   which fairness cream wud u recommend
Doctor :   fair n lovely is fine
Doctor :   r using any fair ness creams?
User :   am not ok wid it
User :   i used to use it long makes me sweat a lot...n so i look more dark
Doctor :   ok
User :   i dont use any fairness cream
Doctor :   see
Doctor :   ur already using sunscreen
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   u can continue
Doctor :   skin complexion
Doctor :   doesnt make a person look good or bad
Doctor :   see XXXXXXXX padukone
Doctor :   she is wheatish
Doctor :   is she not pretty
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yup
User :   am here doctor
User :   ya i do agree with u
Doctor :   Facewash regularly once in an hour -- Water contains oxygen and oxygen provides freshness to your face..
Doctor :   u must be pretty girl
User :   my problem is not the complexion .....
Doctor :   be confident
Doctor :   ok
User :   its the tone of my skin
User :   not a balanced tone
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   u can use facial cleansing cream
User :   i really prefer herbal treatment
Doctor :   it will make ur skin glow
Doctor :   u can try garnier facial washing lotion
User :   i dont belive in cosmetics as of now...coz am really young
Doctor :   its a good product
Doctor :   i personally use that
Doctor :   its good
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   myself allopathic doctor
User :   i l try then
Doctor :   ok
User :   i will trust u
Doctor :   anwything else u want to know
User :   i use shanaz XXXXXXXX products
User :   wats ur opinion on them
Doctor :   i have very little knowledge
Doctor :   so i cant comment
User :   cud u plz tell me the best way 2 get rid of acne n to prevent pimples
Doctor :   on shanaz AAAAAAA
Doctor :   sure
User :   i get pimples during my periods
Doctor :   i can give u deit tips
User :   plz do
Doctor :   take less of fatty food
Doctor :   avoid taking oily food
Doctor :   keep ur skin dry
Doctor :   dont go out in hot and humid climate
User :   my skin is very dry doctor
Doctor :   u can use start using
User :   severly dry.....i have scaly skin on my legs....dats heridity
Doctor :   good moisturing soap
Doctor :   like dove
Doctor :   it will remove pimple marks as well
Doctor :   ok
User :   i use dat regularly
Doctor :   u can use vaseline gelly or crack cream fodry soles
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   more vegetables
Doctor :   fruits in diet
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there no way to get rid of scaly skin for gud?
Doctor :   apple
User :   i keep them moisturised everyday..yet it doesnt disappear
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   try not washing face with soap often
Doctor :   u can wash with water alone
Doctor :   did u try benzoyl peroxide for acne?
Doctor :   never touch ur pimples
User :   i dont really know....
Doctor :   it will get infected
Doctor :   ok listen
User :   my dermatologist recommended a cream called dr.niltans
User :   ya...tell me doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u using it now
User :   i completed the dose period
User :   not using now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it ayurvedic product
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   am not sure....coz the ingredients dont say anythin abt ayurveda
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it must be so
Doctor :   u can try Benzoyl peroxide gel
Doctor :   2.5%
Doctor :   once daily at noght
User :   u dint tell me how 2 avoid scaly skin
Doctor :   night time
Doctor :   sure i will tel
User :   ok
Doctor :   but we need to investigate the cause of scaly skin
User :   heridity
User :   my dad has it
User :   to touch dosent feel scaly
Doctor :   ok
User :   only to look appears scaly
Doctor :   psoriasis isit
Doctor :   is it silvery scales
User :   no way
Doctor :   eczema
Doctor :   i need to examine the skin to know better
Doctor :   if u could tel me how the scales
Doctor :   look
Doctor :   i will be in the better stateto comment
Doctor :   on the problem
User :   its the same colour as dat of my normal skin..but its just scaly..and dat too nly on one area of my leg
Doctor :   scales can be due to vitamin A deficiency
User :   its niter eczema.....therz no problem like itching or pain or pricking
Doctor :   ok
User :   its just d appearanc..i have it since my childhood
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is diagnois doctor made
Doctor :   when u saw
User :   vit a....? so do i need to take supplemenmts
Doctor :   u can take food rich in Vitamin A
Doctor :   like fish
Doctor :   milk
User :   he just said it normal skin....u cant hel it...just keep it moisturesed often
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   iwill give u tips for dry skin
Doctor :   how to keep skin moisturized
Doctor :   Moisturize your skin. Moisturizers provide a seal over your skin to keep water from escaping
Doctor :   Use warm water and limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time to about 15 minutes or less, and use warm, rather than hot, wate
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   Avoid harsh, drying soaps. If you have dry skin, it's best to use cleansing creams or gentle skin cleansers and bath or shower gels with added moisturizers. Choose mild soaps that have added oils and fats
User :   yup
Doctor :   Pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on the skin. Immediately moisturize your skin with an oil or cream
Doctor :   Use a humidifier. Hot, dry indoor air can parch sensitive skin and worsen itching and flaking. A portable home humidifier or one attached to your furnace adds moisture to the air inside your home. Portable humidifiers come in many varieties.
Doctor :   Choose fabrics that are kind to your skin. Natural fibers such as cotton and silk allow your skin to breathe.
Doctor :   If dry skin causes itching, apply cool compresses to the area
Doctor :   In most cases, dry skin problems respond well to self-care measures, such as using moisturizers and avoiding long, hot showers and baths
User :   wat abt scrubs? even if d skin is dry....removing d dead cells is equally imp it not?
Doctor :   yes isit, dont aggressively remove them
Doctor :   wany particular season
Doctor :   u get dry skin
Doctor :   Central air and heating, wood-burning stoves, space heaters and fireplaces all reduce humidity and dry your skin
Doctor :   r u there
User :   ya i am here
Doctor :   Hypothyroidism, a condition that occurs when your thyroid produces too little thyroid hormones, reduces the activity of your sweat and oil glands, leading to rough, dry skin.
User :   wats a humidifier
Doctor :   to keep the place humid
User :   air conditioner?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   thats make place dry and airconditioned
Doctor :   A humidifier is a household appliance that increases humidity (moisture) in a single room or in the entire home.
User :   ok
User :   wat abt thyroid hormones
Doctor :   u can get it done
Doctor :   as i told u
Doctor :   Hypothyroidism, a condition that occurs when your thyroid produces too little thyroid hormones,
Doctor :   how old r u
User :   20
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything esle u want to know more about
Doctor :   did i clarify ur doubts
Doctor :   avoid drinking
Doctor :   coffee often
Doctor :   that also will make ur skin dry
User :   home remedies to improve my thyroid gland production
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   u have to consult endocrinologist for that
User :   ok
User :   thank u doctor
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   cud i know ur name plz
Doctor :   Dr.Anand
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any thing else i could u help u
User :   nothing for now
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now
User :   thank u
Doctor :   ur welcome
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User :   bye
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