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Acute Itching all over body,dry skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   yes doctor hi, are u dermatologist?
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   I want yr help, I am suffering from acute itching all oer my body especially under belly hips waist , and around throat, some black spots have appered. pl saywat to do. [;
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have dry skin also . it makes uncomfortable at timessssssssssssss. I have to scratchall the time , pl help or recommend a good skin specialist.
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   Age 61 years, male . retired.,, married, wife .
Doctor :   How long yopu have these problems
User :   I have this probem since childhood, but it was more or less under control, from age of 55 onwrds it has a bit aggravated, it is allergy type , want to repeatedly scratch.
Doctor :   What was the doctor's opinion when yoiu contacted
User :   It used to be half hearted always not a protracted treatment. they allgve cetrazine preparation . antihistamine, but these dnt work now. and some tubes like flucort_H etc. though flucort gvs tempy rfelief. but antihistamine tbs dnt wk.
Doctor :   any investigations done?
User :   All tests are ok by and large ok. hb is les always bec of rhematoid arthritis. and sometimes Esr shoots up.
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Thyroid disease, Allergies?
User :   Nothing of the sort.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
Doctor :   Wht medicine are yoiu using for Rheumatoid arthritis?
User :   Used to smoke some six seven years back, but stopped since, and no drugs no betelnut nothing of the sort no alcohol.
Doctor :   When did the RA diagnosed?
User :   NO medicines for Ra, bec it has side effects, took medicines like methotrexate etc for two and half years , but stopped , it is more or less udner control bec i am doing pranayama, but skin problem doesent go.
Doctor :   When was the Blood sugar checked?
User :   I do check occasionally. but there are no such symptoms.
Doctor :   Do you take hot water baths?
User :   Ye I s i always take bath with luke warm water, like kosa pani as called in punjabi.
Doctor :   The problems of skin increased because of the loss of Essential fatty acids in the aging process, aggravating your previous dry skin and eczema since child hood
User :   Now suggest how to keep it under control.
Doctor :   so it is better to supplement some, and keep nourishing the skin with moistruising cream
Doctor :   all the time
Doctor :   Rub oil to the skin daily and then take quick shower
Doctor :   with luke warm water
User :   I use rehydrating lotion after bath , but gvs tempy relief say for two three hours that too not centpercent.
Doctor :   You have to apply moisturising lotion now and then
Doctor :   to the affected areas
Doctor :   You may use SALMON OIL 1000 tablets of GNC Pharma
Doctor :   Two per day after food
User :   Isnt its regular use bad for skin, or has side effects.
Doctor :   you may use the ALOE VERA MOISTURISING LOTION
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   in fact it supples
Doctor :   the skin and make it more
User :   Which one u recommd pl tell me brand name of aloe vera lotion.
Doctor :   medicine taking
Doctor :   The supplements and the aloe vera
Doctor :   of GNC Pharma
Doctor :   you can get the details at
User :   i what is brand name.
Doctor :   I shall also send you a document on how to tackle the dry skin itching
Doctor :   to your email ID
Doctor :   The brand name is that only
Doctor :   What I have put in CAPITALS
Doctor :   Please confirm the details
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Mobile : 0000
User :   also let me know yr gd name.
Doctor :   The methotrexate can aggravate the condition
Doctor :   so ask yoiur doc if yoiu are taking it aga
User :   I have discontinued its use , i dnt take it now . i have used that drug for tqo and half years only.
Doctor :   I knew that
Doctor :   Yoiu already told me
Doctor :   In case you use that
Doctor :   again
Doctor :   Please confirm the details
User :   sir, which place ru practising right now. city i mean city.
Doctor: and I do only online consultation
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done
Doctor :   You may use them for one year
Doctor :   Thy dont have any sideeffects
Doctor :   For a prescription You can use the search a doctor/hospital feature on our homepage If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
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