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Damaged and wrinkled skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi Doctor
User :   do you remember me?
Doctor :   yes i do
User :   by looking at my skin closer, I believe it has been damaged
User :   it is severely wrinkled
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   and it is apparent that the area which I applied Oxistat has turned into a different color
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   it will be loose until it falls off
Doctor :   are u there
User :   will hydrocortisons help the situation?
User :   I don't feel any pain right now, but I am really worried about the appearance
Doctor :   i can only say that after seeing a picture of iy
Doctor :   it
User :   I see
User :   I am really worried about the cosmetic aspect
Doctor :   it usually takes 6 weeks for the skin to come to normal
Doctor :   please be patient
User :   after an allergic reaction?
User :   to the medication
Doctor :   yes
User :   even if it is wrinkled and loose right now? because it looks pretty bad right now
Doctor :   i understand
User :   what's worse is that by fiddling around with it, I have made the loosened area wider
Doctor :   ok fine i understand u
Doctor :   u have mentioned this earlier
Doctor :   still you can wait
Doctor :   can you send the picture if you dont mind?
Doctor :   to YYYY@YYYY
User :   okay
Doctor :   we will respond within 24 hours
User :   okay
User :   let me do that
Doctor :   ok fine
User :   anything I can do to help restore my skin back to normal?
Doctor :   but i reassure you that it will be back to normal in three weeks time
User :   ok
Doctor :   give it some time to heal
User :   should I apply anything there to help restore my skin?
User :   ok
Doctor :   and stop worrying about it
User :   because it has been 2 weeks and stil looks the same, if not a little worse
Doctor :   i understand it is a problem
Doctor :   but it will get better with time
Doctor :   have seen the doctor once again?
User :   yes, but they don't really take a close look
User :   seems like they just glance at it
User :   and that's it
User :   the dermatologist told me to apply Aclovate
Doctor :   it isnt like that . they probably seem that way but every doctor does give his undivided attention to all patients
Doctor :   how many times has he told you to apply
User :   twice daily
User :   will Aclovate help in restoring the skin?
Doctor :   it will take time and i hope you arent wearing tight fittings
Doctor :   did u use it if so how many days have u used it until now
User :   yes I am wearing loose clothing now
User :   I actually haven't used it yet
User :   I have just been applying the Vanicream moisturizer
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   aclovate is a steroid cream
User :   I'm kind of scared to put any medicated stuff there
Doctor :   it will be helpful for rashes chronic skin conditions like eczema psoriasis
Doctor :   i understand
User :   yes, I researched Aclovate and it brings temp. relief from inflammation
Doctor :   if your dermatologist has prescribed Aclovate then it probably is for one of the above conditions
User :   but actually I don't have any pain there
User :   the only thing that I'm concerned about is restoring my skin back to normal
User :   to not look loose and wrinkled
Doctor :   inflammation is different from pain inflammation includes pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   i think u must use aclovate.steroids help in such conditions
User :   oh really?
User :   in skin restoration?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   It reduces the inflammation
Doctor :   thus helps in restoration of skin
Doctor :   As I told you this is a long process
Doctor :   First let the inflammation subside
Doctor :   and the restoration to normal takes another few weeks
Doctor :   you should not worry
Doctor :   I understand your concern
Doctor :   but hardly you can do immediately
User :   yes
Doctor :   It cannot happen in few days
User :   but should the inflammation already subsided? it has been about 16 days since I applied Oxistat
Doctor :   So be patient
Doctor :   Oxistat is the antifungal
Doctor :   it assist in spreading
Doctor :   reducing the spread
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please wait
Doctor :   Ok?
Doctor :   Send me the photos if you do not mind
Doctor :   to YYYY@YYYY
User :   ok
User :   I will
Doctor :   Please fill the feedbaback form say done
User :   I'm almost thinking to just exfoliate the skin
User :   the outer skin that's damaged
Doctor :   You do not fiddle with it
Doctor :   pLease I request you not to do anything activel
Doctor :   over it except to apply the cream over there
Doctor :   It makes it worser
Doctor :   If you are doing for the last few days
Doctor :   it might be the reason it is not coming down fast
Doctor :   I cannot help you if you fiddle with it
Doctor :   fequently
Doctor :   Only apply the Aclovate as thin film
Doctor :   and massage it for 2 to 3 seconds
Doctor :   for it to be asborbed
User :   yes, I have been just applying Vanicream moisturizer once a day this week
Doctor :   Vanicream is the moisturise
Doctor :   but not the controller of inflammation
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I expect you to wait for 2 weeks after
User :   ok, so you think I should apply Aclovate? I'm kind of scared to put that on...might make it worse?
Doctor :   No if it is given by the dermatologist
Doctor :   please carry on
Doctor :   You moved away
Doctor :   please get back to us if you have any further queries
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