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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I have skin and hair problems
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my skin is very dry and i have become dark
Doctor :   Ok
User :   tried using a good moisturiser and sunscreen but still my skin is dark
User :   i cant try anything else on my face because am getting pimples and lot of rashes on my face
User :   can you please suggest me something good
Doctor :   Do yoiu mean that you have dark skin because of dry skin
User :   my skin has become dark since a couple of months
User :   and its too dry since then
Doctor :   Did you see the doctor for this for the last two months
User :   yes i did consult a skin specialist he asked me to use dove soap and a cream by name venusia
User :   but when i used it i got lots of rashes on my skin
Doctor :   ok
User :   reddish pimples on my face my face was very clear before that
Doctor :   O
Doctor :   Did you check with the doctor about it
Doctor :   What was his opinion
User :   yes he adviced me another ointment called emeset and asked me to use a face wash that also didn work
User :   so i just discontinued that after that
Doctor :   O
Doctor :   What was the diagnosis
Doctor :   made by the doctor
User :   I was told that my skin is dry
Doctor :   Did he say anything like ECzema
User :   and he aslo told that its because of the weather
User :   no i wasnt told anything like that
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   but since my birth my skin is very sensitive
User :   i have problem of constipation
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I get tired also very easily
Doctor :   Do yoiu have itching or pimples at elbows, knees, back of neck etc
User :   expect my face my body skin is very clear there are no rashes or any other infections or itching
Doctor :   So only yoour face is dry, dark and with pimples
Doctor :   What is yoiur age
User :   face and hands
User :   21
Doctor :   Do you think the sun exposure is causing the problems
User :   yes
Doctor :   What is the sun screen youa re using
Doctor :   now
User :   i was using lakme but i felt that my hands were becoming very dark so i left using that
Doctor :   Ok
User :   at present i dont use any sunscreen i wear a thick jacket and gloves
Doctor :   SO how are yoiu feeling now with the clothing covered
User :   i feel that darkening has stopped but am unable o recover my original complexion
Doctor :   That takes some time
User :   my legs are still fair and good
Doctor :   to regain your color
Doctor :   but you will definitely
Doctor :   The sunscreen should have more than 25+ SPF factor
User :   can you please suggest me a good one
Doctor :   The SPF factor indicates that yoiu can stay in the sun
Doctor :   for that much time extra
Doctor :   not that the Sunscreen will protect you all the time
Doctor :   you are in sun
User :   it will be approximately half an hour to 45 min for me to reach my office thts the time i stay in sun
User :   any suggestions for my face
Doctor :   SO just before leaving the house you apply it
Doctor :   but always wear the gloves and full sleeves
Doctor :   that is most important
Doctor :   You can apply ELOVERA SPF 30
Doctor :   for time
Doctor :   If you find a something irritable and itching stop the lotion
User :   ok
Doctor :   it immeditely
Doctor :   For the dry skin dont take hot water baths
Doctor :   apply the oil before taking bath
User :   If am sitting in AC for a long time will it affect my skin
Doctor :   Wear cotton clothes
Doctor :   avoid tight fits
Doctor :   You have to observe that
Doctor :   some people have allergies to such AC temperatures
Doctor :   and the skin goes dry
User :   i also feel the same coz my skin has gone dry since then the temperature will be low at office
User :   am not comfortable in low temperatures i get cold also
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So keep applying the moisturiser
Doctor :   Yoiu can use the DOVE soap
Doctor :   for that
Doctor :   which has lot of moisturisers
User :   i was not comfortable using dove soap
User :   am using lux soap right now
User :   am comfortable suing this soap
Doctor :   Its your call then
User :   what moisturiser can i use
Doctor :   You can use DERMAMOIST soap otherwise
User :   sure i will
User :   can you please suggest me a moisturiser
Doctor :   I am sending you a feedback form now. Please take a moment to give your valuable opinion so that we can continuously improve our service.Please inform me after you have filled it. I will be waiting for you

User :   sure thanks
User :   can you please tel me where have u sent i had just recieved a pop up but am unable to find the feedback form

Doctor :   yoiu can take
Doctor :   SYSDERM moisturiser
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User :   sure
User :   can you also suggets me a good anti pimple face wash and cream for my face
Doctor :   are you using any cream
Doctor :   now
User :   no not at all i use besan powder to wash face
Doctor :   Dont wash too much only 2 times a day
Doctor :   dont ever ever put hands on the pimples
User :   sure

Doctor :   as you have dry skin you hsould not use the over the counter medicines or pimples
Doctor :   I would suggest you to see a dermatologist
Doctor :   as it is cosmetically disfiguring for girls
Doctor :   he will examine
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   and prescribe you better
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   bye
User :   thanks for your advise. You have been really good
User :   bye
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