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Dermatitis of the scalp. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
User :   anybody there ?
Doctor :   Hi . How can i help you?
User :   hi i have a problem
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i get a lot of dandruff on my hair
Doctor :   ok
User :   and it regrows very fast
User :   leaving red scars on my scalp
Doctor :   Have you taken any treatment?
User :   i have tried both allopathic and homeopathic treatment
User :   earlier there was a small patch
User :   on the scalp
Doctor :   How long ago was your last course of treatment?
User :   but in 2-3 years it has spread all over the scalp
User :   i think last treatment was arnd 2 yrs ago
Doctor :   Is any other area affected?
User :   no only scalp
Doctor :   When you say "dandruff" could you please elaborate on what you exactly mean?
User :   ?
User :   dandruff means whit flakes
Doctor :   Do you still have white flakes?
User :   its like a skin of white flakes on my forehead
User :   yes i though i mentioned that already ?
User :   and they regrow VERY fast
User :   after i shampoo within 2 hours
Doctor :   Yes you did. You also said that you now have red scars on your scalp
User :   yes when the dandruff peels off
User :   it leaves a red scar
Doctor :   do you have any itching?
Doctor :   ok.
User :   yes in case of heat or dryness
User :   normally no
Doctor :   have you used any other medication other than the one you have mentioned above
Doctor :   or seen a specialist?
User :   allopathic and homeopathic
User :   yes ive seen several dermatologits
Doctor :   Yes. In your allopathic treatment- did you see a dermatologist?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from what youve told me
Doctor :   it seems that your problem is not dandruff
User :   yes ?
User :   yes they said it was a fungus of some sort
Doctor :   you have dermatitis.
User :   ok
User :   is it curable
User :   what are its causes
User :   and can it spread ?
Doctor :   do you have any loss of hair?
Doctor :   There are various types- it could be allergic-
User :   not exceptional loss of hair
User :   but yes over the years my hair have grown less
User :   but how can an allergy last 6-7 years ?
Doctor :   allergy is one of the possible causes
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you ever had the skin of your scalp or your hair examiined
User :   again - is it curable and what should be the future course of action ?
User :   i have shown myself to dermatologists
Doctor :   have you ever had the skin of your scalp or your hair examiined
User :   but i am not clear as to what u mean by examined
Doctor :   Have they examined your scalp skin or the flakes under a microscope?
User :   i dont think so
Doctor :   Ok. It is best for you to go to a dermatologist who will examine these issues
User :   ok
User :   is it infectious
Doctor :   to get to the root cause of your problem before treating you
User :   and can it spread beyond the scalp ?
User :   because i have seen specialists and sought treatment
User :   but none of it has worked
Doctor :   sometimes it can be spread by use of common combs
User :   uh hmm
User :   anything else i should know ?
Doctor :   But mostly no
Doctor :   What you need to do is get the flakes examined so that they can find out what is
Doctor :   actually causing your problem
User :   ok
User :   thank u dr
User :   uve been very helpful
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   how old are you?Do you have any other health problems/ what work do you usually do?
User :   i am 25 years old
User :   and other than this i dont really have too many problems
User :   i work in ad sales
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How is your appetite?
User :   its ok
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please see a dermatologist and request him to get your flakes/ hair examined before you take any treatment. t
User :   sure
Doctor :   trtment is usually long term and you cannot stop the trt
Doctor :   you might have use it once a week or so
Doctor :   IS there anythhing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Have a nice day.
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