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Dry skin and itching after hot bath - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   i have itching problem started in this winter
User :   what could be the reason
Doctor :   Where is the itching ? Do you have any bumps?
User :   yes
User :   not huge but small ones
User :   they will come and go
User :   in the entire body
Doctor :   DO you have them right now?
User :   yes
Doctor :   DO you take any medicines?
User :   no, not taking any
Doctor :   Are you allergic to any meds or food?
Doctor :   Is it seasonal?
User :   i dont know
User :   earlier i did not face such problems
Doctor :   it is called Urticaria
User :   i was eating lot of bananas dialy and stopped it now
Doctor :   There are few reason
Doctor :   allergies
Doctor :   any insect bite
User :   thanks doctor, any solution for my prob
User :   no i do not rememer any bite
Doctor :   Treatment is symptomatic1. Take cetrizine tablet daily
Doctor :   apply Calamine lotion on skin
Doctor :   3. Use Moisturiser 2-3 times
Doctor :   keep the skin moist
Doctor :   4. Avoid hot water baths
User :   can i use hot water for bath
User :   ok understood
User :   i found that
Doctor :   Vut the nails
Doctor :   *cut
User :   when i bath with hot water i was feeling itchy
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   hot water makes skin dry
User :   when shall i apply the moisturizer and calamine
Doctor :   Dry skin makkes Itchy
Doctor :   *makes
Doctor :   At different times
Doctor :   Immediately after bath the skin,apply Mosuriser
Doctor :   Apply calamine where there is excess Itching
Doctor :   avoiding scratchy clothes
Doctor :   avoiding alcohol and caffeine, using mild soaps
User :   Thanks for the help doctor, i hope it works
Doctor :   USe oatmeal soap, such as Aveeno
User :   can i use savlon
User :   i was using dove
User :   recently started using savlon
Doctor :   No Savlon
Doctor :   It is antiseptic
Doctor :   u need moisturiser
Doctor :   if the itching is severe u can u use steroid creams
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   Thanks for great help
Doctor :   Bye
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