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Fungal infecton in the nails - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hii
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   doctor i have some problem in my nails
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   could u specify what problem u have with ur nails?
User :   Age: 25 yrs, Gender:Female, Occupation:Software Engineer,Marital Status:Unmarried, Weight and Height:52 Kg, 5.2' Dependents: No
Doctor :   ok
User :   it seems that theres a fungus problem
Doctor :   since how long u have this infection
User :   almost 5-6 yrs
Doctor :   where exactly is the fungus infection on the nail?
User :   my nails r fetting yellowish from inside
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Overwt, Diabetes, High Blood pressure, Asthma, Allergies,Thyroid? Any Operations If so why? please say if there is family history of such problems. When did you last see a doctor for a complete check up?
User :   and nails are loosing the skin
User :   no i don't have any of these problems
Doctor :   nail bed infection isit
Doctor :   where nails meet the skin?
User :   yes
Doctor :   anytime did u consult for this
User :   yes i did
User :   couple of times
User :   but it did'nt help me
User :   i tries homeopathy as well
Doctor :   if the fungal infection is not responding to normal treatment
Doctor :   there must be something seriously wrong
Doctor :   any other medical problems u have
User :   according to you how much time it should take
Doctor :   there is no fixed time frame
User :   to recover from this problem
Doctor :   for the infection to resolve
Doctor :   it depends on varied factors such as severity of infection
Doctor :   ur general condition
Doctor :   and compliance of the treatment
User :   ok
Doctor :   regular follow up is neccessary
Doctor :   did the physician or dermatologist tell u it is fungal infection
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   tight foot wear and damp conditions
Doctor :   will help in fungal growth
Doctor :   so also decreased immunity or infection prone conditions
Doctor :   like diabetes
User :   what is the solution of this problem
Doctor :   or other immunocomprised states will result in prevent fungal infections
Doctor :   u need to consult a dermatologist
Doctor :   and follow up with them regularly
Doctor :   u might need oral anti fingal drugs
Doctor :   along with topical cream or podwer
User :   i also have pimples problem on my face
Doctor :   for atleast 6 weeks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long u have this pimples
User :   since 1 yr
Doctor :   r u using any cream as of now
User :   no
Doctor :   do u have black heads and white heads or both
User :   i only use alovera gel
User :   i have white heads on my nose only
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u can use this lotion
Doctor :   BENZOYL PEROXIDE 2.5%
Doctor :   apply this once daily for 1 montt
Doctor :   month
Doctor :   is the problem persists
Doctor :   consult a dermatologist
Doctor :   ok
User :   okk
Doctor :   confirm with ur correct contact details
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   bye for now
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