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Having itches on back side. What medicine I can take to avoid further spread? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Jun-2013
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User:Hi ....
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:This is XXXXXX Here
User:And this is regarding a query....
Doctor:Yes XXXXXX, proceed with your query
User:For the last Few Months I am Having Itches on my Back side
User:So What can i do to stop this and beleive it is in Begining Stage
User:what medicine i can take to aviod furthur spread and to reduce the Surrent
Doctor:Please elaborate your symptoms.
Doctor:Where exactly does it itch?
Doctor:Is it localised to a particular area or is present diffusely over the entire back?
Doctor:Is there any skin changes on these areas such as redness, raised lesions, eruptions, skin discoloration, etc.
User:No...could feel some irritation on the Back side from Neck to end of Spinal Cord
Doctor:Is the itching present continuously or it is a once in a while occurrence?
User:Small Patches like pimples....
User:No...Once in a While
Doctor:Do you history of diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems or liver problems?
User:So Now what should I do
User:Nothing !!! :) By gods Grace so farr
Doctor:Let me brief you XXXXXXX.
User:yes !!! tell me
Doctor:Diffuse itching without significant skin changes occurring once in a while is unlikely to be related to a serious skin conditino.
Doctor:The pimple like spots that you see is most likely to be an incidental finding.
Doctor:I suggest you to watch out for any allergens / substance that causes this itching.
Doctor:If you consistently find some - such as clothes, cosmetic products and even sweat
Doctor:then this perhaps could be the cause. You need to avoid it/treat it.
Doctor:If you do not find any such allergens/substances, then skin soothening agents such as caladryl or cetaphil can be applied on the affected areas. This will reduce the itching.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Okay !!! So Is Caladryl or Cetaphil can i use one of the mentioned?
User:for now to avoid the Pimple like patches???
Doctor:If you have any such lesions now, I wish to see the pictures of these lesion.
Doctor:Since pimples are minor spots and not patches,
Doctor:I would be able to understand what you have better by looking at the pictures.
User:Okay !! Can u help me which another Query
User:I work for IT Company @ Chennai and I have Severe Neck and Back Pain
Doctor:You can send the pictures to YYYY@YYYY with subject line "Attn:Dr. Prasad"
User:What can i do to aviod or overcome the Pain...It is Really High
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Can you grade this pain in a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the most severe pain you have ever had)?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Can you answer my question?
User:I can Rate 9
Doctor:Does it continue to remain the same throughout the day or does it reduce with rest?
User:Because of this I also Have Legs Pain
User:It reduces when I rest...But quickly incereases when I wake up
User:Pain got used to me in my Day to Day Life...Still I need this to come down
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor for this pain?
User:So far No....
User:U r First one with whom i am discussing this
User:R U there
Doctor:Back pain is associated with multiple clinical conditions.
Doctor:Pain located to a particular spot and spreading down to the legs are consistent with spine problems.
Doctor:However pain located to the entire spine is generally associated with systemic illness or posture related.
Doctor:I would like you to do some modification while working / sleeping (proper ergonomics).
Doctor:Sitting erect with a straight spine, legs parallel to the ground, computer below your eyes, etc are few measures you need to adopt.
User:can you send some ergonomics Tips for Overcoming the Issues
Doctor:you can learn more about ergonomics at work easily by googling it.
User:Okay Will Do it
Doctor:While sleeping, sleep supine on a firm surface. Not more than 2 pillows under your neck.
Doctor:These measures should improve the pain.
Doctor:At any point of time, if pain impairs your daily routine, you can take a pain killer.
Doctor:I would suggest you to follow this routine for the next couple of months and see the response.
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