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Insect bite scars all over the body - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor,
I have a 7 year old daughter.Since she was 2 years old she started getting insect bite reactions all over her legs,arms and few parts of her body.Even a mosquito bite leads to prolonged itching , redness and thereafter leaves scars on her body.I have put her on various treatments (allopathy, homeopathy etc.), went for her blood test also but nothing helped.I am worried if their something serious with her blood that needs to be treated.
the scars left on her body have become permanent.Their were few doctors who have mentioned that it can be because of worms as well.I have given her antiworm doses also; however nothing seems to work.
Request you to let me know where in Bangalore can I get her treated for this problem which prescribes regular treatment and give her a relief from this problem .She is a girl and has a lot of scars on her body; hence I am a little worried about the whole thing.
User: Hi ,
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here. Let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   was anytime a allergen patch test done for her to identify what exactly she is allergic to?
Doctor :   is the insect bites or alergy?
User :   no there was no such tests done
Doctor :   usually the itching and the inflammation comes down with Cetrizine syrup or any other antihistamine syrup
Doctor :   homeopathy has lots of steroid in them, so they might actually increase the problem also.
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   I would advise you to take her to a dermatologist and get the above test done
Doctor :   to identify what is causing such severe reaction for her
Doctor :   getting a blood test done to look for abnormality will also help
Doctor :   ask for getting a complete hemogram done
User :   how can we permanently get this down and wat can we do about her scars.They look very prominent
Doctor :   along with peripheral smear test
Doctor :   there are creams and home remedies to make the scars lighter
Doctor :   do now worry about them
Doctor :   get the investigations done to get to the root of the problem first
Doctor :   such that further scars can be avoided
User :   ok pls give me a minute i shall make a note of all of these
Doctor :   you can take the chat transcript. do not worry
Doctor :   all you need to do is to go to 'accounts and settings'
Doctor :   and 'chat history'
Doctor :   now coming to the remedies to lighten the scar marks
Doctor :   1) Bright day cream can be used, but for the child, it should be sued after consent from the dermatologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   2) home remedy with application of bengal gram powder mixed with lemon juice and tomato juice or curd helps
Doctor :   apply this all over body and wash after its dry
Doctor :   you can use this every day
User :   alright ...
Doctor :   3) apply potato juice (fresh) over the most prominent ones. apply two times a day
Doctor :   3) coconut oil with camphor applied 2-3 times a day also helps. This should not be applied when going out in sun
User :   wat is a bengal gram ....sorry need to undersatnd
Doctor :   try these remedies along with finding the cause to solve teh problem
Doctor :   bengal gram powder is also called as 'besan' in hindi
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said? please get back to me in case of having doubts
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Doctor :   visit this link to consult with our panel dermatologist if needed
User :   Yes I have ...Thank u so much Doctor.
Doctor :XXX://www.XXX
Doctor :   visit this link to locate dermatologist close to your area in bangalore
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Just wanted to know if you could suggest a good DERMATOLOGIST in BANGALORE.
Doctor :   which are are you located in bangalore?
User :   XXX
Doctor :   if you are comfortable going to XXX, you can meet Dr. XXXXXXXX in XXX deptXXXXXX
Doctor :   or meet Dr. XXX in XXX
Doctor :   http://XXX
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