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Itching all over body - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
Doctor :   r u there
User :   hi
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   yes i am fine thank u and what about u
Doctor :   iam fine
User :   i am fine thank u
Doctor :   go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   please
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please fill these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   what about u
Doctor :   iam fine
User :   age 26
User :   married
Doctor :   ok
User :   house wife
User :   i wanted to ask about
Doctor :   sure
User :   my father has a sevear itching
Doctor :   since when
Doctor :   how old is ur father
User :   we consulted many docters they said its due to allergy
User :   72
Doctor :   ok
User :   9 months
Doctor :   how old he has this itching problem
User :   9 mts
User :   please help me
Doctor :   Does your father smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   yes he smoke
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, I have to ask you a few questions because I cannot examine the patient. It will take some time so please be patient.
User :   many times a day
User :   ya sure
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does he have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma other this allergy?Any Operations If so why?
User :   no
User :   yes gastic ulser operation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is he taking any medicines?
User :   and laser operation for blockage of urine
User :   yes
User :   some ayurvedic medicine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anytime his kidney function tests were done?
User :   no
User :   blood taste its normal
Doctor :   blood test isit
User :   yes
Doctor :   itching can be due to various reasons
User :   it was normal
User :   he is realy sufering alot docter he cant sleep in nights
User :   he is fedup u can only help him
Doctor :   ok
User :   thx
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes
Doctor :   Probably the most common cause of itch is psychological, that is, due to stress, anxiety
User :   due to what dr.
User :   ok
Doctor :   stress, diabetes, kidney problems
Doctor :   due to infection
Doctor :   or also due to allegery
User :   ok
Doctor :   allergy
User :   so what can be done dr.
Doctor :   metabolic and endocrine disorders (for example, liver or kidney disease, hyperthyroidism), cancers (for example, lymphoma), reactions to drugs, and diseases of the blood (for example, polycythaemia vera). Itching is common with allergic reactions
User :   ok
Doctor :   Itching usually prompts scratching, which can sometimes lead to a vicious itch-scratch cycle
Doctor :   The best way to allow irritated skin to heal is to stop scratching it.
Doctor :   However, will power often is not enough since the urge to scratch can be compelling
Doctor :   Because cold and itch travel along the same nerve fibres, cold sensation can jam the circuits and deaden itch.
User :   but its to much he cant control
Doctor :   is he applying lotion
Doctor :   for thr problem as of now
User :   yes some doctors has given him plenty of lotions and tablets also but nothing worked for him
User :   he is fedup of going to the docter
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   were the kidney function and liver function tests were normal
Doctor :   when was the tests done
User :   he has spend lots of he cant efford
User :   no test was done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   once we know the cause
Doctor :   the problem can be treated
Doctor :   we can fix appointment with best dermatalogist if u wish so
Doctor :   confirm ur details
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
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User :   no dr. he cant efford high expenses
Doctor :   he can apply this lotion
User :   which one dr
Doctor :   is the itching all over the body
User :   yes and red big spot is there.and all over the body
Doctor :   could u type in the name of the medicine he has tried
User :   they r many dr. at this time i cant say
Doctor :   ok
User :   so
Doctor :   HIMOST cream
Doctor :   Apply 3-4 times a day on the affected area
Doctor :   if the problem persists i suggest u to consult a dermatalogist
Doctor :   ok
User :   and for red spot what to apply .itching is to much on spot
Doctor :   anything else i can help u with
Doctor :   he needs to be seen by dermatalogist
Doctor :   there is chance of those spots getting infected
User :   yes
User :   i am mother of 1yer baby boy
Doctor :   iam concerned and i would suggest u please take him to dermatalogist
Doctor :   once
User :   i want to get operation we dont want a baby now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u pregnant now
Doctor :   how many weeks?
User :   but they r saying i cant get operation because i have only one baby
User :   no i am not
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u mean family planning surgery isit
Doctor :   u can go in for IUD insertion
User :   yes
Doctor :   or copper T
Doctor :   that will provide contraxception
Doctor :   for 3-5 years
User :   after how many years can i get operation dr
Doctor :   it is ur personal choice
User :   copper t has any side effects
Doctor :   after one kid
User :   yes
User :   but dr says after 5 years i can get operation
Doctor :   yes till then u can use copper
User :   why not now dr
Doctor :   copper t will give contrcaception for 3-5 year, some even longer
Doctor :   mode changes
Doctor :   acne
Doctor :   headache
User :   ok
Doctor :   breast tenderness, pelvic pain,cramping, nausea
User :   can i take mala-d
Doctor :   these side effects, not all women will have this
Doctor :   that is oral contraceptive pills
Doctor :   here once they insert the copper t
Doctor :   it will remain in uterus
User :   my baby is fedding my breast milk can i take mala-d
Doctor :   this is trouble free
Doctor :   instead of mala d u can have copper t
Doctor :   this has less side effects
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot for having so nice conversation with u doctor
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   thx
Doctor :   ur 23
Doctor :   so doctor has told u to wait for u to decide
User :   yes
Doctor :   for surgery
User :   yes
Doctor :   usually not done under 25 years
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   ok now understood
User :   no thx
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Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   takcare
User :   u too
Doctor :   u too
Doctor :   have a nice weekend
User :   u too

User :   bye
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