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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor
User :   Hello!!!!
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Dr. are you in bangalore?
Doctor :   yes
User :   may I know your name please..
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   I'm Dr. Jaikishen
User :   This query is regarding my mom.
Doctor :   ok..
User :   She is having itching all over the body.. till now she has changed some 8 doctore but no results
Doctor :   how old is she?
User :   51
Doctor :   does she have any other health problems/ allergies?
User :   No
Doctor :   how long has she been having this problem?
User :   say from the past 3 years
Doctor :   is there any variation in the itching- at any time?
Doctor :   like seasonal/ day night? etc
User :   like during the winters it will be very high and summers it will not be there at all.
Doctor :   it could be because of a dry skin problem...
User :   whenever she is busy she forgets this but during free tiime she starts scratching
Doctor :   has your mothers thyroid function tests been done?
User :   what do u suggest me now?
User :   No
Doctor :   Get your mothers thyroid function tests done-
User :   is there any specialist whom you woul;d suggest me
Doctor :   and for now- she can apply oil before bath and avoid taking bath with very hot water- use warm water instead
User :   okay
Doctor :   and use soaps like pears/ dove
User :   do you think that allergy test is required where you can find out whether it is happening due to some particular food
User :   she is using dove only from the past 3 yrs
Doctor :   it is unlikely- that an allergy test will cover all the foods-
Doctor :   and it is unlikely to be seasonal- if that is the case
User :   then how can we find a permanent solutiuon for this...
Doctor :   as your mother has it in winter
User :   yes
Doctor :   get a thyroid function test done
User :   where this test can be done?
Doctor :   as hypo thyroid ( low thyroid hormones) can cause dry skin
Doctor :   and is very common in Indian women
User :   okay.
Doctor :   you can do this at any good lab/ hospital
User :   can you pls suggest some good hospital in bangalore as we are new here.. and it should be reasonable
Doctor :   which area are you in?
User :   Shantinagar.
Doctor :   One of doctors will call you back with details
User :   okay thats great
Doctor :   is your Email : YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   and Mobile : 0000
User :   yes you are right
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   We will give you a call with the details
User :   sure
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   i have one more query
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am married for 1 yr now.
Doctor :   ok...
User :   i have problem with my foreskin. it doesnt slid ebackwards.
User :   i hope you are able to understand what i am trying to convey
Doctor :   is it difficult to slide back - or you cannot slide it back at all?
Doctor :   yes- you are not able to retract your fore skin
User :   it is very very difficult to slide back. two three time i tried hard and it started bleeding.
Doctor :   ok- you most probably have a condition called phimosis
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   it is a problem with the foreskin- that prevents it from being retracted
Doctor :   it need to be confirmed by a physical examination
User :   you wont believe i am not able to have intercourse. and I am married for 1 yr now:-(
Doctor :   if it is confirmed- then you will need a circumcision ( surgical cutting of foreskin)
User :   but the problem is when it is in normal condition it slide back and when it is errected it does not
Doctor :   you will need to see a general surgeon- for a physical examination for this ..
User :   But i am not comfortable in being nude in from of someone..
Doctor :   or a urologist ..
have you been physically examined for this problem?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no
Doctor :   you will need to go for a physical examination- to get a proper advise
User :   OK.
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   even if it is required- its a minor procedure- so don't worry about it.
User :   thanks Doctor.
Doctor :   welcome
User :   This is a great service and wish you all the best
Doctor :   thank you;
Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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