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Itching in the skin due to sun exposure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   Good morning
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   hi I think i chatted with you only the last time on my hubby's case
User :   i wanted to check today on an issue faced by my mom
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my mother has suddenly developed a kind of itching feeling in the body
User :   when she scratches it becomes red and then it subsides
User :   she is actually very fair and what the doctor has told her is that it is like a sunburn kind of issue
User :   The medicines which have been given to her are particid 40 gms
Doctor :   Since when is she having this? Is there any pain, burning or discharge?
User :   macleods -20
User :   no nothing just a scratchy feeling and when she puts the aloe vera it subsides the feeling
User :   there is no pain or discharge
User :   allegra 18
User :   propynate nf cream
User :   aloevers spf 30
Doctor :   Who has prescribed these medications?
User :   the skin specialist
User :   she has used this for more than a week now
Doctor :   Since when is she having this
User :   the issue has not totally subsided
User :   a little more than a week
Doctor :   The medication seem to be fine and it seems any kind of allergy.
User :   can the sun cause this
Doctor :   It will take about 10 days for it to subside completely.
Doctor :   Is she exposed too much to sun?
User :   ok, should she take anything additional, any diet restrictions etc
User :   actually she used to go out quite a bit in the hot sun between 9.30 - 11 am
User :   the heat is quite high
Doctor :   Sun exposure can cause it.
Doctor :   Avoid exposure to sun for sometime.
User :   ok, is there any diet restrictions to be taken
Doctor :   If she is allergic to anything then but nothing as such
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no nothing else thank you for your valuable time and advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now

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