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Itching, redness, pain, every alternate days - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am suffering from a kind of skin problem, that is itching, red surface of skin, skin get thick, and pain on itching.
earlier it use to happen in winter season and very oftenly but now a days the problem occurs every second alternate day.
i am having problem with chilled weather and dust.
i am taking a medicine called cetrizine.
so can i get the solution of this disease here and one more thing where i would like your valuable suggestion that cetrizine is good meedicine or not...?
Is there any side effect of the medicine?
Hoping for your valuable response asap.

Thanks & Regar
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   hello are you thetre
Doctor :   please give me few moments to read what you have typed
User :   hi
User :   sure
Doctor :   were skin tests done for the problem you are facing?
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
User :   ya but there he said he will give a medicine that he will try on me for 5 years and then he may change the medicine again
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any
User :   age 50, male, 76, 5'8inch, as i have mentioned earlier it use to happen in winter only
Doctor :   if any previous tests were done, could you type the report?
User :   this prob is persisting since i was of 15 years
User :   reports are some thing that i cannot type
Doctor :   what areas of the body are most affected? do you have them on the exposed areas of body? or entire body?
Doctor :   i need the reports to be able to tell you what going on with you. if you cannot type, then send them to
User :   anywhere no exact area of the body, and some time it is exposed to the body sometimes not
User :   it may b in finger it may b on back or chest
Doctor :   ok
User :   so wat it can be
Doctor :   as I have said i will need to see your previous reports to be able to guide you further
Doctor :   or what you can do is go ahead with an 'allergen patch testing' and come back with reports next week for discussion with me
Doctor :   you will also need to get an AEC (absolute eosinophil counts) and blood hemogram done
Doctor :   if the skin is thick at places, then a skin scraping test would also be required

User :   so in the mean time the time that i have taken will get lapsed or next time when i will log in that remaining minutes will be counted
User :   can you tell me.?
User :   is there any medical term used for skin scrapping?
Doctor :   it is called skin scraping test
Doctor :   it can be done in any skin lab
Doctor :   you time taken now will be valid for another 12 minutes
Doctor :   it will get lapsed. it is a one time session that is allotted to patients
User :   ok
User :   and
User :   does any blood test is related to it
User :   or blood test have to do anything with it
Doctor :   as i have told earlier you need to do blood test called hemogram and AEC counts
User :   ya i hav heamoglobin test
User :   that is 78%
User :   what AEC counts stands for
User :   are you there....???
User :   Mr. AAAAAAA
Doctor :   please refer to chat details above i have explained it as "you will also need to get an AEC (absolute eosinophil counts) and blood hemogram done "
Doctor :   and i am chatting with other patients simultaneously
Doctor :   please bear with me for reply
User :   alright
Doctor :   in the meantime you can type your previous test results
User :   ok
User :   can i ask one thing if you dont mind
Doctor :   yes please proceed
User :   in which city u r placed
Doctor :   I am based
User :   ok
User :   in report i remember it was called urticaria
User :   its the name of the disease or wat?
Doctor :   ok. were any other tests done for you? any specific skin test were done for you?
Doctor :   urticaria is reaction of skin to any allergy or insect bite
User :   not exactly it was injection given in hand and at back with separeate number were given to them
Doctor :   you will need to get teh test sdone as advised above
Doctor :   to find out the exact cause for the skin problem that you are having
User :   is it possible to find out the exact cause of disease after these blood test
User :   in the mean time cetrizine is a good medicine..?
User :   or not
Doctor :   yes it will be possible after theses test
Doctor :   blood hemogram, AEC levels, allergen patch tests
User :   what abt the medicine called cetrizine that i am using
Doctor :   you can continue to use that
Doctor :   but stop the use 48 hours before going in for the tests
User :   any other of same category
User :   can u suggest
User :   medicine
Doctor :   cterizine that you are using is fine
User :   side effects...?
Doctor :   once the test results are done, we can consider changing your medication depending on them
User :   ant side effects
Doctor :   side effects for what? cetrizine you have been using since long time
Doctor :   so you can continue to use it
Doctor :   until the accurate results are found with the help of tests
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