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Measures to control scalp psoriasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello
User :   I have Psorasis in the scalp
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   The skin becomes red with silvery flakes and lot of itching.
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Age: 26
User :   Gender: M
User :   Occupation: xxxxxx
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   5 Years
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What medications are you taking?
User :   None
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   NO
Doctor :   What is it that you want to know about psoriasis?
User :   Cure for it.
Doctor :   Have you consulted a dermatologist?
User :   Long back
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What medications did you use?
User :   Betadin oinment,
User :   Derobin Oinment
User :   Betadin Shampoo
User :   Nothing helped
Doctor :   You need to consult a dermatologist and discuss the various treatment options. You may have to use steroids or retinoids
Doctor :   You may also have to consider light therapy or PUVA therapy.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these tips at home
Doctor :   Like covering the scalp at night
Doctor :   eating a high protein diet with more egg white, soya and pulses like chana, rajmah.
Doctor :   Wash your hair daily to get rid of the flakes
Doctor :   Expose your skin to small amounts of sunlight
Doctor :   Avoid stress and oily foods as they have been found to trigger psoriasis in some.
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   Apply a moisturizer on the scalp.
Doctor :   You need stronger drugs.
User :   Like
Doctor :   You should remember that psoriasis
Doctor :   is a persistant condition and difficult to heal.
User :   Is it 100% curable with light therapy or PUVA therapy.
Doctor :   Like aloevera based moisturizers
Doctor :   It can be cured but may come back again.
Doctor :   It heals very slowly.
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