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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
Doctor :   go ahead with ur medical query please
User :   I think I may have a scalp infection. Either bacteria or fungus...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
Doctor :   do u have white flakes?
User :   raised bumps that fill with pus burst then refill again. very itchy and seem to be spreading.. Like a year now. But theyve spread just withing the last 4 months.
User :   no
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   28/male/xxxxx/xxxxx ,xxxxx\Single\dependants none.
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Allergies?
User :   none that I know of.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any medicine ur applying as of now
User :   i also had something similar on my tailbone.
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
User :   well i finished it now but was taking ketaconzole..
User :   and diaxgram i dont know the second prscription...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did it given u any relief
User :   no unfortunatly
User :   ive applied several topicals as well
User :   lamisil cream
User :   \apple cider vinegar
Doctor :   ok
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User :   ive used prescribed shampoos
Doctor :   ok
User :   yeah i do lose hair in the spots. the worse spots are on the back of head
Doctor :   does this run in ur family
User :   the bottom right hand corner is the worst
User :   nope
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had a cat that had something similar but i dont know if its related
Doctor :   hair loss runs in families
Doctor :   hereditary
User :   which lead me to believe it was ringworm after a lil research
User :   but the prescribed medicine should of killed it
User :   yeah my father and mother have their hair
Doctor :   ok
User :   im currently doingthe atkins diet and keeping the carbs low
Doctor :   ok
User :   i stay away from sweets
Doctor :   ok
User :   any ideas?
Doctor :   u can try this shampoo
Doctor :   SELSUN 2.5%
User :   im currently using nizoral
Doctor :   twice daily for weeks
User :   ketaconzole 1 %
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   twice Weekly
Doctor :   for one month
User :   what do you think it might be?
Doctor :   scalp infection
Doctor :   can be due to fungus or viral
Doctor :   we need to do few tests
Doctor :   to arrive at diagnosis
User :   can we safely say it isnt ringworm.. after having finished a 2 month supply of ketaconzole. I also took lamisil for a month.
Doctor :   yes
User :   anything similar to ringworm that youve diagnosed your patients with?
User :   were are you located???
Doctor :   bangalore
Doctor :   in india
User :   how might you run tests for me from there?
Doctor :   u need to get the tests done
User :   they also seem to connect
Doctor :   i suggest u to see physician
User :   like i can push on one and pus come out from another...
User :   ive seen like 3 doctors.. and im uninsured. they wouldnt do culture tests for me..
User :   its getting a bit pricey...
User :   so im going to xxxxx this weekend..
User :   to see if they can test.
User :   and aslo im trying to contact xxxxx website so they can send me a kit for a urine test
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anythign else u want to know
User :   yeah some kind of guess as to what this might be other than ringworm... something you think it might be
Doctor :   yes
User :   anything come to mind?
User :   also any online website you know about that does testing.
Doctor :   u want to know symptoms
Doctor :   ring worm causes a red, scaly ring of rash on the top layer of your skin.
User :   yeah anything you know about other than ringworm?
User :   im starting to doubt its ringworm...
Doctor :   cause can be confirmed bu examination
User :   keep in mind i also had one on my tailbone this one took weeks to bursts and meanwhile i couldnt sit straight.
User :   yeah i know i have to get tests done.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   you ever had a patient that couldnt sit straight cus a pus filled bump?
Doctor :   i didnt get u
User :   a bump on their buttox tailbone..
User :   that didnt allow the person to not sit straight...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it can local infection
Doctor :   it can be infection
User :   but if i had one on my buttox and some on scalp that still be local infection?
Doctor :   cyst
Doctor :   sebacoues cyst
Doctor :   needs to examined to sure
User :   do those spread?
User :   cuz the ones on my scalp spread.
Doctor :   if infectious
Doctor :   it will spread
Doctor :   need to be seen whether it is something else as well
User :   also getting some on my right sideburn
User :   kind of a yellow pus
Doctor :   then it is most likely to be due to infection
User :   ah ok thank you very much for your time
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
Doctor :   good nite
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