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PUVA therapy to treat Vitiligo - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Pigmentation Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can I help you
User :   hi
User :   i hav some skin problems
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   please continue
User :   like white patches on my upper body portion
User :   i tried a lot of mediceines
User :   but there is no chage
Doctor :   did they stop progressing
User :   no
Doctor :   Is it vitiligo that you are talking about
User :   now i am taking clonate lotion and liquid parafin ip
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   ok
User :   24/ male/ self employed / unmarried
User :   location kerala
Doctor :   did the doctor diagnose it as vitiligo
User :   i dont know excactly...
Doctor :   is it pure white
User :   almost
Doctor :   where exactly are the site on the body
User :   on abdoman , chest and back
Doctor :   did you try puva therapy
User :   no
User :   i dont know
Doctor :   dint your dermatologist advice you about it
User :   no
Doctor :   I shall send you a document on it
Doctor :   and yuo can go through it what it is
Doctor :   and it would be help ful for yu
Doctor :   and yoiu can ask your dermatologist for it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are they correct
User :   yes
Doctor :   PUVA therapy is one where in you are exposed to UV light in controlled manner
Doctor :   and asked to take psoralen tablet on hour before the exposre
Doctor :   now a days there is narrow band light too
Doctor :   with less side effects and no need to take psoralen
Doctor :   tablets
Doctor :   I shall send you some info
Doctor :   about it
Doctor :   Please follow and ask your doctor if you are a good candidate to recieve PUVA
Doctor :   ok
User :   please
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, While I type the necessary information, and do inform me when done.
User :   i am sory
User :   i am using that kind of medicine too
User :   for the last one month
Doctor :   PUVA therpay are you using it? going into a chamber
User :   no no
Doctor :   then
Doctor :   Have you filled up the feedback form I sent?
User :   i am tring a medicine i dont know the name exactly...
User :   yes
Doctor :   If yoiu dont know the name of the disease and the name of the medicine I can't completely help you
Doctor :   The treatment history is very imp in these kind of chronic conditions
Doctor :   It would be better if you can find them or collect them and come back for the chat.
Doctor :   are you there
User :   k i will get back to u
User :   thank u
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