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Patchy and itchy scales on the scalp causing hair fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   good afternoon doctor
Doctor :   good afternoon
User :   i am having patches over my scalp
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   Age = 29yrs ,Gender = Male, Occupation = service, Location = Delhi, Marital Status=Married, Dependents: Yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   sometimes itching
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem
User :   7-8 yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you having any hair loss?
User :   yes, when it spread all over the head
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   nothing else than that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   one no. of cigarette in a day only, nothing more than that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you consult a dermatologist?
User :   yes already taken diagnosis from allopath, homoeopath and ayurveda as well
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are the patches itchy?
User :   it is getting cured but reappearing frequently
Doctor :   ant scaling present?
Doctor :   ok
User :   patches itchy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there scaling?
User :   scaling like fish scales
Doctor :   yes
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the patch present anywhere else on the body?
User :   in the starting phase say before 7 yrs it was but not now
Doctor :   ok
User :   on the elbow and behind the knee
Doctor :   ok
User :   on back
User :   but now it is only on scalp
Doctor :   now it is regressing?
User :   means
Doctor :   is it reducing?
Doctor :   gradually?
User :   ya as compared to intial stage
Doctor :   ok
User :   so what is this
Doctor :   did they say the condition was psoriasis?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   psoriasis takes a long time to resolve
User :   so i just want to know is it curable forever or not
Doctor :   sometimes it seems like going away and then comes back again
Doctor :   it will be but
Doctor :   gradually
User :   so wat precautions i will have to keep in my mind
Doctor :   i suggest you take daily baths with epsom salts
Doctor :   use a good moisturizer or oil
User :   is coconut oil is good on scalp
Doctor :   if possible cover your scalp with a plastic wrap
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   only expose your scalp to small amounts of sunlight
User :   during night or during the day time also
User :   cover your scalp with a plastic wrap
Doctor :   night times cover your scalp
Doctor :   before you sleep
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid smoking completely and stress
User :   any plastic
Doctor :   avoid alcohol
User :   not taking alcohol
Doctor :   follow the medication given to you
Doctor :   regularly
User :   ya i m following that but wat to do so that it will not reappear
Doctor :   eat a high protein diet like dal, egg white, soya
Doctor :   psoriasis may reappear occassionally
User :   razma and chana
Doctor :   so you just have to take care
Doctor :   when it reappears
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   rajma and chana are good
Doctor :   sources of protein
Doctor :   Have you filled the Feed back form that I sent you ?
User :   but from where i m taking diagnosis they ban razma and chana
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did they mention the reason?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may be because they are cooked with a lot of spice
Doctor :   spice may trigger an attack
User :   they banned razma, chana, curd, citrus things, oil and spices
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   where are you currently taking treatment
User :   doctor u know hindi
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   chana pani mein phoola kar kha sakta hoon
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so the point is to avoid spices and oil
User :   chana pani mein phoola kar kha sakta hoon morning mein
Doctor :   to prevent triggering a further attack
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   you also should take care not to put on excess weight
Doctor :   as obesity may trigger psoriasis
User :   will it be more worse in my old age
Doctor :   if you take adequate care
Doctor :   the symptoms will gradually subside
User :   is there any problem in having sex with my partner
Doctor :   no
User :   can my wife also get affected by this
Doctor :   there wont be a problem
User :   or my child
Doctor :   its not communicable
User :   ok
User :   is it genetical
Doctor :   genetic factors may sometimes play a role
Doctor :   but not always
Doctor :   the cause isnt exactly known to anyone
User :   so why the doctor ban non-veg food as those are the good source of protein
Doctor :   may be its because they are cooked in a lot of oil and spice
Doctor :   which you should avoid to prevent triggering an attack
User :   and if i m just boiling that and eating then any problem
Doctor :   i dont think so
User :   sir are u there
Doctor :   yes
User :   boiled eggs
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   some persons told me that REISI is very helpful in this
Doctor :   you can try alternative medicine also
User :   plz tell me
User :   alternatives
Doctor :   as you said REIKI
User :   REISI
Doctor :   but i cannot guarantee the efficacy
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
User :   how much sunlight is fine for me
Doctor :   early morning sunlight
User :   means in minutes or in hours
Doctor :   twilight
User :   morning 6-11 is ok
Doctor :   6-9
User :   ok
Doctor :   not more than 1 hr
User :   sir and wat to do with the hairloss
Doctor :   i will give you a link
User :   ok
Doctor :   For very good information on hairfall I recommend you to this website xxxxxxx://xxxxxxx/
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   ok not more than 1 hr but can it be directly exposed to the sunlight or after wearing something to the head
Doctor :   something on the head
Doctor :   would be preferable
User :   u know dr xxxxxxx
User :   homoeopathy clinic
Doctor :   YES
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else
User :   the consultant told some direct exposure to sun light
Doctor :   can be done in early morning
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   can i ask u one sex related problem
User :   sir r u there ????
Doctor :   We have a long queue of patients waiting for the medical advise please log in a little later for other queries.
Doctor :   bye for now
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