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Precautions to be taken by a psoriasis patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi, my close relative is suffering from psoriasis and she is taking some medicines and creams , but it's not helping much... it comes back... can you suggest what can be done???
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   of your relative
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   Age:45, Gender:Female, Occupation:House wife, Location:bangalore, Marital Status:Married, Dependents: Yes.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when doees she have it?
User :   around a year or so....
Doctor :   ok
User :   i can tell you the name of the creams she is using...... shall i?
Doctor :   does she have any other health problems?
Doctor :   yes
User :   no... nothing as such... just that, she had some major operations some 10-15 yrs back..... due to gall-bladder stones....
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did she try phototherapy?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   no... she didn't....
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   she can discuss this
Doctor :   option with her dermatologist
User :   she is taking sternon-SF and protar ointment....
Doctor :   also i suggest that she avoids sun exposure
Doctor :   ok'
User :   but doctor told to stay in sun after applying the medicine for some 10 mins for max. absorption......
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i am talking about the
Doctor :   noon day sun
Doctor :   also prolonged exposure is bad
Doctor :   after applying the medicine and standing out
Doctor :   she should avoid furrthe exposure
User :   okay... i would suggest her.....
Doctor :   i also suggest taht she avoids stress
Doctor :   and spicy and oily foods
Doctor :   also psoriasis takes time to resolve
User :   that's her problem... i told her abput it... but her personality is such that, she takes to much of stress....
Doctor :   thats a trigger for psoriasis
User :   oh!!!!
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   also psoriasis takes time to resolve
Doctor :   so she should be patient with the therapy
Doctor :   does she have a lot of scalong?
Doctor :   scaling?
User :   scaling????
Doctor :   scales
User :   what doi u mean by that???
Doctor :   flakes
Doctor :   from the skin
Doctor :   where she's affected
User :   no... but she is bit plumpy, due to the operations, which she had....
Doctor :   i suggest that she takes more protein like
Doctor :   dal, soya
Doctor :   and if she is a nonvegetarian egg white
User :   she is pure veggie...
Doctor :   she should regularly moisturize her skin
Doctor :   ok
User :   what about medicine/??? does she needs a change in medicines???
Doctor :   dal and soya are good
Doctor :   also ask her to take a lot of milk
Doctor :   as it also contains calcium which is important at her age
User :   okay.....
User :   yes... it's right.......
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