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Pseudofolliculitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here..
User :   Hello
Doctor :   HI,
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   I have some problem with my skin
User :   are you a veneralogist
Doctor :   ok, please proceed
User :   ?
User :   I have pics for them can i send them?
Doctor :   No, I am a General Physician, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist
User :   ok sure, thanks
Doctor :   yes, you can send them to doctor@healthcaremagic .com
Doctor :   i shal have a look and discuss the same
User :   I have some kind of infection in my foreskin,
User :   Should i address it you?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   i mean seems to be a general mail id, should i mention in subject your name or something like that?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   ok
User :   I have sent the mail
Doctor :   let me check , please give me sometime
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   i havent received it yet
User :   Message delivery failed because of image size
Doctor :   oh,
User :   I'll try sending again
Doctor :   compress the images and send
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can even upload the pic to and provide me the access
User :   ok
Doctor :   i will wait
User :   ok thnaks
User :
Doctor :   ok let me check
Doctor :   ok i had a look
Doctor :   May i know your symptoms ?
User :
User :   Symptoms?
User :   I don't feel any kind of irritation or inflammation
Doctor :   ok, do you have similar lesions elsewhere in your body ?
User :   In lips i could the same
User :   no not other places
Doctor :   ok are they shiny in appearance ?
User :   YEs
User :   Not in lips, i mean in foreskin they are shiny
Doctor :   ok , did you loose hair since you developed these lesions ?
Doctor :   ok,
User :   No
Doctor :   ok, do you have itching in he skin elsewhere in the body ?
User :   No itching like sensation
Doctor :   ok, after having a look at the images and going through your history
Doctor :   i could conclude with two probable diagnosis
Doctor :   one is simple folliculitis ( pseudofolliculitis )
Doctor :   and the other being milder form of Lichen planus
User :   Ok what to do?
Doctor :   and the folliculitis could be due to fungus
Doctor :   i would ask you to apply MICANAZOLE oint over he lesions
User :   ok
Doctor :   for a minimum of two weeks and observe the change
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the lesions educe then continue the same for anther two weeks to get rid of them completely and prevent recurrence
User :   ok,
Doctor :   and if the lesions do not subside then you may need a biopsy test to rule out lichen planus
User :   ok,
User :   is lichen planus non curable?
Doctor :   both are curable
User :   ok ,thanks
Doctor :   and the planus i am suspecting in you is o milder form
Doctor :   and most of times is self limiting , and dissappear when the trigger is identified and removed
User :   So i'll apply MICANZOLE for two weeks
Doctor :   yes, observe , and then decide whether to continue for another 2 weeks or to go for a biopsy
User :   ok, and is there any particular medicine i should prefer
User :   for MICANZOLE
Doctor :   ZOLE F
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   Zole F ( brand name )
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Kindly provide your feedback
User :   Welcome, ok sure
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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