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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi
User :   I am XXX
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.DrXXX
Doctor :   May i help you now?
User :   sir i have skin problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   it is there at leaft leg top
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Can you describe the lesion?
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   am using leather wallet its always kept at trouser pick poucket
User :   27
Doctor :   Since when you have that?
User :   it was last 6-8 month
Doctor :   What is the skin condition?
Doctor :   is it like swelling ?
Doctor :   Do you have itching there?
Doctor :   Any skin color change?
User :   no swelling. yes itching is color changed to black,its spreading
Doctor :   Did you have any injury there before?
Doctor :   is it having white scaling?
Doctor :   Are you using any medicines now?
User :   skin damage.i think the problem is leather wallet migh be. am not sure.its right ?
Doctor :   Do you mean leather allergy by contact?
Doctor :   is there any wound there now?
User :   no white scaling.i taken avil injuction once in a week.but now i stoped.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Di you use calamine lotion ?
User :   yes i ve wound now.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then you might need some antibiotic ointment to first heal the wound
User :   candimine and z-lof
Doctor :   along with some anti allergic tablets too
Doctor :   do you have any skin allergy?
Doctor :   what work do you do?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   field work.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is candimine an ointment?
User :   yes
Doctor :   i feel it is antifungal antibiotic one
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Di you check your blood sugar level?
Doctor :   since when you are using that?
User :   2 month.but not now
Doctor :   You may try using candiderma ointment that reduces itching and it has an antibiotic too
Doctor :   but use it only after applying little amount first
Doctor :   to see any allergic reaction
User :   after this problem i didn't check
Doctor :   or any flare up of lesion
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you may use antiallergy pills in the night
Doctor :   do you have a dry skin?
Doctor :   if you have you may use some emolients like emoderm
User :   what do u mean by flare up of lesion
Doctor :   for moisturising
User :   dry skin - yes
Doctor :   increasing of the lesion
User :   what is lesion
Doctor :   i feel you might be having eczema
User :   ok
Doctor :   lesion is the skin scaling and the wound with that
Doctor :   did you meet a dermatologist ?
User :   ok. got it
User :   yes
Doctor :   what did they say about this?
User :   i met dermatologist
User :   sorry, i have meet him
User :   not yet met
User :   i have to meet him
Doctor :   Some forms of eczema can be triggered by substances that come in contact with the skin, such as soaps, cosmetics, clothing, detergents, jewelry, or sweat.
Doctor :   ok
User :   the problem is excessive heat
User :   if i sit for 10 min
Doctor :   so probably he will explain you better after an physical examination
User :   then the seat itself gets heated up
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you drink 10-15 glasses of water daily
Doctor :   do you travel alot?
User :   1.5 ltr per day
User :   80km by bike every day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so lengthy travel
User :   yes. am in marketing
Doctor :   you may then use some sunscreen too
Doctor :   to reduce the sunlight impact
Doctor :   and dryness
User :   ok
User :   this allergy is at sitting place
User :   so it is not normally exposed to sun
Doctor :   ok
User :   it is lower to buttocks
Doctor :   bathing in warm, not hot, water and using a mild soap;
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   wearing loose-fitting clothing (cotton clothing may be less irritating for many people than wool or synthetic fibers);
User :   mild soap meaning?
Doctor :   like pears which doesnt contain glycerine
User :   u mean loose fitting underwear
Doctor :   the trousers
Doctor :   and cotton underdress
User :   ok
Doctor :   that will help you a lot
User :   ok
Doctor :   eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables daily
Doctor :   drink good amount of water
User :   ok
Doctor :   and also do some relaxing exercise like yoga
Doctor :   and breathing exercises too
User :   i dont know yoga
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you may try sitting in and doing breathing exercises
User :   i am already taking bath in warm water, using mild soap and wearing loose clothes
User :   but no effect
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it takes a while to get it healed for some
User :   ok
Doctor :   as a genetic predisposition is also there
Doctor :   so dont lose your heart go on with those lifestyle changes
User :   my mother also have skin allergy
Doctor :   and surely you will get benefit
Doctor :   ok
User :   and suffering for last 7 yrs
Doctor :   so it might be from that too
Doctor :   ok
User :   so, shld i cosult a specialist?
User :   consult
Doctor :   you may meet a dermatologist soon
Doctor :   and do follow up with him
User :   do u know anyone in XXX
User :   can u re commend any name?
Doctor :   yes you need a detailed examination
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   wait a minute
Doctor :   XXX
User :   ok
User :   i will check the link
Doctor :   you may even meet dr XXXXXXXX in XXX
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consutling...
Doctor :   wishing you a speedy recovery...
User :   thank you
User :   thank u again
Doctor :   Bye for now...
Doctor :   take care...
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