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Rough and unhealthy skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   r u a dermatologist?
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   Is there any thing that I could help you with?
User :   my problem is my skin is very rough and looks unhealthy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
User :   during childhood my skin was good
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   after i turned 15
User :   my skin started loosing its glow
User :   now the T zone is very oily
User :   the chin part is very dry
User :   is there any way i can get rid of it
Doctor :   your age and other details?
User :   ok
User :   my age is 24
User :   gender:female
User :   occupation:working
User :   marital status:never married
Doctor :   ok
User :   weight:80 kg
User :   height:5 ft5 inch
Doctor :   ok
User :   dependants:N/A
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems?
User :   dont have any major health issue
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any menstrual problems?
User :   well
User :   it occurs every month
User :   but it last for only 2-3 days
Doctor :   have you gotten your THYROID PROFILE done recently?
User :   i havent done any medical check up for thyroid
Doctor :   are you feeling lethargic or drowsy?
User :   sometimes i do feel
Doctor :   the reason i am asking these questions is you seem to have the symptoms of hypothyroid
User :   drowsy
Doctor :   dry skin could occur due to thyroid problems
User :   generally
User :   m a very lazy person
Doctor :   i suggest that you get your THYROID PROFILE done at a reputed centre like THYROCARE
Doctor :   You can find out the nearest location at WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   but the thing is my whole skin is not dry
Doctor :   temporarily you can follow some tips like using a good moisturizer twice on the skin
User :   only the chin part becomes dry sometimes
User :   but generally
Doctor :   baby oil is a good option
User :   my skin is
User :   oily
Doctor :   the reason for this is the cheeks are more exposed
User :   and wat abt those black patches
User :   ?
Doctor :   when compared to the nose and t area
Doctor :   where are the black patches?
User :   ok doctor so r u suggesting me to have a check up done for thyroid?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   and use a good moisturizer for the skin
User :   black patches are in my chin part
Doctor :   like baby oil or aloe vera
User :   below my lips
Doctor :   ok
User :   johnson baby oil
User :   is dat ok
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Avoid harsh, drying soaps
Doctor :   mild soaps like dove are good
User :   i use clean and clear face wash
Doctor :   never wipe your face, pat it dry
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid harsh chemicals
Doctor :   eat plenty of fruits and salads
User :   ok
Doctor :   you are also overweight
User :   ya
User :   i am
Doctor :   you can also try and reduce weight for overall well being
Doctor :   the overweight, dry skin and lethargy are thyroid symptoms
User :   ok
Doctor :   get the tests done
User :   sure
Doctor :   and based on the results the next step can be taken
User :   thanks a ton for suggesting me
User :   it was a great help
Doctor :   also follow the tips i gave you meanwhile
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
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Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   ok
User :   ya details are all correct
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   ya its done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   well dats all for now
Doctor :   ok
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User :   sure
User :   just would like to know that i wont be charged for this chat
User :   right?
Doctor :   yes u wont be charged
Doctor :   this is free consultation
User :   thank you
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