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Skin care before and after swimming - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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User:HI doctor
Doctor:How are you?
User:I just wanted to know about the skin care
User:before and after swimming
Doctor:go ahead with your question
Doctor:before swimming
Doctor:20 minutes before
Doctor:apply a sunblock with 60 SPF
Doctor:on all exposed areas
Doctor:second have a shower
User:I joined weekend classes
User:from last week
User:Can you suggest me some sun block
Doctor:You can use Cetaphil or Neutrogena
User:I think the sun block should be water proof rite
Doctor:both are good
Doctor:these are water proof
Doctor:then you must wear a cap
User:How about after swimming
Doctor:after swimming
Doctor:have a proper shower
Doctor:wash properly
Doctor:shampoo your hair
User:Wearing cap also make the hair wet
Doctor:with a mild shampoo
Doctor:still its better than nothing
Doctor:The chlorine doesnt do as much harm
Doctor:and secondly if you wear your cap well
Doctor:like properly fitted
Doctor:proper quality
Doctor:its pretty good protection
Doctor:after a shower
Doctor:use a moisturizer and a sunscreen
Doctor:that should be enough
User:can i apply both
User:after bath
User:which one should be the first
Doctor:the moisturizer first
Doctor:after that the sunscreen
Doctor:but most sunscreens have a moisturizer
Doctor:so apply and check
Doctor:if it still feels dry
User:Any specific moisturizer
Doctor:then you need to use a moisturizer
Doctor:anything you like
User:Hpw about the food intake
Doctor:i dont think you need anything special
Doctor:have a good post workout meal
Doctor:avoid eating anything about 30 minutes before
Doctor:a balanced diet is always needed
User:what is duration for food intake after swimming
Doctor:you can eat immediately after
Doctor:there is no problem
Doctor:the sooner the better
Doctor:you'll end up burning it up better
User:thank you doctor for your valuable time
Doctor:thanks for consulting me
User:I am ending the chat. Bye
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help with?
User:Also i have insulin resistance PCOS
User:Is exercsing and dieting will help me in reducing the insulin resistance
Doctor:in fact they are the best things you can do
Doctor:but exercising needs to be 5 times a week
User:What type of exercising
Doctor:aerobic exercise
Doctor:skipping swimming
Doctor:walking jogging
Doctor:whatever you like
Doctor:the diet has to be 5-6 small mealks
Doctor:no junk, fried, excessive sweets etc
Doctor:no late donner
Doctor:and breakfast is a musr
User:ok. Can i have rice
Doctor:little, not at night and preferably brown rice
User:I will take rice only at afternoon .. that too white rice
Doctor:did you get a diet plan made for yourself?
User:Not yet
Doctor:We have experienced dieticians who can help you with this
Doctor:should i arrange an appoitntmnet
Doctor:its free for you
User:is it online appointment
Doctor:its a telephonic appointment
Doctor:the customer care team will call you to tell you more
User:ok sure
Doctor:Do you have any more concerns that i can address/.
User:No Doctor. I just wanted to loose weight as soon as possible
User:as i am trying to conceive
User:Its getting very difficult to loose weight due insulin resistance PCOS
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:It is difficult
Doctor:A great diet is 80% of the work
Doctor:But as far as conception is concerned
Doctor:we have a lot more options
Doctor:we can give you several medications for that
Doctor:what is your age?
Doctor:Are your cycles regular?
User:Docotor i am ending the chat as my cab is waiting. Can you send me a mail to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:Should I call you?
User:My cycles are not regular. Currenlt i am on Diane-35 to get my cycle
Doctor:do you have the time
Doctor:or should we talk tomorrow?
User:Yes you can call me after 10 min as i will be in lift .....
User:Yes we can talk tomorow. I shall invite you for the chat.
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