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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Can you pls describe the problem, and please turn off the caps lock
User :   the skin is coming pure white
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   age-40,occupation-business,location-
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when do you have the problem? is any particular part of your body affected?
User :   near 10 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a dermatologist for this problem? if yes has he told you what the problem is ?
User :   yes,i have seen the dermatologist.he told that it will cure in few days but this problem is contineing.
Doctor :   Which parts of your body are affected? is your hair affected also?
Doctor :   is it in patches/ uniformly all over
User :   all the parts are affecting.but hair is not affected.
Doctor :   is it in patches/ uniformly all over
User :   uniformly all over
Doctor :   did your dermatologist tell you you had albinism- or give you a diagnosis?
User :   pls wait
User :   the disease is name is mellonocite pigmentation
Doctor :   melanocytes are the skin cells responsible for pigmentation of the skin-
User :   yes
User :   please tell quickly
Doctor :   what you are telling me is the problem you have- lack of melanin
Doctor :   not he diagnosis
Doctor :   lack of melanin can be due to diseases like albinism
User :   what is the medicine of this
Doctor :   or vitligo
User :   i have to meet you doctor.
Doctor :   there is no medicine for albinism as it is a hereditary problem( genetic)
User :   please give the address
Doctor :   do you have any problem with your eyes?
User :   no
Doctor :   we are in Bangalore.
User :   please come to
Doctor :   Since you have the problem for 10 years and it is uniform- it is most likely albinism- but it is difficult to say without a physical examination
User :   next disease is dryness of the skin
Doctor :   I would recommend you to see a dermatologist for your skin problem
Doctor :   is this for you or some one else?- the dry skin
User :   for me only
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems or allergies?
User :   no
Doctor :   you can follow
general measures for dry skin- avoid very hot water for bath. apply oil before bath and have bath with warm water
Doctor :   you can use a regular moisturizer after the bath
User :   please tell the medicine of dryness of the skin.
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems- like tiredness/ wt gain / body ache/ feel excessively cold as well?
User :   no
Doctor :   then just follow the general measures - and use a soap like pears or dove
User :   tell the name of cream to become white
User :   tell the name of cream to become white please
User :   type quickly doctor
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   please tell the name of cream to become white
Doctor :  
you will need to see a dermatologist for that;
Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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