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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, my daughter who is 6-yrs-old has changes in the color of her skin in the toes and fingers only. I have been to many doctors, but they says there is no medicine for this and it may resolve as time goes on. Is it true? Can you please find out a way?                                                                                                                             
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.... here
User :   hi sir...
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   okay..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when is this change?
User :   since 2 yrs approx
Doctor :   What is the color change?
User :   white...
User :   only at the tip of the toe and finger areas
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Has it been mentioned like Leucoderma?
User :   no...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but its not spreading beyond that...
User :   not in any other parts of the body...
Doctor :   Now, for this has to be diagnosed first
Doctor :   if it is just a depigmentation
User :   ok...
Doctor :   or a skin patch due to certain allergy or infections
User :   ok...
Doctor :   there is no definitive treatment as such
User :   oh...ok....
Doctor :   If it is leucoderma or vitiligo
Doctor :   then it shall be needed a dermatological treatment
Doctor :   Have you consulted a dermatologist?
User :   yes....they had been giving a topical cream only....
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes, that is the first line
User :   ok...
Doctor :   next line is injections to increase the pigmentation in the area
Doctor :   nowadays there are even minor surgeries available
User :   ok....will it take more time to cure?
User :   even after surgery?
Doctor :   Yes, it does take time
Doctor :   years to be frank
User :   okay...
Doctor :   surgery also it does take time to show the results
User :   ok..
Doctor :   If you have further queries
Doctor :   then you can consult our Skin specialist
Doctor :   by sending the photos as well
User :   okay....
Doctor :   I shall give you the link if you wish to
User :   sure...pls...
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW User : more query will be the surgery cost approx? and where its done in tvm?
Doctor :   It shall be done by the Dermatologist
User :   okay fine....
User :   thank u very much sir.....thats all...
Doctor :   The cost shall vary depending on the extent of treatment
Doctor :   and is highly variable
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
User :   okay...
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