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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good morning.
Doctor :   I am Dr XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Good Morning Doctor
User :   My daughter aged 10 is getting rashes on her legs...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have consulted with a doctor and she has recommended her to used some creams
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but its back again now inspite of the creams
Doctor :   Ok
User :   could it be something more than skin related
User :   should i consult her pediatrition for this
Doctor :   Since when is she having the rashes?
User :   around 2 months
Doctor :   Can you describe the size, location and number of rashes?
User :   her skin is quite dry
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you describe the size, location and number of rashes?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   sorry doctor
User :   mostly on the thighs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   around 5-6 rashes
User :   not too big
Doctor :   How big are the rashes?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i cant recollect the name of her cream right now
Doctor :   Are they like a pimple like rashes?
Doctor :   Does she complain of itching along with the rashes?
User :   no
User :   not much of itching
User :   doctor said she is allergic
Doctor :   Does she have pain associated with it?
User :   she is dust allergic
User :   no pain
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is also allergic to pets is what the doctor told us
Doctor :   Do you have similar rashes over the body?
User :   she has a pet hamster
User :   no i dont
Doctor :   Ok
User :   her dad has dry skin problem
User :   but his is more on the palms and soles
Doctor :   Does she have any other medical illness?
User :   but she has no problem with her hands and feet
User :   Asthama sometimes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know which specialty doctor did you consult?
User :   oh she was a consulting doctor in one of the clinics near our house
User :   dont remember her name
Doctor :   Ok
User :   first time we went to her
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Based on your description, the rashes look like an erythematous condition.
Doctor :   I agree with your doctor, that it is probably an allergic conditions.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The cause could be due to an exposure to dust , or mites from the pet.
Doctor :   Along with this her dry skin can be contributing to it also.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since her symptoms are located over a particular region, it is probably not related to any systemic conditions.
Doctor :   A dermatologist than a pediatrician will be the ideal person who can help you in this scenario.
Doctor :   She will need certain local steroid/antihistamine creams
Doctor :   Apart from these you need to address the dry skin issue too.
Doctor :   Hence avoid frequent bathing with hot water
Doctor :   Use skin moisturisers regularly.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Good nutrition and hydration is essential.
Doctor :   The condition is a non concerning one, and will slowly fade away, provided she doesn't keep scratching.
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   Scratching can lead to thickening of the skin and development of infection which are hard to treat.
Doctor :   hence do not worry much.
User :   Thank you very much doctor
Doctor :   Address the dry skin with the measures suggested.
Doctor :   Consult a dermatologist for the local creams.
User :   i will do that definitely
Doctor :   That should take care of this problem.
Doctor :   And lastly,
Doctor :   it is better to avoid frequent contacts with pets, outside animals.
Doctor :   Use mosquitoe and fly prevention techniques as much as possible too.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear to you.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes doctor that was very useful
User :   thank you other queries for now
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   May I know your name and phone number for our referrence.
User :   you too...thank you
User :  
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   thank you doc
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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