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Small spots on abdomen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   how r u doc
Doctor :   i am fine
User :   actually this is regarding
User :   a skin problem
Doctor :   please go ahead with your medical query
Doctor :   ok
User :   there are smal white spots at my abdomen
Doctor :   ok
User :   since the last 4 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please fill these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   age- 20
User :   gender- male
User :   student
User :   unmarried
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   so..
User :   no
User :   not at all
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any addictions?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are the spota having sensation in them?
Doctor :   spots
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are they itching?
User :   no
Doctor :   are they present anywhere else on the body?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are they increasing in size?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   they have been the same size for the last 4 years
Doctor :   are you sexually active?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the condition is called vitiligo
User :   ok
Doctor :   most probably
User :   ok
Doctor :   in it there is decreased melanin
Doctor :   in that part
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is usually treate dby laser or phototherapy
Doctor :   steroids and other drugs may also be used
User :   ok
User :   is it curable
User :   how long does it take
Doctor :   the best thing is to consult a dermatologist
User :   to cure
User :   i have already consulted one
Doctor :   ok
User :   he gave me some gel
Doctor :   it depends upon the extent
User :   which i need to apply
User :   and sit in the sun
Doctor :   ok
User :   for some time
Doctor :   did it work?
User :   not really
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you consult again and discuss further treatment options
Doctor :   available
User :   ok
Doctor :   there are also techniques like piigmentation
User :   is it genetic
User :   ?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   not always
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
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User :   yes
Doctor :   Please confirm your details
User :   skin grafting
Doctor :   is also an option
User :   can my fathers skin be grafted to me??
Doctor :   its best to get your own skin grafted
User :   thanks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   can u suggest some medicines
User :   or should i consult a dermatologist
Doctor :   i suggest a healthy diet
User :   ok
User :   and infrared light??
Doctor :   these medicines can be only given under prescription
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   is there any connection to luekoderma
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it could be any cause of vitiligo
Doctor :   that needs to be evaluated
Doctor :   by the dermatologist on observation
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   ok
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