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Soft red boil on the chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   r u a dermatologist?
Doctor :   I am a general Practitioner but i can help you with yiour problem in my expertise
Doctor :   and if required refer you to the best one
User :   i got a boil like thing on de chest its der for past 1 year
User :   i dont feel any pain
Doctor :   Is it soft/ hard
User :   soft
Doctor :   what is the color
Doctor :   and where is it exactly
User :   light red
Doctor :   Did you injure
Doctor :   at that siet
Doctor :   site
User :   it is below my neck
User :   de place where we put de first button of our shirt
Doctor :   Is it increasing in size? or decreasing since onset?
Doctor :   Does it itch
User :   it was like a small heat boil and den two or three such boils join 2 form de larger 1
User :   it was not itchin so far but now it does sum time
Doctor :   Did you injure anytime
Doctor :   at that site?
User :   no sir
Doctor :   Is there any sensation on that
User :   it was small den it increased in size and now i think its not changing
User :   ya sensation is der
Doctor :   i mean increased or decreased sensation than the normal skin
User :   increased sensation
Doctor :   Ok XXXXXXXX from your explanation I could think of few conditions
User :   at de corners
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send and when done, Please say it.
User :   in de centre its same
User :   wat cud it b sir nd wat shud i do
Doctor :   They are keloid mostly, lipoma, skin tag
Doctor :   I would say as it is not causing any problem for you
Doctor :   It could be left alone
Doctor :   It can be tackled for cosmetic purposes
Doctor :   if you wish to
User :   sir can i completely remove it?
Doctor :   The above things i said are only tentative
Doctor :   You need a physical examination to determine the exact thing
User :   i once consulted a doctor
Doctor :   The keloid
Doctor :   What was his diagnosis
User :   he suggested metrogyl gel
User :   nd few other medicines
User :   he said u can not remove it fully
Doctor :   So did you see any change
User :   u apply dis gel nd it will becum a bit smaller
User :   no sir no significant change
User :   even if i get it operated it is not sure dat it wil not re appear
Doctor :   I feel is to leave it
Doctor :   the keloids have high chance of recurrence
Doctor :   So you can give it a try about removing if you are too cosmetically concerned
User :   sir i hav 1 more problem
User :   i get heat boils on my head
User :   cud u help me?
Doctor :   Which city are you from
User :   chennai
Doctor :   The heat boils are usually because of poor local hygiene
User :   wat shud i do sir
Doctor :   because of the pollution and the high blood supply which are good factors
Doctor :   for growth of bacteria
User :   no one else in my family has it
Doctor :   You have to keep the area clean
Doctor :   do you have dandruff?
Doctor :   too
User :   ya i got dandruff b cos of those boils
Doctor :   It coudl be the dandruff increasing the boils
User :   wen dese boils dry de top layer of skin peals of
Doctor :   I would suggest you to maintain a healthy scalp
Doctor :   Daily wash your hair thoroughly with hands putting into the scalp
User :   sir i bath twice nd clean it.. wat else can i do
Doctor :   ok
User :   i use nizoral for dandruff
Doctor :   Do you have dry or oily scalp
User :   its dry
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   This condition is called Seborrheic sicca
Doctor :   You need a physical examination and get a prescription from a dermatologist
Doctor :   as yoiu are already on OTC medications
Doctor :   The examiantion helps you to get a better treatment
Doctor :   I would suggest you to see a dermatologist
Doctor :   K
User :   cud u plz refer 4 a gud dermatologist
Doctor :   Sorry we dont have data for chennai rt now, we will be coming in next 3 to 4 months in Chennai too
User :   oh
Doctor :   You can go to any dermatologist who is experienced
User :   its very gud nd creative idea sir
Doctor :   Thanks
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User :   solving problems online
User :   thank u!!!!
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Doctor :   bye
User :   s surely.... nd i wil b ur regular customer lol
User :   thanx again bye hav a nice day
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