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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Dry Skin
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   doc i have a very dry skin
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how old are you?
Doctor :   what work do you do?
User :   25
User :   i am into software job
Doctor :   is this problem more during winter?
User :   yes
Doctor :   how long have you had this problem?
User :   but in bangalore the problem persist thru out the year
Doctor :   ok..
User :   i think from child hood only
Doctor :   are you currently using any medication?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems/ allergies?
User :   no
Doctor :   any cracked skin?
Doctor :   you can follow a few simple tips-
User :   no
User :   but scales r visible in my skin
User :   and it gets fully whitish
Doctor :   any itching?
User :   yes
Doctor :   any flakes falling off/ redness- or just dryness?
User :   just dryness
Doctor :   use nourishing oils like almond/ olive oil on your skin before bath
User :   ok
User :   there is any permannet solution for this
Doctor :   avoid hot water baths- use warm water
Doctor :   and moisturizers after bath
Doctor :   no - permanent solution
Doctor :   you can manage it with these measures
User :   that i do but still after an hour it comes to same state
User :   is there any medication which can help
Doctor :   have you will seen a dermatologist/ skin clinic for physical skin examination and advice?
User :   i have taken a lot of advice when i was arround 12 but nuthing really helped
Doctor :   what is your ht/wt?
User :   doc whai is main reason of dryness
Doctor :   how is your appetite?
User :   5.7 and 59kgs
User :   appetite is normal
Doctor :   cuases for dry skin- can be cold weather, drinking less water
Doctor :   hypothyroidism , using harsh soaps or shmapoos can also worsen the problem
Doctor :   what soap do you use?
User :   dove
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how often do you have bath?
User :   once in a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you travel/ expose your self to the sun for long times?
User :   no
User :   most of the time i am sitting in Ac room
Doctor :   do you feel excessively cold?
User :   yeah sometimes
Doctor :   any feeling of tiredness/ laziness?
User :   it dsepends on the work
Doctor :   since you have seen a dermatologist a long time back- i would advise you to go for a physical examination again and also get your thyroid function test done
Doctor :   based on that the most appropriate treatment can be given
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   can u suggest any gud doctor in bngalore
Doctor :   which area are you in?
User :  
Doctor :   we will call you back with the details
User :   ok
Doctor :   can i confirm your Mobile : 0000
Doctor :   Email : YYYY@YYYY
User :   correct
Doctor :   ok
User :   thanks doc thank for urs kind advice
Doctor :   welcome;
Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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