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Date : 07-Apr-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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User:my left nipple is very sensitive to touch. i am a 70 year old female. i don't even know it is there unless i touch it are
clothes rubs across it.
Doctor:Hi
User:hello
Doctor:You seem to be having increased sensitivity in your nipple
Doctor:since when do you have this?
User:it started 4 days ago and is not changed,
Doctor:okay
Doctor:have you noticed any discharge from the nipple?
User:no discharge or discoloration, no lumps. but do have fibrocystic breast disease.
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Sounds like a fungal infection
User:WHAT IS DONE FOR THAT, AND HOW DID I GET IT
Doctor:You can apply an anti fungal cream or powder for 4 weeks and see if it gets better
Doctor:You don't have to do anything to get it
Doctor:our skin contains plenty of dead cells, these dead cells are become food for these fungi
User:WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE ANTI FUNGAL CREAM OR POWDER AND WHERE DO I PURCHASE IT?
Doctor:You can purchase it from your local pharmacy
User:WHAT DO I ASK FOR? AND IS IT A RX
Doctor:You can ask for Ketoconazole or meconazole cream
Doctor:Or Nystatin powder
Doctor:Most creams that can be applied on the skin are available over the counter
User:ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OR DANGERS WITH THIS CREAM IN RELATION
User:TO MY MEDS
Doctor:You can ask your pharmacist, they would know correctly
Doctor:No, if you are applying them on the skin, then there is no chance of interaction
User:THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR DIAGNOSIS.
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor:You should remember to get your self looked at by your doctor if this cream doesn't help
Doctor:apply this for 4 weeks and see
Doctor:if there is not improvement, then consult your doctor
User:NO NOT AT THIS TIME. IS IT POSSIBLE FRO ME TO PRINT THIS CONVERSATION ON MY PRINTER
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me here
Doctor:Yes, it is quite possible, Click the right mouse button anywhere in the above text and select select all
Doctor:then select copy
Doctor:copy the selected text to Microsoft word or Word pad, paste it in that, you can print it from there
User:I HAVE A MAC COMPUTER
Doctor:Otherwise, you can right click in the above text, you will see an option to print, if you select that, then you will automatically get a print out
Doctor:did it work?
User:NO IT DIDNT WORK
Doctor:Okay, do you have a mouse?
User:YES
Doctor:Then click and hold the mouse button near the end of this line, then drag your mouse upwards holding down the left mouse button
Doctor:now, right click on the selected text
Doctor:and click the copy option
Doctor:now go to the desktop and open the notepad
Doctor:paste the text, and you can print from there
User:THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. IT DOESN'T WORK. COULD YOU POSSIBLY EMAIL ME THE TEXT?
Doctor:Yes, I will, please share your email address
User: YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:Okay, I will send it in a few minutes
Doctor:Thanks for using the service
Doctor:take care
User:thanks so much i appreciate it.
User:good bye
Doctor:You are most welcome
Doctor:good bye
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