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Date : 16-Apr-2014
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User:Hello Doctor.
User:This is regarding a allergy over face.
Doctor:I see. When did it start?
User:I had applied a sunscreen to my face this Saturday morning.
User:Yesterday, my whole face was covered with itchy boils.
Doctor:I see, you must have had a reaction to the sunscreen
Doctor:Is it getting worse?
Doctor:Have you had any difficulty breathing?
User:Actually, a skin specialist had visited our office on Friday.
Doctor:Ok, Good
Doctor:What did they do?
User:And I told him about boils getting over my face occassionally.
User:For that, he suggested me to apply sunscreen.
User:The boils may be happening due to sun..
Doctor:I see
User:But, after coming home, on Saturday, I thought I will try it out.
Doctor:Well, at the moment we must deal with the boils.
Doctor:After that we can look into what is causing the sun allergies and how it can be dealt with in the long term
User:And applied a cream that was suggested for my husband.
User:I think that sunscreen did not suit my skin
Doctor:Agreed, i do not think it suited you at all
User:I applied it only once on Saturday morning, before going out. I did not apply it again.
User:It is Suncros Aquagel.
Doctor:So. I would suggest you buy a steroid cream for the face and use it until the boils have receded
User:It is curable, right?
Doctor:The boils? Of course!
User:Can you please suggest a steroid cream?
Doctor:where do you live?
Doctor:ok, i will name a few brands for you
Doctor:but if you simply go to the pharmacy and tell them you want a hydrocortisone cream they will have any one of a hundred different brands
Doctor:one moment
User:But that wont cause any other kind of allergy, right?
Doctor:steroids are chemicals which stop the whole allergic process, it's very very very rare to actually be allergic to a steroid
Doctor:it's possible, but incredibly unlikely
User:I think I have Lycor 1% (Hydrocorisone Cream BP 1.0% W/w)
User:at home
User:Will it reduce the itching too.
User:And how long will it take to make my face look normal?
Doctor:give it a few days
Doctor:apply the cream after shower in the morning and before going to bed at night
User:Oh. So, should I not be going to office tomorrow?
Doctor:you should be back to normal in 3-4 days
Doctor:after that, you must visit a dermatologist and get to the bottom of your sun allergy and see what definitive treatment can be given
Doctor:It all depends on how you feel
User:Oh. OK.
User:Do you practise in Bangalore?
Doctor:At fortis and Sakra
Doctor:but i'm a neurocritical care expert
Doctor:not a dermat
User:Can you please suggest a good dermatologist?
Doctor:sure, do you have a preferance on kormangala or some other area?
User:kormangala...i had gone XXXXXXX hrudayalay's Reviva which is in HSR ....there they have suggested this cream for my husband.
Doctor:At fortis Marathalli there are dr. Kushalappa and Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Doctor:I have worked with Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX in the past and he is competent
User:Oh. OK. Will note down their names and try to visit them, once I get rid of this allergy.
User:Which hospital?
Doctor:she has her own practice in 4th block koramangala
Doctor:First left after sony world junction
Doctor:That is when you are heading tword Johns and the BDA complex
User:Is it a clinic? or hospital?
Doctor:Hers is a clinic
User:Do you know the name of the clinic
Doctor:i have heard the name often, so i thought i would mention
Doctor:I have never actually worked with her
User:Oh. OK. I will then try to reach out either Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX or Dr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
User:Well, doctor, I have another question
User:Can I be applying face wash for cleaning my face, until I am applying this Lycor cream for treating allergy?
User:I mean for the next 3-4 days
Doctor:you can, but after you use the facewash, you must reapply the steroid cream
Doctor:and face washes have a tendancy to dry out skin, so do steroids.
Doctor:so be careful, you can cause your skin to peel
User:OK, Dr. I already applied it few minutes back, and I am feeling bit relieved from itching.
User:I mean the Lycor
Doctor:good job
Doctor:it will help
Doctor:Anything else I can help you with?
User:Thank you doctor, Just wanted to ask, what do Neurocritical care experts do? I mean, what are the areas of subject you concentrate on.
User:I am askiing, just in case, if it would be helpful to visit you for my parents,
User:in any case
Doctor:Head injuries, spine injuries, strokes, blood clots in the brain
User:Oh. OK.
Doctor:if your parents have a neurological issue, a good neurologist is your best bet
Doctor:we don't see outpatients, we only deal in ICU level care
Doctor:God forbid that your parent need my services
User:Thank you, doctor. It was really helpfull. I tried to reach out to many dermatologist over phone for my allergy. But everyone seems to be closed due to festival.
Doctor:yup, true, Ugadi today, so everybody has shut down
User:Yes, I was looking for a doctor who could cure my mother's headache.
Doctor:no worries, am always happy to help
Doctor:A good neurologist will help your mom. She needs a detailed exam by one such and they will be able to guide you further
User:Ok. doctor. Will take your leave.. Thanks for the quick suggestions.
User:Sorry, I read your last message now.
Doctor:Have a wonderful holiday and my best to you and your folks
User:You mean, you can look into headache, too>
User:I mean my mom is suffering from severe headaches from many years.
User:She tried out all kinds of treatments
User:But in vain
Doctor:It is not advisable, neurology is all about skill of examination and observation. We can rarely diagnose issues over a chat or email
User:In fact my father is also a doctor, but even his treatment does not seem to cure her headache.
User:Yes. I know.
User:My parents will be coming to Bangalore, next month.
User:I was thinking I will get a treatment for her
Doctor:Good idea, have her see a neurologist at a large hospital, there, if a CT or MRI is needed you can get it done in one shot
User:Will try to visit a neurologist, once they come here.
Doctor:good idea
User:Ok. Doctor. Thanks. It was a very useful chat.
Doctor:always happy to help
Doctor:Thanks for coming to HealthCareMagic
User:You are Welcome.
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