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Treatment for white rash on the chin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have developed a white rash on my chin after getting a shave at a barber shop. The white rash is not itchy but stings little when i scratch it. I am 27 year old male with a pre existing Seborrheic Dermatitis on the scalp. Is it the same thing ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   hi
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Such white rashes are seen with seborrhoeic dermatitis
User :   would u like to see a pic ?
Doctor :   Yes, if you can send it to my mail
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User :   one sec
Doctor :   I shall see the pic and reply to it
User :   i can even give u a link i have the pic hosted online
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   thats fine
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Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   wait a minute
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It does look like a fungal infection
Doctor :   I would recommend you to apply an antifungal ointment to the area
Doctor :   Do you have one?
User :   candid creame ?
User :   i cant remember the name >?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is an antifungal cream
Doctor :   Do you have it or need to purchase?
User :   i have to buy it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can buy Zoderm ointment
Doctor :   and apply it once daily at night
Doctor :   before going to bed
User :   will it spread ?
Doctor :   it should not after initiating the treatment
Doctor :   clean it well with soap atleast 3 times per day
User :   this is not herpes is it ?
Doctor :   and use a seperate towel
Doctor :   it does look like Herpes
Doctor :   no need to worry about that
User :   u mean it looks like it ?
Doctor :   No, it does not
Doctor :   Sorry I missed not
User :   u scared me
User :   lol
User :   haha
Doctor :   Sorry again
User :   thats ok
User :   is dermitis curable ?
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
Doctor :   Yes, it is curable
Doctor :   if it is not settling with topical medications
Doctor :   you should report to a dermatologist
Doctor :   for further treatment
Doctor :   like oral antibiotics(including antifungals)
User :   ok
User :   because the dermitis i have on my scalp goes and comes back
User :   for many months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   it is recurable
Doctor :   that is there
Doctor :   for that, good hygiene is the only proven method
Doctor :   like taking head bath regularly
User :   i also have two creams i will tell u the names
Doctor :   atleast alternate days
Doctor :   using medicated shampoos
User :   clobetasone cream bp (Eumosone)
User :   and Terbinafine hydrocloride Cream(Zimig)
Doctor :   ok, it is a combination of antifungal
Doctor :   and a steroid
Doctor :   it is good
User :   the first one ?
Doctor :   But only Zimig would also be fine I guess
Doctor :   first one is a steroid
User :   ok
User :   should i apply it daily
Doctor :   Yes, you should apply the above 2 creams 2 times per day
Doctor :   Was it prescribed by a dermatologist?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Go as per the advise
User :   ok
Doctor :   given by your dermatologist
Doctor :   for this lesion
Doctor :   if you have to use Zoderm ointment on the face
Doctor :   once daily
User :   those creame where prescribed for a another fungal infection i had around my ears
User :   thats cleared
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   for now, the lesion on face use Zoderm ointment once daily at night
Doctor :   Hope it is clear
User :   ok
User :   should i show it to my dermitilogist
User :   do u think i can wait ?
Doctor :   If you have scheduled for a follow up
Doctor :   you can do that
Doctor :   for that particular lesion
Doctor :   no need
Doctor :   you can use the ointment I have suggested
User :   is zimig good enough ?
Doctor :   Yes, it is good
Doctor :   but Zoderm action shall be bit more than that
Doctor :   hence I have suggested that
User :   ok
User :   can i buy it over the counter
Doctor :   Yes
User :   great
User :   i will get it
Doctor :   Any other queries?
User :   no thats good for now
User :   thank you for your time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
User :   bye
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