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What causes rashes on leg and hand? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Apr-2014
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Doctor:how can I help you?
User:hello doctor...
User:am affected with skin rashes mainly on legs and hands
User:it is there for almost a month...
Doctor:What kind of rashes?
Doctor:can you describe these rashes
User:about coin size... mainly on thinghs
Doctor:You say you have these rashes since one month, does that mean, these rashes are present from one month, they have not healed from that time at all?
Doctor:what else can you tell me about these rashes?
User:it got dried.. but no vanishing..
User:looks like reoccuring
Doctor:okay, anything else you can tell me about it?
User:nw its paining if i touch ther
Doctor:is there any itching?
User:round rashed.. bit dried nw.. outer corner isdark brwon in colour
User:and inside not that dark
Doctor:what is the shape of these rashes?
Doctor:Is the rash increasing in size?
User:s doctor
Doctor:just one sec
User:i had checked with a pharmacist.. he gave fluconazole,perdnisilone and cetrizine
Doctor:I am sorry, I got some urgent call
User:no issues
Doctor:From all the information your provided
Doctor:I feel you are having a fungal infection
Doctor:(ring worm)
Doctor:But I can not be sure of the diagnosis until I see the rash in person
User:wat causes such infection
Doctor:wet undergarments are one reason for such infections
Doctor:You will need to apply an antifungal cream for at least 6 weeks for it to go away completely
Doctor:Oral fluconazole will not help at all
Doctor:Don't wear any tight undergarments
Doctor:please see a doctor to get the antifungal cream prescribed
Doctor:You should not take medicines without a prescription
User:can i take cetrizine
Doctor:it is illegal for pharmacists to sell prescription medicines without a doctor's prescription
Doctor:Yes, You can take cetrizine for the time being
Doctor:where do you live>
User:btm, bangalore
User:i didt use any wet undergarments.. wat else will be the reason
Doctor:Your undergarments can become moist/wet due to sweat also right?
Doctor:If you wish, you can consult me in my clinic in Koramangala for a prescription
User:can u pls tell the location of ur clinic
User:am applying coconut over the rashes nw.. can i apply it
Doctor:It is in 6th block Koramangala, in IHA campus (near Koramangala Police station), I will be in my clinic from 5 pm to 8 pm, from Tuesday to Saturday
User:timings pls
Doctor:Yes, you can apply coconut oil to relieve the itching
Doctor:5 pm to 8 pm
User:wat kind of food should i hv..
User:can i hv non-veg
Doctor:There is no food restrictions
Doctor:you can eat whatever you like to eat
User:will this spread to others by contat
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor:Yes, it can spread
User:oh.. my wife is pregnant..
Doctor:Don't worry, it won't cause any problem
User:is ther any chance tat it may spread to her
Doctor:Yes, it may spread to her skin as well
Doctor:but there is nothing to be worried about
Doctor:it can be treated easily
Doctor:and the important thing to remember is to keep your skin dry and clean
Doctor:that will prevent it
Doctor:and this fungus affects the skin only
Doctor:so not that much of a problem really
Doctor:do you have any more questions?
User:thanks doctor.. so i will consult and take medication...
Doctor:You can call me on mobile before coming, it is 0000
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me here
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