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itching unberable on back and chest my e mail is [email protected]

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itching unberable on back and chest


my e mail is [email protected]
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

how long has this been going on?

Dr. David :

do you have dry skin?

Dr. David :

are you putting moisturizers on your skin?

Dr. David :

do you have a rash? fever?

Dr. David :

any other medical problems?

Customer:

on and off two years... i saw dermatlogist american hospital paris... his creams helped... and now back again horrible sorry itching pain unbearable

Dr. David :

what cream did they give you?

Dr. David :

a steroid cream?

Customer:

yes house doctor says i have a dry skin.. so did the dermatlogist two years ago

Dr. David :

dry skin can cause itchiness.

Customer:

yes i am every day and after a week i stop.... now the itch goes on And on.....

Dr. David :

thyroid imbalance can also cause dry skin and itchy skin.

Customer:

what do you mean..... i get also special oil pills three times a day some sort of vitamin

Customer:

what about tghis very little alcohol... with water to remember by infant exposure to my grandfather

Customer:

i am stopiing

Customer:

parasetamolo alleviates the pain no fever no rush

Dr. David :

parasetamolo is acetomenophen.

Dr. David :

what is tghis?

Dr. David :

thyroid gland in your body controls your metabolism

Dr. David :

a simple blood test can check your thyroid hormone levels to see if they are normal or not.

Dr. David :

abnormal thyroid hormone levels of being too high can cause dry skin and itchy skin.

Customer:

what do i do...do i take parasetamiolo how many a day i am on warfarin my inr is 3 ... i have vibration... stable heart condition... i take approvel duretics and amrol everyday aprovel 300 am;or 10 and durectic 40 mg a day and pfcourse coumadine as prescribed by dutch tromose lab everty twoo three weeks

Customer:

my blood cjeck over the last years now a nonth ago is normal.... my house doctor says

Dr. David :

you can take parasetamiolo daily but no more than 2000mg a day in a 24 hour period

Dr. David :

INR is good.

Dr. David :

make sure you use moisturizer on your skin daily if this helps dry skin and itching.

Customer:

so what is the problem... i stop the small halg glass ouzo greek alcohol i never drank in my life

Dr. David :

you need to get your thyroid hormone levels checked.

Dr. David :

you could just have dry skin as you get older.

Dr. David :

as we all get older, our skin can become more dry.

Dr. David :

you might need to use moisturizer on your skin all the time.

Customer:

what do you mean all the time

Customer:

when if at all this will stop

Customer:

how about drinking water... diet and NO ALCOHOL

Dr. David :

you should not drink alcohol at all

Dr. David :

since you are taking the acetomenophen

Dr. David :

and the warfarin.

Customer:

what do i do.... tell me please... before i give my rating ... i think i know you from earlier times....

Customer:

please answer

Dr. David :

you need to use moisturizer on your skin daily twice a day

Dr. David :

especially after you shower to help moisturize your skin

Dr. David :

to decrease itchiness.

Dr. David :

soap and water can dry the skin.

Dr. David :

also the skin can be more dry in the winter time as well.

Dr. David :

it is hard to put moisturizer on your back.

Customer:

to decrease alleviate or stop the ithing...

Dr. David :

you might need to have someone help you put cream on your back daily

Dr. David :

do you have someone who can help you put cream on your back?

Dr. David :

yes, cream will help decrease or possibly stop the itching.

Dr. David :

if your skin is very dry.

Customer:

you still dont tell me anything about drinking water or coke or alcohol and diet... please tell me

Customer:

will this ever be cured .......

Dr. David :

your skin most likely will be dry for a long time

Dr. David :

and you will have to use cream daily .

Dr. David :

no alcohol

Dr. David :

coke is no good for you.

Dr. David :

drink water.

Dr. David :

coke is sugar and gas.

Dr. David :

drink water.

Customer:

what cream do you suggest... how can i put it on my back any type of cream which can be put on the back ...

Customer:

i now have a lady... nurse !!! coming everyday i live alone.. are there special moisteres which can be vaporized on the back

Customer:

any cream you suggest in particular

Customer:

i am a fatalist you seem to indicate that there is no cure.... is that soooooo

Customer:

how can i be alleviated

Customer:

water a lot

Customer:

no coke

Customer:

no alcohol

Customer:

what else

Customer:

when shall i be a little bit better

Customer:

do you say in fact it is a matter of age

Customer:

i fell like... wanting to go away if that is so,,,, but let me not exagerate

Customer:

help me what do i do to lower... paraetamol/// i cannot take pain killers

Customer:

you did not say anything about oil pills prescrobed by dermatoloist in american hospital parizs

Customer:

please tell ne what to do.... i a ha a humidifuer in my bedroom

Customer:

shall i have it on all the time at night

Customer:

dictors here sat that my itching is result of age sjin and lonf winteer months and central heating

Customer:

please dio comment''' i will open windows and do.....

Customer:

what else than parasetamol to stop the pain itchinfg pain cannot sleep all night is this old age

Customer:

what in tghe blood .... it is two years now thanks regards XXXXX XXXXX back to me sorry

Customer:

i am waiting please please.... you realize i am difficult and i wabnt answers and answers

Customer:

just to be ... happier

Customer:

how would you rate me,,,, i will rate you when we finish how about you..... i cannot ,,, bear the itching and pain!

Dr. David :

sorry

Dr. David :

I had to see a patient.

Dr. David :

I would recommend a thick moisturizer you can get at the drug store.

Dr. David :

vasaline intensive care.

Dr. David :

when you get older, your skin can get more dry.

Dr. David :

oil pills will not help

Dr. David :

you need to put cream on your skin.

Dr. David :

ask the nurse which comes in daily to put cream on your skin.

Customer:

i still dont have suggestions on diet,,,,,,, please tell me to avoid what in food or drinks... cooked vegetables... meat,,, chicjken soup etc etc fruits,,, tea

Dr. David :

you can eat cooked vegetables, meat chicken, soups,fruits

Dr. David :

all are fine.

Dr. David :

just avoid alcohol and coffee and sodas.

Customer:

and parasetamol or........ to alleciate pain

Dr. David :

tea is ok.

Dr. David :

yes, that is fine.

Customer:

and howe can i sleep...it is unbreable to think that i have to go to bed to sleep with this malaise.... thanks regards

Dr. David :

just no more than 2000mg a day

Dr. David :

you can try over the counter sleep aids.

Dr. David :

they make tylenol PM to help with sleep

Dr. David :

that is over the counter.

Dr. David :

also you can try melatonin sleep hormone which is also sold over the counter for sleep as well.

Customer:

yes but i am supposed not to take tynenol etc because of coumadine

Dr. David :

you can take tylenol.

Customer:

also i have red spots all over the body i suppose that is because of coumadine and not serious or is it related tio rhe dry skin

Dr. David :

tylenol is the same as parasetamolo

Customer:

can i take valerian drops to sleeps,,, and rest

Dr. David :

coumadin can cause small broken blood vessels under the skin and can cause small bruises as well.

Dr. David :

valerian drops can also help sleep.

Dr. David :

you can try that as well.

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

Customer:

i am indeed a question man

Customer:

thanks

Customer:

do you see any remedy ... i am impatient... a difficult patient too.... but my impatience is inherent to my character to get tghibngs done

Customer:

now what do i do... after that no questions

Customer:

just rating for you EXCELLENT!!

Dr. David :

thanks.

Dr. David :

talk to your doctor about getting your thyroid hormone levels checked

Dr. David :

to see if they are abnormal.

Dr. David :

and then keep trying the cream daily to help the dry itchy skin

Dr. David :

and over time, they can help the skin.

Dr. David :

make sure you use the skin daily.

Dr. David :

you use the cream daily once or twice a day.

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