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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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I have a skin disease and would like to seek help from a

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I have a skin disease and would like to seek help from a dermatologist
JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?
Customer: About 3 months
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

Please post some pictures.

What are the treatments done?

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

I am writing you an initial answer. Once you are online we may discuss it further.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

Skin diseases can be due to;

1) Autoimmune phenomenon.

2) Food allergies/Environmental allergies.

3) Intestinal Parasites

4) Emotional and psychological factors.

5) Medications/herbs.

You would need the following investigations to ascertain the cause;

A) a complete blood cell (CBC) count with differential, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and/or C-reactive protein (CRP), liver enzymes, and thyrotropin (TSH).

B) Examination of the stool for ova and parasites.

C) Hepatitis B and C titers.

D) Serum cryoglobulin and complement assays.

E) Thyroid function testing and antithyroid microsomal and peroxidase antibody titers.

F) Allergy tests

G) Skin biopsy

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need more information.
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