Allegra is the trade name for the drug Fexofenadine. It is an antihistamine, which counteracts the action of histamine on the body. Histamine results in allergic reactions such as hives, sneezing, runny nose, itching, and watery eyes.
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How to cure allergic rhinitis occurring for more than five years?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23 year old male, suffering from allergy for the past 6 years. I am facing this problem more in winter. Early morning, I will get 10 sneezes continuously. If I take cold foods, I will have running nose throughout the day and severe sneezing. Also, I have itching and watering in my e... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My diagnosis of your condition based on the information you have provided is allergic rhinitis. However, to confirm the same I want you to do two investigations namely serum IgE and absolute eosinophil count. Both are blood investigations. Allergy is not curable, howev... Read Full »
What should I do if I took 600 mg of tablet Tegretol instead of 200 mg?
Query: Hello doctor,I have the following question about the tablet Tegretol:I have been taking Tegretol 200 mg in the morning and 400 mg in the evening for bipolar disorder for nearly two years now. I accidentally mixed up Tegretol with my allergy medicine yesterday morning and therefore took 600 mg of Teg... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You do not need to worry about it. Since more than 12 hours have passed after taking 600 mg of tablet Tegretol (Carbamazepine), I do not think there is any risk of poisoning. Even at 600 mg, the drug is safe.Kindly take plenty of water and avoid taking an overdose in the... Read Full »
I have itching on different parts of my body. Is it a sign of liver cirrhosis?
Query: Hello doctor, I have itching on my body since three days. It is not on one part. It happens in different parts of my body. I have a very fatty liver disease. Can it be related to the liver? I do not have any other symptoms of liver problem like yellow eyes. Can it be a sign of liver cirrhosis? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching is a sign of obstructive jaundice only in case you are relating it to liver disease. Since you have got your ultrasound done, it would have shown signs of obstruction, if any. You need to find other causes of itching like thyroid disorder, diabetes, ... Read Full »
What precautions will cure the itchiness of the pelvic region?
Query: Hi doctor, My pelvic region has some skin infection that is itchy, and I need to take Allegra 180 every night for the past 4 to 5 days to sleep, or else it itches badly. Please suggest some remedy. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may be suffering from a fungal infection that commonly affects the inner thighs, groin, and buttocks area. It can be treated by a course of antifungal treatment, which includes tablets along with creams. Do not use soap over that area. Mistreatment with steroid cont... Read Full »
Does food allergy persist for the rest of life?
Query: Hello doctor, I have food allergy and I want to learn more about my situation. I have a lot of allergies and I cannot eat almost everything. Is there any test I can take to check and find out if it will go off? Will this allergy persist for the rest of my life? Doctor's report says, 31 years old fem... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history and symptoms you need to find out the allergen which is hurting you, by observing your daily lifestyle properly. Best treatment for allergy is to avoid the allergen. You may get relief with tablet Allegra 120mg once daily. There is no definitive ... Read Full »
What could be the cause for dry red patches on face of a 5-month-old kid?
Query: Hello doctor, My 5-month-old son has dry red patches all over his face that also spreads to his nape and back. He also violently scratches his face and ears. We wash him with baby Dove but have now switched to Cetaphil. We are also applying Atopiclair when his rashes are flaring up but he still has... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. More than dryness, these rashes seem to be some sort of allergic rash. The redness is because of the scratching. The other details you have mentioned regarding detergent is fine. Continue using Cetaphil soap, but do not rub the skin too much, it will cause more re... Read Full »
Does vaginal swelling with itching indicate vaginal yeast infection?
Query: Hello doctor, What should I do if I think I have a yeast infection? But I am leaving for a trip very soon and do not have time to visit a gynecologist. I have never had a yeast infection before but I am slightly swollen and itchy. I have had these two symptoms for a week now. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your problem and will surely help you. The symptoms which you have described, it is likely that you are suffering from vaginal infection and as such you have self diagnosed it. Do you have some discharge also and is the discharge foul smelling?... Read Full »
Please suggest medications for pus-filled bumps due to insect bite.
Query: Hello doctor, Some insects bit me and I have got an infection because of scratching it and now my lower leg is completely filled with these bumps with pus in some of them. I have been prescribed antibiotics and allergy medication as well as an ointment. Is there anything else that could be done? It... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. IgE is raised, this indicates allergic infection or parasitic infection. ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is raised so chronic infection. Is there fever? Stomachache? History of hives? Allergic dermatitis? Atopy? Aggravation factors? Insect bite reaction? Is t... Read Full »
Please suggest medication for long term sinusitis.
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from sinusitis for the last six months. I have tried lots of medicines but there is no improvement. Because of the current scenario of COVID-19, I cannot visit any ENT specialist. Please help me and prescribe some medicines. Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I understand how frustrating your problem can be. Sinusitis is usually secondary to a certain problem such as allergy (which is the most common cause, once other rare causes are ruled out). So considering the treatment of this particular issue, we need to always t... Read Full »
I have sniffles with small amount of blood spots in cough. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, For the past three days, I am having sniffles. But today morning, when I got up I found a small amount of blood spots in my cough. So please advise me what to do now? I never found this before. I am currently taking Corectia, Glyciphase 500 mg, Ovipauz-L, and Aspirin gastro-resistant... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The image that you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows brown rusty expectoration for which you need not worry. It is due to the capillary leak at the inflamed mucosa due to the medical condition. Do you have a watery nose? Do you still sniffl... Read Full »