Allegra

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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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. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

Why does running nose, sneezing and blocked nose happen?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bad running nose, sneezing and blocked nose in the morning for the last ten days. I have taken Augmentin 375 for five days. It improved a bit but again relapsed today. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Running nose can be due to upper respiratory tract infection. You can take tablet Allegra M (combination of Montelukast and Fexofenadine) twice daily for about three days. Warm water gargles ...  Read Full »

What causes hives in the evening?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting rashes on my skin regularly that keeps itching too much. It gets cured after every 6-8 hours. Again the rashes appear in the evening. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having hives and this is acute urticaria.Take tablet Dazit M (Desloratadine) once at bedtime for 10 days in a row. In the daytime take tablet Allegra 180 mg (Fexofenadine) once after ...  Read Full »

I am having recurrent infections with negative allergy test. Please guide me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female. I am not on any medication. I take probiotic, multivitamin, vitamin D, Cal-mag and omega supplements daily. I seem to have recurrent infections. In the last three years, I have had two strands of mononucleosis, pneumonia twice, ongoing sinus infections, recur...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, do not worry, your condition is not suggestive of those cancers. Regarding your ongoing sinusitis, it is an allergic sinusitis in all probabilities. An allergy test will not pick up all the allergies. So, it is not reliable in ruling out different allergies. ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a permanent solution for itching around the groin.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. For the past few years, I have been suffering with itching on my groin and surrounding areas. I usually use Cloritamazole dusting powder on and off. But, when the itch really increases, I use Quadriderm ointment for 1-2 days. Once the problem reduces, I stop using it. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can very well understand what you are going through. I will give my best shot to treat your problem. I examined the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found the original fungal lesions have been converted to the present appearance because...  Read Full »

I have a rash on my back which gets aggravated when I am in stress.What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a rash on my back, neck and chest for over a month. I visited my physician and she thought it could be a fungal infection. She prescribed an anti-fungal medication which I took for 2 weeks. However, the medication did not do anything, and the rash is still present. It gets i...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attachments. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) It is not looking like fungal infection. It is more in favour of urticaria. Does it remain the same or fades with time and recur again? Does it aggravate with phys...  Read Full »

How can rashes coupled with severe itching on the legs and arms be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female and I have rashes on my legs, arms, and armpits with severe itching. I have no fever or difficulty breathing. I have had allergies but never this serious. I am currently on Allegra, Zentel, Xevor, and Moisturex. It has gotten worse in the last three days. P...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think right now you are having an urticarial rash. I suggest you take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg at night for seven days. This may induce sleep but there is nothing to worry about that. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines wi...  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 »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

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, drugs, etc....  Read Full »

I have severe sneezing and running nose. Please help me out of this.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male, suffering from allergy for 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 of eyes. C...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

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, how...  Read Full »

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