Any substance that produces an abnormal and severe immune response in the body is called an allergen. The body responds to allergens, even if they are harmless, as foreign bodies and try to fight them off. Dust mite, pollen, pet dander, peanuts, seafood, and shellfish are the most common allergens.

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I have a painful mark on my finger skin on which I wore a ring, and it is itchy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,There was a mark on my finger skin due to wearing a ring. It has been seven days since that mark is being spread, and a little painful as well. Initially, it was a small mark, but now it is getting wider on that finger. I feel itching on that place sometimes. I find little water also comin...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like allergic contact dermatitis to the ring (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Also, there can be a secondary component of candidal fungal infection. I suggest you the following treatment: 1) Candid-B crea...  Read Full »

Does allergic rashes on the face and chest indicate urticaria?

Query: Hi doctor, I had mowed the lawn on the seventeenth or eighteenth and ran over some poison sumac but was careful not to step in it. I am aware it could take up to two days to show up, but no issues were present until the twenty-fourth or twenty-fifth. Then my face started getting itchy, and I was ru...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your statement, you have been suffering from rashes around your eyes, on your face, and on your chest. Again, acnes irritation has been flared up from this allergy. According to the pictures provided here (attachments removed to protect the patient's id...  Read Full »

What are the triggering factors responsible for the seasonal attack of asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old, and I live in a European nation. In my childhood, I had atopic asthma, which was treated with tablet Zaditen. I had a difficult time breathing this week with clearly heard wheezing, especially at night. We had lots of pollen last week here. The shortness of breath wok...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from childhood bronchial asthma and now from allergic rhinitis. Some triggering factors like pollen, dust, smoke, animal dander and climate changes can aggravate asthma. It is a seasonal...  Read Full »

How can we prevent anaphylactic shock?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fear of anaphylaxis. I have no reason to have this. I ate a chocolate bar with hazelnuts which I have done a million times. The minute I ate it and thought about it, I got a rough throat and was convinced that I could not breathe properly. It is over an hour now, and I am settle...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Raza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It will relapse over time, maybe after a while, or may take up to two days. Anaphylaxis is most common and is caused due to multiple reasons. It is best if you know the reason behind it so that you can avoid the stimulating factor. To prevent anaphylaxis shock or fur...  Read Full »

What is meant by allergen immunotherapy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have allergies. I get rashes, itches, and breathing issues after having an allergic attack. Two months back, I did a skin prick test and I was advised to avoid eating a list of items for a year. So I started doing it and my doctor advised me to avoid eating wheat, milk, and milk prod...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly mention the wheal size of these allergens shown in the skin prick test.   Read Full »

What does an elevated IgE indicate?

Query: Hi doctor,My sister had bad coughing for the last few months. Last month she went to a pulmonologist, and he prescribed some medicines, which are working, but he also asked for a chest CT scan. We got the CT scan done, and I would need advice based on the report.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your sister has been suffering from a cough for the last few months. She has recently done CT (computed tomography) chest, and the report of CT chest (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a permanent solution for frequent sneezing and runny nose?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 30 years old. I have sneezing attack in the morning for the past nine years. Sometimes I have a running nose. I do not know when I have a runny nose. Is there any permanent solution? When I walk or work, I do not have a runny nose.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This condition is called allergic rhinitis and it is caused due to some allergens such as dust or pollen. First of all, avoid these allergens. This is the permanent solution to manage this problem. Drink lukewarm water for few days. Take tablet Cetirizine 10 mg once a d...  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 »

Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 are the methods of getting rid of dog allergens from home?

Query: Hi doctor, I and my family would like to get a dog. However, our landlord does not want us to because her son is very allergic to dogs (he gets asthma attacks) and he possibly wants to move into the house one day. So I understand that she does not want to take any risks. Because of that, I was won...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Animal dander can remain inside the house for long durations even after the animal has gone. It may stick to curtains, carpets, clothes, and furnishings. It may be impossible to completely remove the dander to make it entirely safe for an allergic person to live without...  Read Full »

Can any medicine cure asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 3.8 years old, has been suffering from asthma since one year. She suffers weekly once or fortnightly. As per doctor prescription, I am giving her Asthalin (four times a day), Budecort (twice a day) and Montair LC Kid one tablet per day for the last three months. We had...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your situation and agony, but just be patient. Your child will overcome this as she grows old. I hope there is a family history of asthma in either father or mother's family, as this is a somewhat hereditary. There is no complete cure for asthma, but we ...  Read Full »

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