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.
All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.
I am suffering from cough for the past one month. Can it be cured?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male. My weight is 50 kg. Around 50 days ago, I had a sore throat, nose itching and cough. I noticed a tiny amount of blood with mucus (only two times). I do not know whether it has come from lung or nose or throat. Then, my doctor told me to get complete blood count t... Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing your query to me. Recurrent episodes of a cough especially at night, chest tightness and difficulty in breathing are symptoms of asthma. Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways.It is due to the allergic reactions to environmental allergens.... Read Full »
I am suffering from a deviated nasal septum and allergy since 12 years. How can I get relief?
Query: Hello doctor, I have suffered from a deviated nasal septum and an allergy for 12 years. Due to this, I have been suffering from recurrent colds and mucous for the past 12 years. I experience itchiness in the eyes and a constant urge to blow my nose. I am also suffering from Asthma. Kindly provide me... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A deviated nasal septum cannot be treated with medicines. Therefore, it is important to visualize the nasal septum first to understand the root cause of the symptoms. Then, you need to perform an X-ray or CT (computed tomography) scan and share your reports. If the d... Read Full »
Do Mucoram pill and Rhinocort spray interact with each other?
Query: Hi doctor, I took a Mucoram pill along with Rhinocort spray. Then, I had hyperventilating difficulty. I could not swallow and I cannot balance myself and felt more tired and weak. I feel that my brain became numb for a month. After a month, I am good now. But, still I feel some pressure and continuo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your question and I understand your concern. Mucoram (Ambroxol Hydrochloride) is a mucolytic and Rhinocort is a corticosteroid Budesonide. Together their use with no prior history of some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease like asthma makes it likely either a r... Read Full »
How harmful is poison oak when contacted?
Query: Hi doctor, I disk golf in an area where a decent amount of poison oak is present. I would like to know how fast urushiol binds to skin, and once it does, is there any possibility to spread?I use an electronic cigarette which requires me to handle cotton that I feed into the atomizer. My doubt is if ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. Poison oak causes allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) and is the most common cause of ACD than all the other causes combined. The allergen which causes ACD is usually present within the sap named Urushiol, and it will be mainly present in the leav... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 cream (Cl... Read Full »
What could cause recurrent mucus in the throat that does not respond to treatment?
Query: Hello doctor,I am having recurring mucus in my throat for years, that does not respond to treatment. I have to get it cleared with an external device. Secondly, I rarely gain weight but I tend to lose it fast. What could be the causes of two of my problems?Thanks. Read Full »
Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern.Recurrent mucus in the throat can be due to an infection or an allergy.In your case, it is likely to be associated with an allergy. Avoiding the allergens would improve the condition and would help in the treatment also. I further suggest yo... Read Full »
What causes persistent chest congestion?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5 years old. He is dealing with continuous chest congestion and coughing with change in season. Doctor suggested Foracort 100 for two to three months with two shots in the morning and two at night after using nebulization Levolin 1.25 mg and Budecort 1 mg in the past for ches... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First off all I would suggest you to carry out chest x-ray and complete blood count to rule out lung infection like bronchitis. Foracort is a combination of Budesonide, a corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory and Formoterol, a long-acting bronchodilator, used to... Read Full »
I would like to have the best treatment for constant running nose.
Query: Hi doctor, I have problems with my nose for over 10 years. My nose runs all time every day. I got a surgery on the nasal valve and it got worse. The surgeon told me that it is normal and prescribed me Xozal. I am using it for past three months but no improvement with it. I wish to get something pr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from allergic rhinitis which is a form of hypersensitivity and it causes running nose. However this has an offending agent and when the allergen is avoided, the allergy subsides. To confirm whether it is allergy we can do two tests which includ... Read Full »
Can Bresol be used to treat asthma?
Query: Hello doctor, Thank you for giving us the first query free. I am 26 years old male suffering from asthma for the past 14 to 15 years. So, I feel shame for myself when I use an inhaler. I am not able to go on tour especially in winter because I do not want to share my worst condition in front of my ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the continuation of medicines, you may have to use the multivitamin tablet, Septilin (Tinospora) and Bresol (Turmeric, Vasaka, and Vaividang) for a long time till your allergic condition persists. These medicines are for helping your body develop good immun... Read Full »
I have itching in different parts of my body. Is it some kind of an allergy?
Query: Hello doctor,For two months, I have been itching in different parts of my body. But, I had the medicines from two weeks back only. My lab test results under serology include an IgE at 527.62 kU/L. I have been on these medicines for two weeks, Animus-L one in the night and Softin one in the morning. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have severely elevated IgE levels which are pointing towards atopy or an allergy. There must have been some offending agents that have caused this reaction. We must find out what has caused the allergy in you. This can be achieved by comprehensive allergy... Read Full »