Allergy

The body's immune response to a foreign substance (allergen) that is otherwise not harmful to you is called allergy. The most common allergens are pollen, drugs, food, and mold. Allergic conditions include hay fever, atopic dermatitis, food allergies, asthma, and anaphylaxis.

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I have a rash and it looks like a bite mark. What is this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash that looks like a bite at different body parts. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Goud B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iciniq.com. I understand your concern. From the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like your rashes are allergic. You can use OTC (over-the-counter) anti-allergic cream like Benadryl (Diphenhydramine hydrochloride 2%) or similar and assess. It w...  Read Full »

My father took Benadryl for food allergy. Can he take his diabetes medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had two pieces of large clams last night, and he experienced a food allergy to them. He complained about tingling sensation and swelling of his eyes. I gave him one tablet of Co-Altria Ped 5 mg at night. He is 63 years old and diabetic for a year. He uses Insulin injection, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radela Yvonne Cortes

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. I assume that your father already has a known allergy to crustaceans because you identified clam as the source of his allergy. It was good that you gave him Co-Altria Ped 5 mg (Montelukast, Levocetirizine, and Dihydrochloride) and Benadr...  Read Full »

I have recently developed flat pink dots on my chest that do not hurt or itch. What are these?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed flat pink dots on my chest that do not hurt nor itch. I have attached a photo of the same. They came after a heavy weekend of drinking, and probably the worst hangover I have ever had. The night before the hangover, I had my shirt off for some good time and wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which you have posted. You have acute onset maculopapular rash, with no other associated symptom like fever, cough, body aches, etc. Any maculopapular rash in adults with no above men...  Read Full »

I have red color rashes on my penis, which appear in the morning and subside as the day progress. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am going through a stressful situation. Two years back, I had an encounter with my married school friend. A week after that, I got a rash that was slightly painful and non-itchy on my penis. I consulted a venereologist, and he prescribed some steroids & Allegra tablets. After using...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachments were removed to protect the patient's identity). With all the reports being negative, I think that the chances of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are rule...  Read Full »

What is the reason for redness and itchiness on the left side of my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a weird itchiness on my face. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please provide the following information: Since when do you have this problem? Is there a history of an application of creams or threading or waxing of the face? Is it present over one side or both? Is this the first episode? Is any other body part involved? Revert w...  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 »


Dr. Sudhir Kumar N

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 le...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my fingertips and soles to turn red?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been put on Prednisone steroids for 21 days because of an allergic reaction to poison ivy. I have been off them for almost three weeks and I still feel withdrawal symptoms. The latest side effect, tonight, was red finger tips with white palms. The soles of my feet are also very ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You received Prednisone for 21 days and have stopped them three weeks ago. Let me explain about steroids. Steroids are tapered slowly if taken for a duration longer than a week. The withdrawal symptoms have a dramati...  Read Full »

My 10-month-old daughter has puffy eyes in the morning. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,My 10 months old daughter has puffy eyes after she wakes up from sleep in the morning. Her blood results show AST (SGOT) as 71 IU/L. Puffiness will vanish during the day after few hours. Do we need to worry about this? Her AST (SGOT) is 71 IU/L, ALT (SGPT) is 28 IU/L, globulin is 1.8 g/dL...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Early morning puffy eyes commonly indicate some problem relating to the urinary system. It can even be a urinary infection. Get a urine analysis done. She also requires renal function tests (blood test). It is better you take her to a local pediatrician for a physical ch...  Read Full »

What causes recurrent boils in children?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is around 2.9 years old. She was fine until four months back. Three months back, she got a small boil near her buttocks, so we went to our pediatrician. The doctor gave some tablets, and the boil got healed well. Again last month, she got another small boil on her buttock, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Repeated skin infection (boil) in a span of four months is a matter of concern.The first possibility is that of an allergic rash due to an allergy to some substance or a mosquito bite getting infected due to repeated scratching. This needs to be treated by anti-allergic med...  Read Full »

What level of eosinophil is dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, Please see the attached reports. My eosinophils are 22.1 %, but a year back, it was 11.2 %. I have back pain, and my vitamin D is also very less. The vitamin D level is 12. I had a 3 mm kidney stone a year back, but it got removed without surgery. Because of the back pain, I got an MRI d...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and the detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have attached. It does seem that you have high eosinophils, high WBC (white blood cells), and low vitamin D levels. Your high eosinophils are due to allergy, whic...  Read Full »

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