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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Kindly go through my attached photos and explain the cause of the rash.

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed a rash on the inside of my left leg. It looks like multiple bite marks from something or a rash; I am not sure. I thought that it might be due to bed bugs and the next day the same bumps or bite marks appeared on my stomach. It is even more around my right, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be an allergic reaction either to something you have used or applied on your body or due to insect bite hypersensitivity reaction. I suggest you apply a steroid like Clo...  Read Full »

What can I do for my itching and burning sensation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching and burning sensation in my upper body, eyes and feet. After taking a hot water bath, my upper chest becomes red and goes away in a minute. But, the burning sensation does not go away even though there are no rashes. I had cold and throat infection a week before. I took All...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know something in more detail about your history. Do you have any history of recurrent cold attacks? Is there similar itching phenomenon in the past? Are there any family members with a history of allergic phenomenon? Is there any history of allergic rhinitis ...  Read Full »

What does high hemoglobin count indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My hemoglobin level is 18.70, PCV 55.40, MCV 120, MCH 40.70, RDW 8.40. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please share a copy of all your lab reports. These reports appear out of place.Do you have any history or diagnosis of polycythemia vera in the family or past history?  Read Full »

My 12-year-old daughter is suffering from dry cough for ten days. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 12 years old. She has a dry cough since 10 days. The doctor says that it is rhinitis. Her URT is congested and getting continuous dry coughing. The prescription given is tablet Telekast, spray Nasonex, syrup Chericof and also tab Dompan SR. But, the medicines are not wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the symptoms you have stated, it looks like your child has an allergic disorder. You can continue the same medications as prescribed by your doctor. Sometimes, cough lingers for a longer time than usually expected. Avoid polluted environment, cigarette smoke (passiv...  Read Full »

Why am I having itchy acne spots for more than a week?

Query: Hi doctor, I started having itchy acne spots for a week in clusters with slightly raised and red skin. I am not sure if this is folliculitis or an acne condition. I had folliculitis a few times, and I was prescribed Flucloxacillin. And now I am prescribed three months of Doxycycline. I have attache...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sudden onset of red raised bumps with itching may be associated with allergy. Did you have any fever or sore throat before the onset of the lesions? Do these bumps discharge a watery substance on scratching?  Read Full »

What do the bumps on my uvula indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed some small bumps or swellings around the base of my uvula. I have attached the pictures, and I am very scared that this may be cancer, or is it lymphoid tissue? I do have a postnasal drip. I suffer from anxiety and dealing with my father's death, so at the moment, my an...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay S Bhat

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your throat shows significant congestion and dilatation of blood vessels around the uvula and tonsils (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There is significant swelling of the uvula too. There is an enlargement of lymphatic tissue (pharyngeal l...  Read Full »

How to know whether I am allergic to latex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had oral sex with a condom. I got a white dot on the top of the roof as well a lesion in the mouth. I have attached the picture. I believe I am allergic to latex. Is this an allergic reaction? Or what can it be? What can I do to make this go away? It has been like this for two days.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Here is how to check if you are allergic to latex. If you think oral sex had lead to such an allergic reaction, then it should be present in one to two days from the contact of lat...  Read Full »

Can allergy cause tonsil swelling and pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some trouble with my tonsils. I have tonsil stones frequently with snoring. For the past two months, I have a mild sore or scratchy throat. My left tonsil is swollen with pain. Sometimes the pain reaches my ear. My doctor did a swab test to check for infection but it came back clean...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Tonsil enlargement can occur due to infection or as a part of some other disease. If your swab test is negative, we need to do other investigations to check for other possibilities. In the meantime, you can take tablets as given below. ...  Read Full »

I have a constant runny nose for three years. How to get cured?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a constant runny and congested nose since three years. After years of trying anything possible and seeing several doctors, I was finally diagnosed with a severe dust allergy, as well as asthma by last year. At that time I was pregnant, so I could not be prescribed any medicatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy and asthma belong to airway hyper-reactive disorders are inter-related. The two are hypersensitivity reactions and are genetically determined. A permanent cure for allergy remained evasive for a long time, but now with the advent of immunotherapy, a tr...  Read Full »

What is causing my scalp and hands to itch so badly?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 60-years-old woman suffering from an extremely itchy, scabby, sore scalp after my puppy was treated for ringworm two months ago. I did not notice it too much until a few weeks ago, and it is gotten slowly worse. I looked online this morning and did not realize it can af...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, it can be due to a fungal infection, or else other reason can be due to allergies because, as you mentioned, it is itchy and dry. I would request you to send a picture of spots you have on hand so I can check a...  Read Full »

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