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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What are the foods to be avoided if having skin rashes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently relocated to my workplace. Due to relocation, I had to consume outside food for two months. I had started growing skin rashes. It was diagnosed as an allergy. Two medicines have been recommended by the doctor. Allegra 180 mg and Azithromycin 500 mg. I ate drumsticks to...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello doctor, Certain cities are known for allergies. Some people who are genetically probing for allergy atopy and hypersensitivity start showing symptoms in certain cities. It is difficult to say what foods to avoid. But I can give you some ideas about it. There could be a food allergy or aeroal...  Read Full »

Why do I have black patches on the periphery of my feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have skin allergy on feet. Black patches on periphery of feet. Lack of moisture in those areas causing wide open cracks and even the flesh are exposed outside. I have attached the pictures for your reference. Kindly guide. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is the lesion present on both the feet? Do you have any itchy lesion anywhere else in the body? How long have you had it? Judging by the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the limited history, I have come to the following conclusi...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for rashes in legs with extreme itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female with no significant health history. I have anxiety, and I had hyperthyroidism in the past. I have had an itchy rash for over three months. It started as a small patch behind my left knee. It happened after having a ring shaped rash on my left thigh. I was tre...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Kshirsagar

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You do have a bright red colored rash over the legs. Such rashes occur mostly as a response to allergies. Now allergies can be because of food (artificial colors) or even at times because of insect bites. The petechial patch on the shin is nothing but a result of exces...  Read Full »

How is the cause of an allergy identified?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting allergy once in three to four days, which causes rashes and swelling on the body. I take Cetirizine to control the allergy. The allergy is mostly due to unknown factors. Although, it could be because of cloth material I am wearing or bed sheets. Is there anything I can do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

What are the chances of an epidermal prick while tattooing getting infected?

Query: Hi doctor, Four days ago I visited a tattoo shop. It is a small one and I think he will do only temporary ones. Suddenly, I got a hit on the backside of my right thumb. I stopped him as he did not change the needle. Little piercing was done till my epidermis of skin. I am scared. What should I do no...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Kshirsagar

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are lot of medical issues which can occur from tattooing like HIV infection, tetanus, hepatitis B and C and allergic reactions. Nowadays tattooists reduced such risks by following universal precautions, working with single use items, and sterilizing their equip...  Read Full »

Why are there brownish patches with dry skin after quitting swimming?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother was a varsity swimmer at his high school four years ago, but had to quit when it appeared that the chlorine was causing skin irritation. Ever since, his skin condition has persisted, which involves dry, brownish patches under his armpits (he has white skin), a cracked, scal...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the details and the attachment sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have had the opportunity to examine and treat at least a hundred patients of similar description in the last five years related to allergy to swimming pool...  Read Full »

I have itching eyes with running nose and sneezing after waking up. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, After waking up in the morning, there is eye area itching upto nostrils, running nose, light sneezing. Thus sleepy feeling and eyes weak feeling are there. I need tablets to not only sooth this condition but to prevent to occur it again.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your CT report you seem to have minimal thickening of mucosa which seems to be amenable to medical management (attachment removed to protect patint identity). However, we need the actual CT pictures to have an accurate assessment. Meanwhile, the steroid sprays...  Read Full »

Can I take Levocetirizine daily?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from allergy. I used to have runny nose, cough, difficulty in breathing when allergy increases and also occasional watery itchy eyes. I am not able to eat curd, citrus fruits and I cannot live in cold weather. Usually the allergy will start with sneezing, runny nose and the...  Read Full »


Dr. Neeru Bharadwaj

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have seasonal allergies may be due to dust, pollens, pets, etc. So, the best solution is to first find out the cause of allergy and to take preventive measures. Cetirizine can be taken but only for short durations. Gradually stop Cetirizine. You can...  Read Full »

What causes red and itchy spots on the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. I have got some red spots on my skin especially on legs, where I wear socks and also one spot on my left hand. After long time, I recently started jogging. I am new to the place where I am now. I had encountered sock allergy earlier also, but got relieved after using ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). You are having eczema. I would recommend you to apply Clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily and take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg twice daily. Continue this for t...  Read Full »

What causes swollen lips and mouth with itching?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two years, my wife is having skin allergy problem. It started soon after delivery of a baby. Sometimes, swelling on lips, mouth and itching on body was present. Three years back, took treatment for one year and the skin allergy resolved. But, now over a month, it has start...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does she suffer from hives while scratching? If there is any rash then please send the photographs of it. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

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