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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Why am I getting repeated episodes of sore throat, nasal obstruction, and pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I have been suffering from repeated episodes of a sore throat that includes nasal obstruction and pain in the throat. I was diagnosed by the treating doctor to have a DNS for left (on the basis of a CT scan) and now granular pharyngitis has been added. The f...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please share your CT scan reports here? If you have sinusitis, you will have a recurrent throat infection. Do you have symptoms of allergy like excessive sneezing, watering of eyes or itching of the throat? Do you have excessive acidity or do you smoke ...  Read Full »

My son has frequent episodes of itching of the nose and eyes. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My 10-year-old son has been suffering from an itchy nose and eyes for the past month. We consulted an eye specialist and an ENT. They both said that it was an allergy and prescribed their medicines. But, there was no sign of improvement. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. What are your son's symptoms? Can you elaborate on those? Please answer a few questions- 1. Do these symptoms occur regularly? 2. Have these occurred before the past month? 3. Do the symptoms worsen or lessen during any time of the day or ...  Read Full »

I have mosquito bite-like patches all over my skin, causing itchiness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having sudden patches like mosquito bites all over my skin. It disappears and reappears daily and causes itching. I searched online for this and found that it is urticaria. I consulted a doctor. They saw my symptoms in a hurry and gave the tablet Itraconazole 100, Fluconazole 200,...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your history suggests urticaria and not ringworm, so there is no need to take those medicines. Acute urticaria can occur because of some infections, drugs, vaccines, or dental infections. It would have been better if you could send some cli...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to continue allergy shots up to maintenance dose even after their side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, Last year I tried allergy shots for six months and quit due to developing stomach pain. I did not reach the maintenance dose. I recently restarted shots and reached eight months this time. I had stomach pain the whole time, but my allergist assured me it was safe to continue. I made it tw...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please let us know what symptoms you were facing? For how long did you have those? What shots are you taking, as in the protein extracts of which allergen? Were you explained about sublingual immunotherapy? Most likely, you will have a relapse. But it may not b...  Read Full »

Why do I suffer from cold and runny nose every summer?

Query: Hi doctor, During every summer season, I suffer from a cold and runny nose. What can be the reasons?  Read Full »

Dr. Murad Haider

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your case does not seem to be serious. The terms rhinorrhea and rhinitis are often used to refer a runny nose, it refers to inflammation of nasal tissues due to a number of reasons, which are as follows. Acute sinusitis. Allergies. Chronic sinusitis. Ch...  Read Full »

How to cure my long-term skin allergy like redness and itchiness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a skin allergy for the last ten years and have complete redness and itchiness, and I was taking Cetzine. I am currently taking Atarax, Beioposand Fludac. So, I am looking for online consultation on the same. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Radela Yvonne Cortes

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You mentioned that you have had a skin allergy for the past ten years and had been on Cetirizine. You are also on Atarax, Bepotastine besylate, and Fluoxetine. 1) Can you describe the skin allergies that you have? 2) Does the redness and itchiness last for more than 2...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for persistent dry cough.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a dry cough for more than one week. I tried all the medicines, but still, I have heavy cough. Is there any other way to reduce it?  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dry cough can be associated with a lot of causes such as LRTI (lower respiratory tract infection), asthma, allergy, etc. If you have associated fever, then I suggest you taking antibiotics Augmentin (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid) 650 mg twice daily for five days,...  Read Full »

Can Sinucon help with my nasal congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have nasal congestion and it gets worse at night. I have not slept in two days. I have been taking Sinucon but I am afraid of overtaking of medication.  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about as this is a very common entity that we encounter daily. Before we jump into the treatment I want to definitely know the answers to a few questions. Is there any ongoing allergy or sinusitis? Does the nasal stuff...  Read Full »

Why does alcohol make me itch?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I drink alcohol, I am getting itchy in my scalp, face and behind the ears. What could the reason? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Itching and flushing may occur with alcohol consumption as an allergic reaction or if there is any deficiency of the enzyme, which destroys alcohol metabolite (Acetaldehyde). Liver diseases may also lead to these symptoms if you are an alcohol consumer for a lon...  Read Full »

I feel breathless only at the hostel. I am fine everywhere else. What is causing this?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old girl. From the last few days, I am feeling breathlessness at my hostel. I am fine when at other places like office and home. It is only at the hostel where I feel breathlessness. Can you please help me understand the exact reason for this problem? What all open solution...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your hostel must have some particle, like mold, pollen or some other allergen that causes you breathlessness.So, kindly go for serum IgE total. If it is higher than 1000, then go for IgE specific for Aspergillus. Nothing to do with cold hand and feet. It may be due t...  Read Full »

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