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 weird sensation all over body. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have started feeling weird sensations all over my body for seven months now, and they all happen at once and on a daily basis. My skin itches all over, especially my face and scalp. A lot of the times, when I speak, I sense a vibration in my eyes or a little bit lower. It is as an inn...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Sardar Narayankar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These all symptoms point towards a chronic condition. You will have to undergo few more investigation as follows. Basic hemogram. Thyroid function tests. Check for autoimmune diseases status, consult a physician and get tested for ANA (antinuclear antibody). Do you eve...  Read Full »

My 8-month-old suffers from a rash on the neck, chest, and face. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8 months old baby is suffering from allergy or rash.¬†First, it started on her neck, small tiny bump-like and then now appeared on her face, chest and all over her neck. What will be the issue? She had eczema before a month and was treated for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can be a few common reasons for this rash.Oil massage is the most common reason. If so, then please stop doing oil massage.Milk dripping down the chin and neck. This may happen when the child is feeding. If the milk stays there, in some children it may cause irritatio...  Read Full »

Can a person with a history of allergy related to vaccines get the COVID vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor,I have to take my COVID vaccine tomorrow. But I am afraid of it as I had an allergic reaction to the DTaP vaccine, which I had in my childhood. After that vaccine, I had convulsions and took Phenobarbital for two years to get better.Will the COVID vaccine also have any adverse effects o...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and explain that there is no cross-reaction between the DTaP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) vaccine and COVID vaccine. So, it is less likely that you will develop an allergic reaction to the COVID vaccine. Anyway, the medical staff ar...  Read Full »

Can a person allergic to alcohol take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor,Though I am allergic to wines and alcohol, I have been consuming alcohol for 30 years. Also, I am taking heart medicines and blood thinner. For the last three years, my allergy has worsened. And recently, I found that I am allergic to clove, cinnamon, etc.,How to treat this?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, it can be treated. But once you are allergic to some product or food, the best way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid that particular food or product. Allergy is a sign or warning that you should...  Read Full »

Is it fine to get the COVID vaccine when you are allergic reactions to Quinolones?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query regarding my allergic reaction to the Quinolone group of medicine, namely Norfloxacin and Ofloxacin, which I suffered three times. Every time at the same place on the back, below lips, and penis shaft. Reoccurrence was more painful than the previous one. The third time I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Quinolone allergy and Covishield are in no way related as such. But, since you have a history of moderate allergic reaction to a drug, it is more likely that you may get a similar or severe reaction to the COVID vaccine compared to any other person. But, usually, it wil...  Read Full »

Is it possible to develop an allergic reaction even after 12 hours of vaccination?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother had a high fever, sweat, difficulty breathing, and dizziness 12 hours after the AstraZeneca vaccine and had to rush to the hospital. Can he get the second dose?  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Are you sure it is due to the vaccine? Since it is a late-onset reaction, make sure there is no other cause. Did he have any other allergies like drugs or food? If you believe that it was related to the vaccine, do not take a second dose. It may be a late-onset reaction...  Read Full »

Does sleeping too much cause nasal congestion?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently sustained a groin injury while cycling. And found the best relief for the injury with an anti-inflammatory (Advil) and lying down on a bed. I suppose I overdid the amount of time I would spend in bed. Because after a week, I noticed my nose becoming congested upon waking up, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are there any associated symptoms like runny nose, mouth breathing, or snoring? Was there any change in surroundings during these days? Any chance that you could be inhaling air different from what you were earlier? Usually, such a problem should not occur at your a...  Read Full »

What does non-reactive mean in HIV test?

Query: Hi doctor, I have allergies like sneezing, running nose, pain behind the eyes due to strong fragrance or dust, and taking homeopathy medicines. I used to have these allergies before a sexual incident, but they are getting worse after that. Also, when I think more about HIV, these allergies get wors...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The allergy details mentioned are non-specific. So, you have been identified with a specific allergen. Antiallergic homeopathic medicines are unlikely to interfere with the test result. I suggest you regularly do some breathing exercises for 15 to 20 minutes a day along...  Read Full »

What are the causes for a yellowish sore on the back of the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have yellowish color sore on the back of my throat. What is the reason behind it? I have attached the picture for your reference. Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had a detailed look at the picture you have sent us (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The yellowish patch over the back of your throat could be due to some underlying irritation over the mucosa due to allergy-induced secretions from your sinus c...  Read Full »

Why do I get lots of pimples on forehead and chin on using any cosmetics?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old and unmarried. I have sensitive and reactive skin. I colored my hair a month ago (the first time) for my grey hair. Soon I developed a lot of pimples on my forehead, cheeks, and chin. I get these rashes or spots if I use any cosmetics or cream on my face or hair. I am u...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understood your concern. Can you please attach some pictures of your facial lesions for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan? Thanks.  Read Full »

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