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Allergy Sensitivity Test

In allergic sensitivity test, the skin is exposed to suspected allergens and the signs of an allergic reaction are observed. This is done to diagnose conditions like hay fever, allergic asthma, eczema, food allergies, drug allergy, insect venom allergy, and latex allergy.

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How can I determine if I have an allergy to plants?

Query: Hello doctor, Could you please explain if this means I have an allergy to olive trees or ash plants (Fraxinus excel) or something else?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We will pay close attention to your worries and address all your questions with utmost care. Fraxinus excelsior is a common ash plant. It belongs to the olive family. Plants in the same family have shared antigens. If you are sensitive to one plant in the family, th...  Read Full »

Why do I have itchy rash on my right cheek?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old woman. I developed a rash on my right cheek four days ago, and it has not improved yet. It is also a little bit itchy. I have not used any new makeup products. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. The concern you are facing is allergic contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to external and internal stimuli. External stimuli may include exposure to dust, cosmetics, changes in t...  Read Full »

Could the kitten allergies present in my family also impact me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am thinking about getting a kitten, my father and brother are allergic to it. So, it will be kept in the upper room. I want to know if I have the same allergies. During my college days, I have spent six years with cats, never touched them but you could see them walking around, some eve...  Read Full »

Dr. Philip Shenouda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Allergy can run in families, you have a chance of being allergic as your father and brother are allergic to cats but not a must. Being close to cats in the past for many years is a good indicator that you might not be allergic to cats but still allergy can develop at a...  Read Full »

I suffer from chronic sneezing and breathing issues. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old male suffering from a sneezing problem for the last 3 to 4 years. My height is 5 feet 6 inches and I weigh 127 pounds. Daily I am sneezing in the morning and following that, if I do not take medicine then I will get a high fever and cold along with it. The sneeze is only...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have looked through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Also, I wish to know the following details to make a more decisive diagnosis. 1. Regarding breathing problems and eosinophilia, what was the breathing trouble you had in the past? 2. ...  Read Full »

Why does my son have breathing problems even after using Esiflo?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is asthmatic since childhood. For the past five months, he is having breathing problem. Currently, he is using Esiflo every morning. But, he is still having the problem. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Parin Niranjanbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know more about you as follows: I understand that your son is having breathing difficulty for the last five months. But overall, what are the best and the worst seasons for your son? What are his nose symptoms - congestion, running nose, sneezing, nose...  Read Full »

Please provide some details about the Cromotop inhaler.

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, suffers from seasonal allergy during spring and autumn months. He has to take Levolin inhaler several times a day and Budecort inhaler as well during the period. Sometimes, he also has to take Montair tablets. I heard about inhaler Cromotop 2 mg, which prevent...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your son is suffering from seasonal allergies, and he needs to take inhaler. You can take Budecort without worry for a short term. One thing you always remember that after taking each puff make sure your son rinse his mouth properly to avoid fungal infection. Before you...  Read Full »

Please advise me on the Cetirizine dose to subside allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking 10 mg Singulair and 10 mg Cetirizine for five years for allergies, asthma, and Lyme. I just got two more kittens, and the medicines do not work anymore. I am miserable and desperate. I asked my doctor to give me 20 mg of Cetirizine and something else because I think my...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please get an allergy testing done, either a skin prick or a blood comprehensive. Next, based on the allergens you are sensitive to, we can advise you on further course of action. With respect to getting tolerant to Cetirizine 10 mg, why not try Fexofenadine 120...  Read Full »

My doctor gave me Clindamycin before extraction. Is it safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bad tooth and needed it to be removed when it showed an infection. The dentist provided me with Clindamycin as I am allergic to Penicillin and Amoxicillin, and they both induce anaphylaxis every time I try to take them. So I wanted to be sure that the Clindamycin was fine? I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, in Penicillin allergic patients, Clindamycin can be given. But, still, if you want to make sure that you do not have an allergy to that as well, you can get an allergy test done for different antibiotics to be certain and find out which ones are safe for you...  Read Full »

Can antihistamines help alleviate seasonal fruit allergies?

Query: Hello doctor, My 13-year-old daughter has had seasonal allergies since the age of eight. Two years ago, she had a mild allergic reaction after eating raw apples, which we were told was oral allergy syndrome. She has recently had mild reactions to cherries, oranges, and snap peas. A few days ago, she...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you describe the symptoms of allergy in detail and also the severity? Does she have breathing difficulty, puffiness of the face, swelling over the body, or a gastric discomfort like flatulence? Did she get any blood test done before like IgE or any antibody test?...  Read Full »

I was told that I have an allergy for dairy products. I would like to get a second opinion.

Query: Hello doctor,I was told recently by an energy channeler that I have an allergy to dairy because he sensed that my general anxiety goes up when being exposed to dairy after performing some tests. I told him that I do not experience any physical symptoms, and he said that I do not have to experience t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please let me know which objective tests did he perform? Now since you do not have any symptoms of exposure to dairy products, the possibility of such a thing is unlikely. If he had shown some objective tests like skin test for allergy or blood tests, then we may hav...  Read Full »

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