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 do I know if I am allergic to a specific thing?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 years old male. My IgE levels in the past two years were 1411 and 869.0 IU/mL respectively. Do I need to check now? Also the absolute eosinophil counts were 800 and 240. My TSH was high and it got treated. I feel allergic to dust, eggplant (tongue itch), perfume, fragrance, etc... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you do have allergy tendencies in your body which are associated with asthma or allergic bronchitis and high IgE levels. Also you have associated skin issues like urticaria or atopic dermatitis which are all connected together. Well, the first line is usually... Read Full »
What does elevated IgE level indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from cold for the last three years. I consulted an Ayurvedic doctor, and she advised me an allergy test and CBC, and the report was somewhat not good. My IgE result is 1157.00, and it should be below 64. Is there any serious problem? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query regarding your cold for three years. As you had asked about allergy, here I would like to say that allergic cold has three cardinal features (watery nasal discharge, bouts of sneezing, and nasal obstruction of both side nasal cavity). Second... Read Full »
Will getting blood test for allergy help me receive the right treatment?
Query: Hello doctor, So, I have hives, also known as chronic urticaria. Basically, I break out when the climate I am in is hot, or when I exercise. I visited my family doctor and he told me to get a blood test and he also gave me a Cetirizine (Zyrtec) prescription which is 20 mg. I have been taking this me... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The blood test should determine what allergen is causing the problems in you. Sometimes it can be a combination of allergens. Once we know that we help you avoid the same and prevent the sensitivity reactions. Allergies and hypersensitivities are not cured by medici... Read Full »
My 13-year-old daughter has an allergy to seasonal fruits, will taking one antihistamine everyday help?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you describe the symptoms of allergy in detail and also the severity? Does she have a 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 tes... Read Full »
Do Mucoram pill and Rhinocort spray interact with each other?
Query: Hi doctor, I took a Mucoram pill along with Rhinocort spray. Then, I had hyperventilating difficulty. I could not swallow and I cannot balance myself and felt more tired and weak. I feel that my brain became numb for a month. After a month, I am good now. But, still I feel some pressure and continuo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your question and I understand your concern. Mucoram (Ambroxol Hydrochloride) is a mucolytic and Rhinocort is a corticosteroid Budesonide. Together their use with no prior history of some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease like asthma makes it likely either a r... Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for anaphylaxis.
Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I was bitten by red ant. Within 5 minutes I was collapsed and immediately rushed to the hospital. My BP was low at 80/60 mmHg. It was detected as anaphylaxis. I hereby attaching the treatment sheet for your reference. Six months ago, my 2 year old son expired due to unknown ins... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think that you have hereditary angioedema or severe allergy to red ant. I would suggest seeing an allergy specialist to get patch testing and specialized blood testing to identify other allergens that may cause potentially fatal reaction. Meanwhile, get an... Read Full »
Nothing seems to help my allergic rhinitis. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis. I saw many doctors and had a nasal septum deviation surgery last year too, to control the allergies but nothing helped. I have to take antihistamines twice every day. I take 180 mg Telfast. The symptoms are very similar to having the flu. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy is a genetic disorder and does not have a permanent cure. When we know we are allergic to some substance, the best way to avoid allergy is to stay away from it. This form of allergen avoidance is not practical in your case. To establish that it is an allergy i... Read Full »
Is there a permanent cure for Sneezing?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male suffering from a sneezing problem for the last 3-4 years. My height is 172 cm and I am 58 kg weight. 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 temporarily... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 am I getting red-spotted rashes in the ear canal?
Query: Hello doctor,I have had ear problems now for a long time. The problems occur when I am outside in the fresh air, even for a short period. As soon as I am outside in fresh air, I get a red-spotted rash in the ear canal that eventually secretes some fluid. After a while, it gets filled with so much fl... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your problem does appear rare. Can you help me with more details on it? 1. Do you have any prescription papers or photographs of the ear? 2. Does this happen to both ears? 3. Does it occur every time you venture out in fr... Read Full »
Would Zantac make allergy skin test false positive?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had a history of coughing for a few weeks here and there in spring and fall. It will be fine after about three weeks. Then, my throat will start to itch, and I will begin to have trouble talking. Later, I start coughing explosively. Once I get to the coughing phase, my eyes start... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At present, you are suffering from allergic rhinitis converting to allergic asthma. Get your absolute eosinophilic count done and you need to go for spirometry only at the time of the attack to pinpoint the diagnosis. The differential diagnosis includes allergic br... Read Full »