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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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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 »

Does Fraxinus allergy also indicate an allergy to olives?

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 »

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 »

Do I need to test for past Penicillin allergies after 20 years?

Query: Hello doctor, About 20 years ago, Penicillin caused serum sickness in me. My symptoms included a high temperature, chills, rash, and arthritis. Is it worthwhile to undergo Penicillin allergy testing today to determine whether I could still have the allergy I had 20 years ago? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For a variety of uses, Penicillin, and related chemicals are still often employed as antibiotics. Although the ones now being used are unlikely to cause any serious allergies, it will still be beneficial to learn. You can still test for a Penicillin allergy. Doing th...  Read Full »

Are gluten allergy testing safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I came to know I am allergic to gluten after having multiple episodes of allergy signs like a red rash, itching, and swollen eyes every time I ate gluten. I would have had these at least thrice in the last six months. Then I decided to meet the physician who suspected it to be a food a...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Generally, it is diagnosed by a skin test where a drop of purified allergen is injected into the skin on your forearm, and the doctor checks for an allergic reaction after half an hour. Secondly, it can also be tested by a blood test. Antibodies are detected for gluten....  Read Full »

How fast will symptoms of dog allergy exhibit in a patient?

Query: Hello doctor, In March, we got a Sheepadoodle puppy. I have never been allergic to dogs. However, is it possible that this mixed breed, 70 percent standard Poodle and 30 percent Sheepdog is causing my problems? The Sheepdog is not a hypoallergenic dog and I am thinking that her dander may be the cul...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to than a blood immunocap test is the skin prick test. The skin prick test is the gold standard for allergy diagnosis. It is possible that you are allergic to animal dander but that is not picked up by the bloodwork. Before doing the skin prick test you must stop the...  Read Full »

My allergy does not subside with 10 mg Cetirizine. Should I take 20 mg?

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 »

I developed hives on my tattoo. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, When I was younger, I was allergic to everything. Now, I have been suffering from pollen allergy syndrome and fairly bad seasonal allergies. Three months ago, I got my first tattoo. It looks beautiful and healed wonderfully. After getting a tattoo, I noticed seven hives on my legs on the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pollen allergy syndrome is a very common manifestation due to allergy to allergens like pollen, raw fruits, vegetables or some tree nuts. The immune system recognizes the pollen as foreign substance and directs an allergic response to it. The symptoms are usually itc...  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 »

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