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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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 preve...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

How to know whether I am allergic to latex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had oral sex with a condom. I got a white dot on the top of the roof as well a lesion in the mouth. I have attached the picture. I believe I am allergic to latex. Is this an allergic reaction? Or what can it be? What can I do to make this go away? It has been like this for two days.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Here is how to check if you are allergic to latex. If you think oral sex had lead to such an allergic reaction, then it should be present in one to two days from the contact of lat...  Read Full »

What causes sneezing problems, climate change or allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am living in a tropical coastal area. I used to travel always. When I am outside my place or abroad, I do not have any problem. But, when I enter my place and as soon as I enter my house, I will start sneezing and then after sometime my nose will start dripping. This happens only in my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This seems to be a hypersensitivity reaction (allergy) and is most likely caused by dust mites in your house. The other factors could be pollens of a particular type of plant near your house. This is not a serious issue and you need not worry about it. Just get an allerge...  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 »


Dr. A K Srivastava

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


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Better 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 sto...  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 »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

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 EpiPen. Th...  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. Parin Niranjanbhai Parmar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 itc...  Read Full »

How much Xyzal should be taken for seasonal allergies?

Query: Hello doctor, I started taking Xyzal, recommended to me by a friend for my bad seasonal allergies. I took my first dose (1 whole pill) today and my skin got this red tint and felt hot and I had some hot flashes. Is this something that I should adjust to and can continue taking? I have tried Allegr...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Xyzal is nothing but Levocetrizine. It is the levo isomer of Cetirizine (Zyrtec). The advantage of Xyzal over Zyrtec is that Xyzal is effective over half the dosage of Zyrtec and that the former produces less sleep. The relief you find is more due to Mucinex and Suda...  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 »


Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan

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 eith...  Read Full »

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