Allergy

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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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 h...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

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 te...  Read Full »

Why do I get skin rashes, mouth and throat sores whenever I leave my city?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male. I have been allergic to something for five months. Whenever I leave my city, sometimes I suffer from skin rashes or mouth and throat sores. It occurs mainly while traveling.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the report (attachment removed to preserve patient's identity). Now there are two issues. First is the diagnosis of allergy. Then, what exactly are your symptoms? Are the complaints mainly skin and mouth-related? Is there any breathing difficulty...  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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 Fexofen...  Read Full »

Dust and perfume make me cough. How can I get better?

Query: Hello doctor,Since many years, I am facing a sinusitis problem. When I catch the flu, it gets worse. This time, I caught the flu twice this month. The sinustis got worse and I visited a doctor who prescribed me with a course of Fexet, Klaricid, and Ventek. He said that I need to take Ventek for thr...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sinusitis will not get relieved by Montelukast tablet alone. We will need to evaluate you. Sinusitis can be due to various factors such as genetics, anatomy, allergy, pollution and much more. When there is chronic sinusitis, we investigate to find the cause...  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 red spotted rash in the ear canal that eventually secrete some fluid. After a while, it gets filled with so much flu...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem does appear rare. Can you help me with more details on it? Do you have any prescription papers or photograph of the ear? Does this happen to both ears? Does it occur every time you venture out in fresh air? How do you know you get such a rash inside the ea...  Read Full »

I had an allergic reaction when I visited a house where dogs used to live. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, Can dog dander and urine cause severe allergic reactions such as headaches? I am thinking of purchasing a home where two dogs lived in it. I get a headache and headrush each time I go there. An odor removal specialist said they could certainly remove the smell. I also hired a mold det...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Dog dander can cause allergies and, thereby, sinus headaches. Also, dog urine can trigger headaches due to its strong odor. Dog dander can be a severe allergen in susceptible individuals other than smell and...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have a constant runny nose for three years. How to get cured?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a constant runny and congested nose since three years. After years of trying anything possible and seeing several doctors, I was finally diagnosed with a severe dust allergy, as well as asthma by last year. At that time I was pregnant, so I could not be prescribed any medicatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy and asthma belong to airway hyper-reactive disorders are inter-related. The two are hypersensitivity reactions and are genetically determined. A permanent cure for allergy remained evasive for a long time, but now with the advent of immunotherapy, a tr...  Read Full »

Can I take Levocet M for itchy throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a problem of nose block and my ENT surgeon suggested me to go for a nose operation. As per doctor instruction, operation of my nose was carried out before three months. Now my nose is almost fine, but still I feel that something is there in my throat. I also feel itchy throat and e...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms seem to suggest that you are suffering from allergy. Levocet M (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) is given for the same purpose. It is true that the medicine should be taken for a few months regularly. It has minimal side effects, like dryness of mouth, ...  Read Full »

What could attribute to symptoms like redness, swelling and itching in the whole body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have redness, swelling, and itchiness on the skin, tight and hot. It feels like there is a thorn stuck in the throat, and it hurts when I swallow. The swelling, redness, and itch appeared on my eyes, lower backside, knees, feet, palms, back of my hands, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears like an allergic reaction to something. Since when do you have these swellings and redness? Is there any breathing trouble? You need to check the bedroom/house thoroughly if there is any dirt or insect that could be causing the reaction. Did you eat anyt...  Read Full »

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