Antiallergic Drugs

Antiallergic medications are used to treat symptoms related to allergic conditions like itching, rash, skin eruptions, swelling, etc. There are various antiallergic drug groups like antihistamines, steroids, decongestants, leukotriene inhibitors, mast cell stabilizers, immunotherapy, and Epinephrine. These are available in various forms like nasal sprays, skin creams, tablets, injections, eye drops, solution, and inhalers.

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What is causing me sore throat, painful ears, shortness of breath and exhaustion?

Query: Hi doctor,There is something weird going on with my mouth for a few days. The back of my mouth is kind of yellow and it looks strange.My throat feels like there has been a golf ball stuck in it and it is very sore.It is also making my ears hurt.I have also been very exhausted, feeling light-headed a...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out.I have also seen the picture you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).You are suffering from tonsillitis. This is the reason for sore throat and itchiness.The pain in the e...  Read Full »

What medicines can I take for throat irritation post LASIK surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years now. Last Monday got LASIK for my eyes and in recovery phase this week. I had cold before that which has increased and continuing till now. I have throat irritation and slight nose block for which I took Otrivin at night for 2 days but still not much improvement. What table...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. If I was your treating physician, I would recommend you over-the-counter cough syrups like Syrup Grilinctus (contains Dextromethorphan hydrobromide, Chlorpheniramine maleate, Guaifenesin and A...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of the eczema on my buttock that I have had for the past six months?

Query: Hi doctor,I have got eczema for the past six months, and it is increasing day by day. Before, it was on my buttock. But, suddenly, my stomach was itchy, and I got it there also. I have used many topical creams like Dexanol, Daktacort hydrocortisone. It seems to go away but comes back severe. It flar...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. The condition you have mentioned is not eczema. It is a superficial skin infection known as tinea corporis or dermatophytosis. It can affect your groin, buttocks, or any area of the skin and nails. I suggest you stop using steroid creams that y...  Read Full »

Why do I get repeated sinus allergies along with facial and ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 51-year-old male, and I am a diabetic. I have been experiencing sinus allergies for some time now. Every year, I have the same problem during the winter to the spring season, but this year has been different because I also have had facial and ear pain. When I start feeling the pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can understand your concern. The most common reason for your symptoms is severe allergic rhinitis with associated sinusitis. I have tried to explain the cascade of events in a simple manner below:Exposure to dust or any irritative substance will initiate reflexes such as ...  Read Full »

I have itchy blisters over the sides of fingers and palms. Suggest me a cure.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female, and I do not know what is happening with my body. I have itchy blisters on my five fingers, and my entire body feels very itchy.  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Though the description of your query is a bit brief and vague, I could think of two possibilities in your case. Pompholyx - where one gets very tiny itchy blisters over the sides of fingers and palms. It requires taking oral antiallergic drugs like Cetirizine along w...  Read Full »

I sneeze a lot due to dust allergy. What is the best solution for curing my sneezing and cold?

Query: Hi, I sneeze a lot due to dust allergy. And the allergy then leads to cold. What is the best solution for curing my sneezing and cold?  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Take tablet Allermed- M once in night to reduce the effect of dust allergy.  You can also go for intermittent nebulization.  Also, go for steam inhalation with Karvol plus once in night to clear the nasal tract. This will help. If the problem persists, consult an ENT o...  Read Full »

When the weather changes, I always have cough and cold. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old male. I always have a cough. There is also a nasal flow, sneezing, nose block, headache, body pain and fever sometimes. These happen when the weather changes, when I have ice cream, cold drinks, banana, or get drenched in the rain. I had pneumonia during childhood ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a chronic cough, nasal congestion, and sneezing. There are different possibilities based on your other symptoms: Allergic rhinitis: This will be my first diagnosis ...  Read Full »

I developed food allergy to peanut, shellfish and avacado suddenly. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. In the space of two weeks, I developed an allergic reaction to three different foods peanuts, shellfish, and Avacado. I never had problems with either of these foods (or any food for that matter) before and this hit me very suddenly. So far the reactions are mild...  Read Full »

Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, allergic reactions to food are sudden and happen without any prior history. It is very common for people to develop allergies. Yes, it is common to have these kinds of food allergies. Some people have episodic allergies and they subside completely and for...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for urticarial vasculitis.

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one year, I have been having bouts of urticarial vasculitis with lumps under skin on upper arms which turn to large rusty red areas before bruising yellow and fading away. The rash is transient and moves around the body across thighs, etc. My knees go red and there is a blue ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, urticaria can be very disabling. I am not sure if they done the biopsy of the lesion yet, but to label it as vasculitis we need a biopsy. The reason is difference in management between urticarial vasculitis and urticaria. Also, could you give me more details on t...  Read Full »

What causes recurrent rashes in the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 63 years old and has rashes in his neck. He had rash before and got medication by a family doctor (a Steroid and Zantac). He is also taking allergy medication. Since then the previous rash subsided. Now that he completed his 30 days prescription, he got another set of rashes...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have examined the pictures as well as the details sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I find a similarity of the condition with irritant dermatitis complicated by steroid dependence. Had I been able to examine him in person, I would have ...  Read Full »

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