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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 drug to 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 your query and can understand your concern . Here are my observations from the information provided. If I was your treating physician, I would recommend you over-the-counter cough syrups like Syrup Grilinctus (contains Dextromethorphan hydrobromide, Chlorphen...  Read Full »

I traveled to a polluted area and have a few issues. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male who has just returned home from a year's trip to a country known for high rates of pollution. I am currently experiencing shortness of breath (no coughing) and excessive burping. I will try to provide you with as much detail as possible. When I went, I did not h...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In case all your investigations are normal then you probably have acute bronchitis or associated anxiety. In your case scenario, my suggestion would beantiallergic like Levocetirizine and Montelukastonce daily. Addition of Etizolam as an antianxiety drug would help y...  Read Full »

I am experiencing itchy blisters. Please help

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 with ...  Read Full »

I have chronic sinusitis. How can I treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 69-year-old male and retired internist. Other than vitamins and prostate-related herbs, I take no medication. I have no allergies and have never smoked. My past medical or surgical history is rather unremarkable. I have had several bouts of acute sinusitis in years past. Four weeks...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. You are suffering from chronic sinusitis. And I feel this is all allergic and you do not need antibiotics. Usually, an acute attack takes five days to settle down. But, if you have persisting sinusitis, you would require CT paranasal sinuses. If t...  Read Full »

I have a dust allergy that causes sneezing. Please help.

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 »

How to get relief from my on-and-off wheezing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. My height is 5'5" and weight 149.91 lb. I am suffering from wheezing and finding difficulty with physical activities such as walking as well. I just moved to a new place recently. This onset of wheezing is sudden and I did not observe any trigger. But, dust, pollution a...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. You seem to be suffering from acute bronchitis or a lower respiratory tract infection. So, I would advise in such scenario to get ahemogram with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and chest x-ray done. If the chest x-ray and the blood investiga...  Read Full »

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-heade...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I 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 ...  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 »

I have very bad sinus pressure and a headache. Can it be due to intake of Hydralazine?

Query: Hello doctor, I just started taking Hydralazine 25 mg three times a day yesterday. Today, I started feeling jittery with a very bad sinus pressure and a headache. My blood pressure is down to 115/75 after being at 145/93. My heart rate has increased to 90. I feel very cold like I have a fever, and a...  Read Full »

Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, these are the side effects of Hydralazine. In my opinion, 25 mg thrice a day is a high dose. The tachycardia and dizziness are also because of excess diuresis by Hydralazine. Discuss with your doctor regarding changing the dose to 25 mg once a day. Take pl...  Read Full »

How to get rid of blocked or runny nose in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 21 months old and weighs 11 kg. He has a cold. He has a running and stuffy nose. I put the saline drops at night, but still, he wakes up several times because of his blocked nose. For his running nose, I have Sinarest AF drops. Can I know the dosage for his age? And how many ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I hope he is not having difficulty in breathing or fever. You can give Sinarest AF drops 1 mg or 1 ml twice to thrice a day. Keep monitoring the temperature. Revert in case of any query. Regards.  Read Full »

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