Antihistamines

Antihistamines are drugs used to treat allergic symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes, hives, runny nose, and blocked nose. Some antihistamines are also used for motion sickness, vomiting, dizziness, anxiety, Parkinson's disease, and sleep problems. Fexofenadine, Hydroxyzine, Diphenhydramine, Chlorpheniramine, Loratadine, and Levocetirizine are a few examples of antihistamines.

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What is the reason for my fingertips and soles to turn red?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been put on Prednisone steroids for 21 days because of an allergic reaction to poison ivy. I have been off them for almost three weeks and I still feel withdrawal symptoms. The latest side effect, tonight, was red finger tips with white palms. The soles of my feet are also very ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You received Prednisone for 21 days and have stopped them three weeks ago. Let me explain about steroids. Steroids are tapered slowly if taken for a duration longer than a week. The withdrawal symptoms have a dramati...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my wheezing, throat congestion, and cough with mucus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 41 year old female. I woke up in the morning with wheezing, throat congestion, and cough. The cough was not dry but with mucus. It looks like the weather has triggered it. I have experienced this condition previously at the same time of the year. I also feel some heaviness in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are sure you have wheezing, I suggest you start using inhalers having a combination of Salmeterol and Fluticasone propionate. Using a Levosalbutamol inhaler would also be beneficial. Take one puff twice daily for a week and then only one puff at night for a we...  Read Full »

Why is the skin around my eyes itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I appeared to have an allergic reaction to something, nearly two weeks ago. I was given antihistamines and a seven-day course of steroids (Prednisolone 40 mg). The allergy seems to subside, but it keeps coming back. I cannot be sure about the cause of this allergy. The surrounding skin ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is called as acute urticaria with angioedema. It is basically an allergic reaction, which can be due to change in diet or new medications or idiopathic (sometimes the cause cannot be ...  Read Full »

Does vasoconstriction occur due to an allergy to antihistamines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having major vasoconstriction problems. I would like to know if my daily antihistamines intake is causing this problem. I am taking Loratadine and Fexofenadine hydrochloride daily for allergies.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know in detail, what you mean by vasoconstriction problems? Is it affecting your hands or your feet or anywhere in the nasal bed? Do you experience any bluish discoloration of the nails or hands? Do you any pain in the hands or feet? Do you have ulcers any...  Read Full »

What is the safe dosage of Fexofenadine for adults?

Query: Hi doctor, I have trouble breathing with occasional cough, sticky mucus in the back of my throat, and there is always a need for clearing my throat. I am experiencing a tight chest, the feel of rubbing it constantly, constant sneezing. I also have itching all over the body. All my symptoms exist ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through the detailed history you have given, I also feel they are allergies only. Now we need to do a few things. My suggestions are as follows. 1) A skin prick allergy testing to diagnose what you are allergic to, and we can direct our...  Read Full »

Why am I having itchy rashes and bumps on my skin at the time of periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I have rashes and bumps, that itch and look like they are big bites, but they are not. They come and go in different places and are more frequent around the time of my periods. I have had these bumps for seven months now. I am attaching a picture, what are thes...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw the attachment provided by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it appears that you have urticaria or hives in simpler terms. These usually occur when your immune system is a bit low such as during your periods, af...  Read Full »

Why does cold weather give me headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing terrible headaches for several years. The pain is like a migraine. Cold and wind trigger the pain. My bathroom window was kept open, and the temperature outside was 18 degrees Celsius. Though the windows in my room are closed, the cold wind from the bathroom was enough ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. As you mentioned, you get a headache when it is cold, or you visit some places outside, so definitely it is due to allergy, so in such case, painkillers alone will not help. You should start antihistamines as well. ...  Read Full »

Will rashes due to contact dermatitis spread despite taking antihistamine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a rash. It started ten days ago, first on my neck, which was red and itchy, then on to the back of my neck. The chemist advised antihistamine and mild derma cream, but it then continued to spread to my face, top of my back, and chest. The itching went away but more like spots now,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have developed allergic contact dermatitis (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The important thing to reduce the lesions is to identify the trigger and avoid it. It can be anything under the sun like grass, chemicals, insects, ce...  Read Full »

While coughing, I find it hard to breathe and gag. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been sick for about two weeks. Every time I cough it gets hard to breathe feel like something is stuck in my throat and makes me gag. Do you know what is wrong?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Your symptoms might be because of throat congestion and excessive mucus production. I suggest you do gargles with warm water and a little salt added in it three times daily. You can take some antihista...  Read Full »

Will laser cauterization help in overcoming allergic rhinitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe sneezing for 24 months. I have been taken during my pregnancy Aerius as it was the safest medicine, but it became worst after the delivery of my baby. I literally cannot stop sneezing. I took Dymista. It was working in the beginning, and then it stopped....  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would help if you got the following tests before we decide on any form of treatment, surgery, or medical: 1) Skin prick allergy testing to find out what you are allergic to. If this test is not available, then please do a comprehensive blood allergy profile. Based o...  Read Full »

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