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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Kindly help with my severe eye pain with allergic conjunctivitis.

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the eye doctor for eye inflammation due to the medication that I use. Due to ongoing conjunctivitis, I went back to the clinic more often, but they tell me to come back. I recently developed severe eye pain in both eyes. Can this be caused by too many eye numbing drops? The...  Read Full »


Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please explain your condition in detail so that I can help you. You say you have been going to the doctor because you have conjunctivitis caused by a medication you are on. What medication are you on and why? For how long have you been taking it? And how often? So ...  Read Full »

My overall family suffers with scabies. Please suggest scabies medicine for my family.

Query: So for a little while now my family has had something causing us to itch. At one point we were prescribed a cream for scabies/mites but that didn’t work. I think it may be yeast or a fungus, or maybe even white piedra or trichomycoses. We all itch p, and have little white pimple like bumps all...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you from what you are describing , if the similar symptoms are present in all of the family it might most probably be scabies. but since you have already tried creams for scabies with no improvement it I would like to prescribe and oral medication that has to be used by all of your fam...  Read Full »

Kindly help me to get rid of itchy rashes present on both feet.

Query: Hello doctor, I developed a rash on my foot yesterday afternoon. I have not changed soap and I do not wear new clothing. While taking a shower this morning, I washed the area well and applied a steroid (Mometasone). It is still bothering me. I am healthy except for folliculitis under my arms and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is your complaint in the rash? Do you feel pain or burning sensation or itching? How long have you been on estrogen? Is it static from onset or increasing in size? What are the other areas affected? Looking forward for your response in order to help you. Revert ba...  Read Full »

How to treat recurrent candidiasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I had candidiasis last year and it got cured as well, and this came back this year again. It is more severe now, with a little patch on the lip and rash on the tongue. There is also redness on the penis head and pus coming out of it. I also have small blisters for the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your treatment is correct. Azoles are the treatment for candida, and your pictures show candidal balanitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Take Fluconazole 150 mg and apply Miconazole cream. Maintain hygiene of the area. Wash it with Dove or ...  Read Full »

How to cure croup in small children?

Query: hi. my 3 year old son gets croup every year around winter time. the inhalers I have for him hardly work for him what else do I do? he dont have a fever. he had a runny nose and a stuffy nose and a really bad cough. we normally will be able to get it under control with oral steroids. He has been get...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, I understand your feelings and preoccupations. Croup can come suddenly & that too more so during night time . Inhalers has no role so its of no use in this condition unless he is also having asthma. For runny nose & stuffy nose - you can use antihistamin like Syp Lorin & nasa...  Read Full »

How to treat a sore and swollen leg due to an insect bite?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore leg, which I believed to be caused by insect bites. It started about three days ago and not that painful. I have no fever nor anything with normal BP. I currently have four minor wounds with a swollen leg. Kindly suggest medications or antibiotics for the same. I have at...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I understand that this happened three days ago. One picture looks like an insect bite with blister formation, the other one may not (not sure though). Are you sure this is because of ...  Read Full »

I overdosed on Benadryl and I feel lightheaded.When will I feel normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 15 year old male. It has been two weeks since I overdosed on Benadryl and I still feel lightheaded and everything is like a dream. The dose I had taken was 500mg. I also get random confusion spells. When will I feel normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Benadryl consists of Diphenhydramine and the drug is an antihistaminic drug. In high doses it causes side effects like blurred vision, dry mouth, confusion, delirium, severe sedation etc. In very high doses this may result in death also. So, I would advise you to please...  Read Full »

Can you take Tylenol with Amoxicillin?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I had my wisdom tooth extracted. I received a prescription for Tylenol 3 (equivalent to Acetaminophen 300 mg and Codeine 30 mg) for pain and Amoxicillin (500 mg) to prevent infection. I immediately took one Amoxicillin as I walked out of the dental office and for the rest of th...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. The allergic reaction can be due to Amoxicillin only, because Acetaminophen and Codeine will not cause any allergic reaction. I suggest you to stop Amoxicillin. You can use any of the Cephalosporin ins...  Read Full »

Why is Z-pak not working for a sinus infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I have been sick for almost a month now. I went to my doctor and he gave me Z-pak antibiotic for sinus infection. Normally, Z-pak makes me feel 100% better in a day or two after taking them. Instead of feeling better, I felt worse. I have completed all the Z-pak...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing can be due to any of the following. Superadded bacterial infection that will require again an antibiotic, which is better to do a culture of the mucus to detect which antibiotic is suitable. The ongoing viral infection, which is usually s...  Read Full »

Is Morning Phlegm With Blood Related To Allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am allergic to pollen and I am suffering from hay fever. I have been sneezing because of it. In the mornings I see a bit of phlegm with a little bit of red blood in it. Also, it is seen only in the morning. Is it related to allergy or something to worry about? I am reasonably healthy an...  Read Full »


Dr. Nageswara Rao

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is related to your allergy. Sometimes, with excessive sneezing you may have this capillary bleeding. Nothing to worry as it is coming only in the morning associated with sneezing. Try to avoid contact with pollen. I suggest you to use antihistamines ...  Read Full »

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