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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Can I take Xolair for urticaria?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from preliminary chronic urticaria for unknown causes for the last 13 years. It is not responding to antihistamine treatment for the past six years. Sometimes, it gets as severe as I have to use Corticosterone injection (Diprofos). All blood analysis showed no cause.¬...  Read Full »

Dr. Chaitra Prakash


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Chronic idiopathic urticaria is a type of urticaria (wheals). It is a disturbing illness and difficult to manage. Most urticaria patients benefit from prolonged antihistamines and some may require immune suppressing drugs like Cyclosporine t...  Read Full »

What can cause a small round bubble behind the right tonsil?

Query: I have recently noticed a small round bubble behind my right tonsil it has been there for about a month now, I have had quite a bit of nasal drainage and slight periodic sore throat, some ear pressure that is minor on the same side of the effected tonsil, no difficulty swallowing , the color of the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: welcome to icliniq. from the picture you sent I can say that there is any thing dagerous. mostly it is a simple infection a cording to your complaint. do you have a reflux in the form of burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? do you have a bitter taste in your throat when waking up at the...  Read Full »

Should I concern about burning sensation around the eyes after taking a shower?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. For the last three days, I am having a burning sensation around the eyes but the eyes itself are not affected. I figured out it after taking a shower or after taking Lexa Pro. I was taking Sipralexa before, now I got Lexa Pro instead as I am in China and this...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It will be of great help if you can send me a picture of your eyes. Also, let me know if you have work which demands more laptop or computer or mobile use? I do not think it is due to allergy because allergy causes redness and wateri...  Read Full »

I had an allergic after eating cherries. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an allergic reaction after eating fresh cherries last night. My eyes began itching and then swelled up. It also started tearing. I woke up this morning with mild swelling on the inner parts of my eyes. I have attached the photo for your reference. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You got an allergic reaction and there is no need to worry. I suggest antihistamines and tablet Montek-LC containing Montelukast with Levocetirizine. I also suggest antacids along with that. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. ...  Read Full »

After starting Bilastine, I experience irregular rhythm and ventricular fibrillation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, A few months ago, I started taking Bilastine. Just after I began taking it, I started having many more skipped heartbeats than usual and an irregular heart rhythm. One week later, I had ventricular fibrillation which I barely survived. I heard Bilastine can cause anomalies in the hear...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your medical history and would like to explain that your previous medications could have played a role in triggering the cardiac arrhythmia episode. Escitalopram has been mentioned more frequently as a cause of arrhythmic events as it may...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to restore my loss of smell?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lost my smell. I have consulted many ENT doctors for the past two years but could not resolve the problem. I also have a frequent cold with sneezing. Particularly in the morning, severe sneezing occurs. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The possible causes for loss of smell are 1. Rhinitis. 2. Sinusitis. 3. Ethmoidal polyps. 4. Neurodegenerative diseases. 5. Vitamin B12, and Folic acid deficiency. 6. Tumor of the CNS (central nervous system). 7. Trauma. But in your case possible the cause is...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for tree needle allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, A chinese fir tree needle stuck in my arm. It caused a red bump or rash on my arm. The infected area has spread and has grown. It is itchy and burning. I am taking Epipen injection for my mushroom allergy. I had two Benadryl tablets and Hydrocortisone for the rashes. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the details quoted. With the history of your being allergic to mushrooms there is every possibility for you to have an¬†allergic response to other environmental allergens. Did you ever have contact dermatitis to any objects like a watch or any metal...  Read Full »

I have papilloma in tonsil and I am in quarantine period for Coronavirus. What should I do now?

Query: Hello doctor, After going to a medical check up a few days ago, a doctor notified me I had a papilloma in my tonsil. I am a 28-year-old male otherwise healthy. I had been having an itch like feeling in my throat and some inconsistent feeling when swallowing or in-ear pressure. I cannot go to a doct...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I see that this is not an emergency. Use antihistamine to overcome the itching sensation. Use nasal decongestant drops twice daily for five days when lying down on your back to relieve the ear pressure sensation. Also, chewing gum can help. After ending the quarantine ...  Read Full »

Why do I keep getting reddish-pink bumps on my skin?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past seven months, I have been getting these reddish pink non-itchy bumps on my skin. They are round to oval and small to big. When they first appear, they were all over my arms, abdomen, back and on my thighs. Now they randomly show up here and there. I had a large one in my elbo...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern. I need to get a few more details about your lesions. On an average, how long do the individual lesion last before settling d...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for red circular lesions in legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have red circular lesions on lower extremities. Currently I am taking Amlodipine 10 mg qd, Benazepril 20 mg and Clonidine 0.2 mg. I have not yet taken any tests. Kindly suggest what can it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Red circular lesions can be fungal infection, lichen planus or drug rash. I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the rash, so that I can have a clear picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly. Let me know the duration of the rash. Is there any his...  Read Full »

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