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Cetirizine is an antihistamine, which is used to treat allergic reactions like sneezing, runny nose, hives, watery eyes, and itchy throat. This medicine can cause severe drowsiness, so avoid driving or operating heavy machinery after taking this medicine.

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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 »

Generalized itching gets relieved on taking Cetirizine but recurs. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching problem in the whole body since last six months. When I take the Cetirizine tablet for this then it is fine for 4 to 5 days after that it again occurs.  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems you have chronic urticaria. In more than 50 % of cases, the cause is unknown. The rest of the patients it can be due to any infection anywhere in body or thyroid problems or diabetes, etc. I suggest you get the following tests done. CBC with ESR, S.TSH, S.T3...  Read Full »

Why did my daughter get stomach pain and cold?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has cold and stomach pain. She has headaches also. There is no fever. She has got pain in her legs near the foot. Sometimes, she says she has a stomachache. But, then it is fine the next morning. Please advise me on this.  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think she is suffering from a viral infection. I suggest you give her syrup Alerid (Cetirizine) 5 mL twice a day for cold. This syrup makes few children drowsy though not all. Hence avoid morning dose if she is going to school. You can also give her syrup Cyclopam ...  Read Full »

I have a weird rash on the back. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old male. I have a weird rash on the back. It looks like hives but does not itch or burn at all. It only appears when I sweat or take a shower.  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is due to urticaria or hives. The mainstay treatment for this is to avoid the triggering factors, like in your case sweating or shower. I will suggest some medications. Please take them and let me know about the outcome. Tablet Montair LC (Montelukast and Le...  Read Full »

I am a male and have an itching sore on my genitals. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male and have a kind of itching sore on my genitals. I was experiencing some kind of skin allergy and I was taking a medicine called Cetirizine. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like scabies from the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by a tiny mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The mite burrows into the skin and causes intense itching, especially at night. The ...  Read Full »

I have had an itchy rash that spreads throughout my body. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old female, and I work from home. Three days ago, I had an itchy rash on my right forearm. It has gradually gotten worse and spread to other parts of my body, including the top of my right arm (near my shoulder), my other arm, my inner thigh, my lower stomach, my lower back...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It appears to be like an allergy from the symptoms you described. Pictures of the problem would have given a better clue. I suggest you take a tablet of Cetirizine 10 mg daily for three days and continue calamine lotion. Please review a...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my constant throat pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I always have pain in my throat. Doctors suggested different types of antibiotics Augmentin 625, Ceftum 500, and Cefix 200. But not much improvement. In my last visit doctor diagnosed me with chronic pharyngitis. It can be due to allergy or acid reflux. No need for antibiotics, and it i...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What sort of pain is it? Is it present only while swallowing? Is it getting relieved when you do anything? Do you smoke? Is there any change in voice? Do you feel anything stuck down the throat? In your pictures, I cannot find any active infection. It was unnecess...  Read Full »

Can you tell whether my hCG reports are normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old. I got a positive result in the urine test for pregnancy after a missed period. My last period date was on the 24th. As I had slight abdominal pain, I was asked to do the beta hCG blood test twice in the gap of 48 hours to detect if the pregnancy is normal or ectopic....  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As, I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the results are absolutely normal and indicating a healthy pregnancy. As the values have doubled, you need not worry. In ectopic pregnancy, beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) val...  Read Full »

Does mucosal polyp in maxillary sinus cause headaches?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old second-year MBBS student. I have been suffering from central headaches for the past two years. It is progressing in frequency and intensity. It increases bending, sneezing, and straining. It is mild to moderate in intensity and occurs almost four days a week. My doctor a...  Read Full »

Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is chronic maxillary sinusitis secondary to mucosal polyp and so go for a CT paranasal sinus. It will tell about the dimensions of mucosal polyp and its operability. Till then, I suggest you the following medicines. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or ...  Read Full »

I have a burning sensation while pulling my foreskin. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old unmarried male, a diabetic as well as BP patient. From the last two weeks, I have a problem in the foreskin of my penis. There are some cut marks in the top part of the foreskin of my penis which makes me feel a sensational burn when I pull the foreskin. I have appli...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is an infection due to diabetes. I suggest you to take capsule Itraconazole (antifungal) 100 mg twice daily for a week. Take this capsule immediately after food. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their cons...  Read Full »

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