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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How to treat recurrent itchy skin rashes in a 5-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 5 years old. He had a skin allergy with itching with a mild fever below 100 degrees Fahrenheit (nine days before). Rashes disappeared once we applied baby lotion, but again reappeared. We consulted a doctor he suggested taking the following medicine. Syrup Cetirizine one teas...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From your description and photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like your son has hives or urticaria. It can be due to allergy or viral infections or can occur without any obvious reason. Did the doctor you c...  Read Full »

What should I do for my itchy and swollen lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I am experiencing itchiness on my lips, and my left lip is quite swollen at this moment. This morning, when I woke up from bed, I also experience swelling inside my mouth. I suppose this is an allergy, but I am not sure what I am allergic to. To my knowledge, I am no...  Read Full »

Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. I need further history. Have you consumed peanuts recently? And any specific dairy product or meat? Apart from these, do you have any pets and had any incident of scratch? Kindly post the pictures of the swollen lips.  Read Full »

What could attribute to symptoms like redness, swelling and itching in the whole body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have redness, swelling, and itchiness on the skin, tight and hot. It feels like there is a thorn stuck in my throat, and it hurts when I swallow. The swelling, redness, and itch appeared on my eyes, lower backside, knees, feet, palms, back of my hands, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears like an allergic reaction to something. Since when do you have these swellings and redness? Is there any breathing trouble? You need to check the bedroom/house thoroughly if there is any dirt or insect that could be causing the reaction. Did you eat anythi...  Read Full »

Can Montelukast and Cetirizine be used for a long time to manage allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. I am facing sneezing and itchy throat. Due to this problem, I am avoiding a few foods like chicken, eggplant, pumpkin. I face this problem in the early morning after I wake up from bad. Also, I start sneezing when I pass through the dusty environment. Also, I start snee...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having vasomotor or allergic rhinitis. We need to diagnose it so that the treatment will address the cause. However, temporarily the symptomatic treatment would entail the use of steroid nasal sprays with antihistaminic and Montelukast. The choice of nas...  Read Full »

Why am I having chronic cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a woman, 23. I am 5'2" feet tall and I weigh 137 pounds. I am currently taking Cetirizine. I have been coughing badly for the past 5 months since I got my new job at a preschool. I went to the doctor, he prescribed me the before-mentioned drug. Although, when it gets really cold, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In addition to Cetirizine you need to take a bronchodilator medicine that will help bring out the phlegm better. Salbutamol (Albuterol) is an excellent drug that helps widen the small airway passages and bring out the mucus. It is available in the form of inhalers. T...  Read Full »

I am an allergic patient for last few years and I could not find the cause. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am an allergic patient for the last few years, every alternate day I use to take a Cetirizine pill, and if I fail to take the same I feel breathing shortness, headache, itching, irritation, smoothness, cold, swelling on my face and head, and final up to fever. Once I reach to fever le...  Read Full »

Dr. R. Rahul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the information given by you, it looks like an allergic reaction to some item. What your doctor said was right you need to find the food item causing this reaction. Mostly foods like mustard, crab, and seafood, can cause this. You can also consult an all...  Read Full »

My allergy does not subside with 10 mg Cetirizine. Should I take 20 mg?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking 10 mg Singulair and 10 mg Cetirizine for five years for allergies, asthma, and Lyme. I just got two more kittens, and the medicines do not work anymore. I am miserable and desperate. I asked my doctor to give me 20 mg of Cetirizine and something else because I think my...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get an allergy testing done, either a skin prick or a blood comprehensive. Next, based on the allergens you are sensitive to, we can advise you on further course of action. With respect to getting tolerant to Cetirizine 10 mg, why not try Fexofenadine...  Read Full »

I developed a rash after getting a massage. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I developed a rash after receiving a massage at a local massage center. What can I do about this?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you try taking the following: Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their consent. Zinc oxide and Calamine lotion topically. Tablet Zyrtec (Cetirizine). The Calamine will soothe the area, preve...  Read Full »

Is there a permanent cure for Sneezing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old male suffering from a sneezing problem for the last 3 to 4 years. My height is 5 feet 6 inches and I weigh 127 pounds. Daily I am sneezing in the morning and following that, if I do not take medicine then I will get a high fever and cold along with it. The sneeze is only...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have looked through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Also, I wish to know the following details to make a more decisive diagnosis. 1. Regarding breathing problems and eosinophilia, what was the breathing trouble you had in the past? 2. ...  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. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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