Cetirizine

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 had severe itching of the skin, followed by welts and wheals. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this skin problem that I first noticed before three years. My skin will itch like crazy and break out into welts and hives. The symptoms will last for a few hours then go away. Some days I experience more than two outbreaks. The itching, bumps, and hives most likely appear after I...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have examined the pictures and taken note of your concerns. I think the underlying cause is a parasitic infestation which is known to give rise to itching in evenings and nights and also results in the formation of wheals as noticed in the pictures. The treatment ...  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 3-4 years. My height is 172 cm and I am 58 kg weight. 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 temporarily...  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 »

There are some cuts on my foreskin and it burns a little. Please advise.

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 w...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My nephew has a skin infection in the right midfoot. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,My nephew, who is 5.6 years old, has got a skin infection in the right midfoot. My sister noticed it a week ago. She thought it as some infection due to sweat in summer. Now, it has been the same which is in the attached photo. Until now there is no itching or burning or any irritation or ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that your nephew developed fixed drug eruption or irritant contact dermatitis. I suggest you apply Fucibet cream (Betamethasone and Fusidic acid) twice dai...  Read Full »

Please suggest an alternate tablet for Montair LC.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old male. I have breathing problem for the past eight to 10 years. I develop breathing difficulty during the humid or warm seasons like July to September, for which I take Montair LC once every two days at night-time. Sometimes, if I forget and I experience breathlessnes...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneel Mukati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have seasonal bronchial asthma. For confirmation, get the chest X-ray and spirometry done. An Asthalin inhaler alone will not be helpful. I suggest you take Fluticasone, alone or in combination with Formoterol (Formoflo 250). ...  Read Full »

Why is the ringing sound in my ears not going away?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an ear infection that is causing pain, wax build-up and a ringing sound in the ears. I went to the doctor, and they gave me medicines. Shortly after I reached home, the pain seems to be gone mostly, but the ringing has shot up to the point of deafening. Is there any reason for it?...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any ear discharge? Is the discharge always there? Does pus come out? Is there a giddiness or pain? Did you ever traumatize the ear? Is there any hearing difficulty? You will most probably need a course of antibiotics and decongestants to remove the ear infe...  Read Full »

Why does alcohol make me itch?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I drink alcohol, I am getting itchy in my scalp, face and behind the ears. What could the reason? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching and flushing may occur with alcohol consumption as an allergic reaction or if there is any deficiency of the enzyme, which destroys alcohol metabolite (Acetaldehyde). Liver diseases may also lead to these symptoms if you are an alcohol consumer for a lon...  Read Full »

I am abroad on a trip and have cold sweats, headaches, and blood in the stool. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor,I am currently abroad on a trip. Suddenly, I got cold sweats, headaches, and phlegmy coughs. I then puked and got mostly better. I just saw blood in my stool, but I feel fine now. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood your concerns. Probably, you are suffering from gastroenteritis. That has caused the vomiting and the bloody stools. It is mostly due to a protozoal infection. So, I suggest you take Flagyl two tablets three times daily ...  Read Full »

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