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 the spot present on the chin with burning?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a spot on my chin and it has been there for six months now. It burns a lot and the skin appears scaly and weird. I went to a dermatologist and he told me that it as ringworm and he gave me a cream. I used it for a couple of weeks. I went again for a follow-up and he told me that t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not appear like a ringworm. It can occur due to several reasons. The reasons are contact dermatitis, FDE (fixed drug eruption), irritant dermatitis...  Read Full »

What causes circular non-itchy rashes on thighs, chest, and breast?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a circular rash on my inner upper left thigh. It does not itch, bleed, or blister. It is neither hot nor cold. The rash comes and goes and is best treated with Aquaphor Ointment. I think it might be Pityriasis Rosea, and I have pictures of it. I have a similar rash on my chest an...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Rash on your breast is not due to pityriasis rosea. Your skin condition has worsened due to intense itching (though I say your breast skin does not itch, and it has developed suddenly). ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my constant throat pain?

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Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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

ENT Otolaryngologist, Allergy Specialist

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 »

Can Duonase spray relieve my sneezing?

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Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq. As you already might be aware of, it is allergic rhinitis. Most people suffer from it due to an allergen, known or unknown. In case you know what you are allergic to, please avoid the allergen. In case you don't know, it must be the atmospheric pollutants , especially c...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sinusitis and it is getting worse. What is the cause and treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have suffered from sinusitis for the last five years. I used to live in a house that had mould issues, and I am not sure if this brought on the sinusitis. I have been using Avamys nasal spray and Texa allergy tablets. For the last three weeks, I have developed a new symptom. I am hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Jonnalagadda

ENT Otolaryngologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly I will brief you on what you are suffering with, 1) You have an allergy, which is a disease in your blood to which your body reacts to foreign materials, and the symptoms are shown as sneezing, different in breathing, nasal discharge, watering of eyes, and t...  Read Full »

How to manage common cold in this COVID-19 pandemic period?

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Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any fever? Were you in contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19 or other viral fever? Are Biogesics helping? It looks like a common cold by symptoms, and we cannot say because what if you were in contact with someone? Is there any sore throat? Ple...  Read Full »

What is the reason for getting runny and stuffy nose in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, It is about my 6 years son. Everyday morning he has a running nose after getting up from sleep. This is going on for the past 15 days. Running nose or nose block stops after one or two hours. He is not getting any symptoms in the evening or night. He does not have any fever. We are us...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The way you describe, it looks like allergic rhinitis (basically nose allergy). Mostly, it happens due to dust or other air pollution. If you had changed your residence recently, then it might be the main cause. If this place is temporary, then I am sure it will bec...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 4.5 years old. He had skin allergy with itching with a mild fever below 100F (nine days before). Rashes disappeared once we apply baby lotion, but again reappeared. We consulted a doctor he suggested to take the following medicine. Syrup Cetirizine 5 ml (bedtime 7-10 day...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description and photos (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 consulted before see him face t...  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 the 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, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

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 anyt...  Read Full »

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