Chemical Allergy

Certain chemicals that trigger the immune system of the body, resulting in an allergic reaction is called chemical allergy. This allergic reaction is also called allergic contact dermatitis. The common chemical allergens include hair dyes, perfumes, skincare products, soaps, preservatives, and sunscreens. The symptoms include red skin, hives, scaly patches, blisters, and sun sensitivity.

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What is the risk of ethanol inhalation?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know if there is a short-term health risk due to the inhalation of 70 % ethanol and isopropyl alcohol. I do not mean the hand wash, but the pure liquid, which I use for electronic repairing and cleaning. I almost always use an organic vapor mask or gas mask. If I work long...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An occasional brief exposure of not more than two minutes, as you mentioned, can be done without a mask. However, it is always recommended to use protection when dealing with poisonous gases, especially when you are working in that environment regularly. For more infor...  Read Full »

Does lacquer exposure cause long-term health effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a do-it-yourself art project using lacquer on a wooden table about a year ago. I did not ventilate well and felt lightheaded the next day after the product dried. The lightheaded or dizziness effect went away after a few days when the product dried. I had felt no other negative sym...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Usually, it does not cause such severe complications or long-term side effects; as you have mentioned, the exposure was one year ago, and it was just once. Occupational exposure can lead to specific side effects or d...  Read Full »

After undergoing skin firming treatment, I have two large bulges on my lower face. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34, and I used to get Botox once in every few months. I recently went to a plastic surgeon to have a consult for skin firming treatment. I was told that I am an excellent candidate for Sculptra facial injections. I was told that the facial injections would cause no down time and g...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be suffering from granuloma formation following allergic reaction to injected substance. In some cases, they may take years to subside. A physical examination is required to confirm the diagnosis, and a long course of Prednisolone may be needed to hasten the re...  Read Full »

How to know whether I am allergic to latex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had oral sex with a condom. I got a white dot on the top of the roof as well a lesion in the mouth. I have attached the picture. I believe I am allergic to latex. Is this an allergic reaction? Or what can it be? What can I do to make this go away? It has been like this for two days.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Here is how to check if you are allergic to latex. If you think oral sex had lead to such an allergic reaction, then it should be present in one to two days from the contact of lat...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing abdominal pain, burning tongue and throat, and gray-colored stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had severe reflux since January and was just diagnosed with GERD and grade C esophagitis in February. At the time the reflux started, I began having yellow stool with a lot of undigested food in it. My stool has not been brown once since this started and there is always undigested...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To be very honest, it is little strange that you developed GERD symptoms in January and developed Grade C esophagitis due to reflux. Since most of the patients with chronic GERD do have acid reflux symptoms for many years before having worsening symptoms and developm...  Read Full »

My mom is allergic to Kumkum. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am asking a query on behalf of my mother. One year back, my mom got some allergy in the area where she applies kumkum (a powder she got used to putting it from many years in the centre of the forehead). The allergy has reduced after she consulted a doctor, but it left a black sca...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She has an allergy to kumkum. It is a very common problem.  She needs to avoid kumkum altogether. Whenever she applies kumkum, her problem will increase. As of now, I suggest her Momate cream (Mometasone furoate) twice daily and tablet Dazit (Desloratadine) once daily...  Read Full »

How to get rid of burning sensation in my hands due to reaction from a bathroom unblocker?

Query: Hello doctor, After using a bathroom unblocker, I seem to be getting a reaction on anything I touch in the bathroom. My hand feels like burning, and if I touch my face, it feels the same. I keep wearing gloves to prevent this. The unblocker was used a week ago, and I feel that particles somehow spr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, unblocker does not lead to such symptoms, and as you mentioned, you used it a week ago but still feel the sensation. If the blocker was too strong or maybe expired, then it can cause some symptoms. If not, the symptoms you are experiencing can be due to some...  Read Full »

Can Hydrocortisone cream be used if the face becomes red and inflamed after a chemical peel?

Query: Hello doctor,Five weeks ago, I did a much too deep Jessner and a 30 % TCA combination peel myself. I swelled so much 24 hours after the peel that my eyes almost shut. Yes, this was a terrible mistake. My face is still red, but slowly resolving and I have been keeping it constantly moist and have bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, there is redness on the side of the forehead. Redness from a deep peel can stay for months. Instead of a massage, I suggest you use a topical steroid cream, pr...  Read Full »

I have the symptoms of a urine infection and the pain is reducing slowly. Is this a chemical infection?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 35 years old. I have the symptoms of a urine infection. But five days after the beginning of the symptoms, I got a urine test, and no bacterial infection or STD were detected. I did an HIV test, which was also negative. The pain is reducing slowly, but I am still not back 100 %. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By your description, it appears that you are having pain while passing urine. It could be due to infection, stone or simple inflammation. Urine shows bacteria only in case of infection. In the case of stone disease or inflammation, one can find red blood cells or whi...  Read Full »

My gums are itchy after using mouthwash. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My gums are itchy after eating. I used mouthwash. After using it, I usually rinse my mouth with water. I started to have a burning sensation in my gums after using mouthwash. But still, my gums are itchy.  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have gingivitis. You have itching sensation after having meals is because of the periodontal pocket presenting with a gap between the teeth and gums. Please mention about the mouthwash used whether it is Chlorhexidine or H2O2 (Hydrogen peroxide). If you use H2O2, it...  Read Full »

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