Desloratadine is an antihistamine, which is a drug used to treat allergic symptoms like watery eyes, runny nose, hives, itching, sneezing, etc. This medicine works by blocking histamine, which is a chemical substance made by the body during an allergic reaction.
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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 »
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 »
What is the reason for appearance of rash after bath?
Query: Hi doctor, Daily after my shower, my face turns red with rash. This has been happening since years. I have changed my soap and face wash several times. Besides, I have lived in many cities; this happens every time and everywhere. What could be the reason? What should I do for it? Please help. Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history it appears that, you are suffering from cholinergic urticaria or heat hives. This condition of being hypersensitive or extremely sensitive to heat or the response of sweating. People with this condition often wonder why they feel itch when they exerci... Read Full »
How can running nose be effectively treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a running nose for the last one week and sometimes it is very difficult to breathe especially after taking food, it is becoming worse. I had taken two Coldact tablets for only one day, but no luck and also have been using the Otrivin (Xylometazoline) nasal sp... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is upper respiratory tract infection. You need to take the following tablets: Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg two times a day times five days after food. Tablet Deslor (Desloratadine) one a day times five days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg two times a day... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,Last month I was bitten by some bed bugs. After pest control, they have been eradicated from the house. But my skin is very itchy and there are white and red spots on the full body. Can you suggest me some medicine or ointment, so the redness and itchiness fades? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This type of rash is seen not because of bed bugs but maybe you are allergic to something coming in contact. It may be so many things like your clothes, bedding or plants or some food items. For now, apply Hydrocortisone cream at day time and calamine lotion at night alon... Read Full »
Is there any other way besides nasal spray to relieve my congested nose daily?
Query: Hi doctor, From the past 3 or 4 years, my nose has been reliant on nose sprays. I wake up, and I am congested. I go through my day, and I am congested. My sinuses feel like they swell up. I do not have a runny nose. It is just swelling. I do not believe it is allergies because I would take Benadryl ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic usage of decongestants leads to a condition called as rhinitis medicamentosa. This will cause an increase in symptoms, in spite of treatment. Gradually taper and stop the decongestants therapy, as it will be harmful you further. Continue with tablet Dazit (Desl... Read Full »
I have rashes over a year after exposure. Do I have HIV or can I get married?
Query: Dear doctor, I participated in unsafe sex with a girl and after one and a half years, I have been tested with CMIA test rapid antibody test and ELISA test and all results are negative for HIV 1 and 2. But, the tension in my mind was not cleared and every day I am suffering from this thought did I ge... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern. I request you to kindly upload a few images of the allergy or rashes on your shoulders and chest so that I am able to have a look and guide you better. As far as your HIV screening is concerned your test results are conclusive. Thank you. Read Full »
Can Betnovate be used for long?
Query: Hi doctor, Can I stop using Candid B, Acuvir, and Emollient shower? Can I have Desloratadine? I am able to have Betnovate C and Duricef 500. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think it is a viral or fungal infection. It seems like infected eczema. I suggest you follow the treatment. You can take tablet Duricef 500 mg (Cefadroxil) orally once every 8 hours. You can use Betnovate C cream (Betamethasone with Clioquinol) topically three ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My urologist and dermatologist are saying that I have balanitis. I was given different creams, but the red sports appear again once I stop applying the cream. Coconut oil also seems like working. Is balanitis treatable? I am a known type 2 diabetic, and my current fasting blood sugar is... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, balanitis is curable. Antifungal for local application is a must. You can opt systemic antifungal if the local cream does not give relief. Keeping the skin retracted also help to avoid the moisture. You have to maintain good control over your sugar levels. Also, nee... Read Full »
What can I do for my itching and burning sensation?
Query: Hi doctor, I have itching and burning sensation in my upper body, eyes and feet. After taking a hot water bath, my upper chest becomes red and goes away in a minute. But, the burning sensation does not go away even though there are no rashes. I had cold and throat infection a week before. I took All... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know something in more detail about your history. Do you have any history of recurrent cold attacks? Is there similar itching phenomenon in the past? Are there any family members with a history of allergic phenomenon? Is there any history of allergic rhinitis ... 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 »
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 »