Drug Allergy

Abnormal immune system reaction to any over-the-counter, herbal, or prescription medicine is called drug allergy. Based on how severe the allergic reaction is, it can result in skin rashes, hives, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, and fever, or severe life-threatening complications like anaphylaxis.

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How to treat swollen uvula and dry mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a swollen uvula for four weeks with a lump neck and dry mouth due to the medication. It is not painful. I have a sore, scratchy throat.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Dentist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The uvula is reddish, inflamed, and swelled with the posterior part of the soft palate. You have a dry mouth due to the medication, but please mention what medications you are taking and for what purpose. Do you have any allergies to dust, cold or anything? Do you h...  Read Full »

I have rashes on my neck and chest with fever and joint pain. Does it indicate HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I noticed four red rashes on my chest and neck. On the next day, I got another four rashes on my face and after two days, I got rashes on my hand and fingers. I also have mild fever and joint pain. All the symptoms have started after my treatment for herpes from a hospital. Do...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send a few good quality photographs taken in a natural light to help you better. Revert back with the photos to a HIV AIDS specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/HIV-AIDS-specialist  Read Full »

Does Abiraterone exposure affect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am six weeks pregnant and I might have exposed to a drug called Abiraterone indirectly. I had a patient who takes the medication. I did not handle the medicine directly but I am wondering whether can I get exposed to the medicine indirectly from the patient room. Is it possible to have i...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Abiraterone is toxic. It can show toxicity when it enters our blood. When it is consumed orally, only fifty percent of it gets absorbed and the remaining gets excreted without absorption. So if the drug is exposed to the skin, eyes, and nose, the rate of absorption is n...  Read Full »

Will antibiotic allergy cause rashes in the body?

Query: Hello doctor,I have rashes all over the body for the past five days. And the rashes are almost violet. I went to the doctor, and they find that my rashes are due to my antibiotic intake. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there itching or excessive scratching and rubbing of the lesion? Did you have any similar episodes in the past? Any known drug reaction or fixed drug eruptions? Do you have a fever, viral exanthem, or painful lesions? Do you experience any systemic symptoms? Pleas...  Read Full »

Can Ovitrelle injection cause skin rashes and bone pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent two IUI procedures, and both failed. But in my second IUI, the doctor gave me five HCG injections from my fifth day to the ninth day. She asked me to come on the tenth day for a checkup and gave me another injection called Ovitrelle 250 mg. The very evening after taking this ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a drug reaction with joint pain. Joint pain may result from allergies. The allergic reaction by drugs can cause joint pain and muscle pain. Even autoimmune diseases...  Read Full »

Can you take Tylenol with Amoxicillin?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I had my wisdom tooth extracted. I received a prescription for Tylenol 3 (equivalent to Acetaminophen 300 mg and Codeine 30 mg) for pain and Amoxicillin (500 mg) to prevent infection. I immediately took one Amoxicillin as I walked out of the dental office and for the rest of th...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. The allergic reaction can be due to Amoxicillin only, because Acetaminophen and Codeine will not cause any allergic reaction. I suggest you to stop Amoxicillin. You can use any of the Cephalosporin ins...  Read Full »

Why are my lips and gums swollen and paining after applying Orajel?

Query: Hello. The roof of my mouth has been swollen for a few days now, as well as my gums around my upper front teeth. I Used Orajel, took some OTC pain meds and rinsed with salt and water and took a nap. When I woke up a couple of hours later, my lips were super swollen and my gums are even more inflame...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello Ma'am , Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query, Am very sorry for the discomfort . As a Specialist here to help you. As I was going throug your history. It seemed to be gingivitis in first part but later it felt that you have initated an allergic reaction some h...  Read Full »

How to treat Fluconazole allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an allergic reaction (hives) to Fluconazole. What can be done to reverse the side effect of this medication? I already went to the doctor over five times in the last three weeks. This is going on for four weeks. All the doctor does is give me itching medication. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be a reaction to Fluconazole, but we should rule out other causes as well. As you mentioned that you are not responding to itching medicines like antihistaminics, you need to be started on steroids like Prednisolone. But before starting steroids, I suggest yo...  Read Full »

How to treat skin rashes due to Amoxicillin intake?

Query: Hello doctor I am a 20-year-old female. I am currently experiencing some allergic reaction. Last week, I took Amoxicillin along with antihistamines to treat my ear infection. I stopped taking Amoxicillin after seven days but continued taking the antihistamine. However, two days after I noticed some...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a drug reaction, eruption due to Amoxicillin with hives and exanthem. Take tablet Atarax 10 mg (Hydroxyzine dihydrochloride) thrice daily for seven days, or Widcet 5 mg twice daily for seven days. Apply Dermocalm lotion two to three times a day for 10 days. ...  Read Full »

How to develop my immunity if I am allergic to Hydroxychloroquine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am allergic to Quinolones, Metronidazole, Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, and Aspirin. Please tell me whether I am allergic to Hydroxychloroquine or not. If yes, then please tell me ways to how to develop my immunity? Food that I should eat and should I drink hot or cold water? What all the...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is less likely you would be allergic to Hydroxychloroquine. However, allergy is not the only criteria. A detailed physical examination along with an ECG (electrocardiography) report will have to be done to check if your body can tolerate the medication or no. Ther...  Read Full »

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