Drug reaction occurs as an allergic reaction to medications. It causes fever, rashes, and difficulty in breathing in affected individuals. In some cases, itching, swelling, wheezing, and runny nose occur. Commonly drug reactions are observed while taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, chemotherapy drugs, anti-seizure drugs, and monoclonal antibodies. It is treated by stopping the drugs causing allergic reactions and taking corticosteroids and antihistamines helps a lot.
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How likely am I to develop anaphylaxis to local anesthetic if I tolerated it in the past?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old and really worried about developing anaphylaxis to a local anesthetic. Even though I have had it twice without any problems, I would just like some information on how likely this is to happen and some information to help me put my mind to rest and stop worrying. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anaphylaxis may last lifelong. Also, if you have not experienced a severe reaction in the past, you are unlikely to develop the same in future. Do not worry. Just be aware and keep rescue medicine always with you as standby. For more information consult a pediatric ... Read Full »
My mom has been suffering from head spinning. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My mom is suffering from sciatica pain. She is 45 years old. Her doctor suggested complete bed rest for two months. It has been a month for now. She is facing trouble to take breath properly (night times). She is having head spinning and a sensation of falling from bed. She is having hi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possibilities for her head spinning are as follows. Probably, your mom is suffering from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It can be controlled by a tablet like Vertin16 mg (Betahistine) or Stugeron (Cinnarizine) at bedtime or twice daily. The second po... Read Full »
I am experiencing vomiting, headache, and fever after taking the tablet Ranitidine. What do I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am using tablet Ranitidine. I had a reaction to it and had vomiting, headache, and fever. What do I do? Kindly advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First of all, I would like to know what was the reason for taking the tablet Ranitidine. Secondly, for a few patients, tablet Ranitidine does cause reactions. Did you have vomiting and fever before consuming the medicine? As of now, do no... Read Full »
I accidentally took too much Vicodin for back pain and it has caused reactions. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 72-year-old woman and having back pain for more than three days across the lower back and sides. It feels like inflammation. How can I tell if this is simple back pain or kidney problems? I take Lithium twice a day (bipolar) and Levothyroxine. Also Vitamins, Fiber gel tablet and... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your pain is aggravated by movements and improved by rest, then it is probably due to musculoskeletal rather than kidney problems. One of the tests to find out is to do a urine test to find out if there are signs of infection or blood. You mentioned that you have fat... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Can color blindness gets generated by means of other issue or problem except birth? Is there any remedy for it? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there are other causes in which color vision could get affected other than congenital or birth causes. Optic nerve damage manifest with abnormal color vision. There may me optic neuritis (inflammation of optic nerve most commonly related to multiple sclerosis)... Read Full »
I am feeling shaky, clammy and flushing often. How to know the reason for these symptoms?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old. My weight is 147 lbs and height is 5'3". I am currently taking Tizanidine, Nabumetone, and Hydrocodone as prescribed for a back injury sustained over three years ago. My symptoms are extreme shaking, severe weakness sometimes to the point of feeling like I am about to p... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concerns. I think you had a back injury, pain, and spasticity (stiffness) for which you are taking the above mentioned drugs for last three years. Let me explain briefly about the drugs you are taking. N... Read Full »
Why am I feeling nauseous and vomiting with headaches in the mornings?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has been having spells of vomiting in the mornings, throwing up once or twice, feeling nauseous, having a slight headache for about an hour or so, and then being fine the rest of the day. This has happened five days, the same way each time. She has had some issues with sick... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Giving medicine to control vomiting would not help your daughter, as vomiting is a symptom of a disease and not a disease itself. We have to find out the cause of vomiting. In this age group, acute gastritis and acute hepatitis are prevalent causes, which can be quickl... Read Full »
Following delivery and blood transfusion, developed blisters on face. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I delivered a baby through normal delivery 15 days before, and I got one unit of blood transfused. Yesterday, I got rashes and blisters only on my face, which keeps increasing. What to do? Please help. I am taking antibiotics, multivitamins, calcium, and iron supplements. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood transfusion and antibiotics are the two reasons, which can cause rashes in your situation. You have to wait and watch. If the problem increases, you need to take steps like changing the antibiotics and evaluating blood transfusion. But, if the problem resolves ... Read Full »
Can Zoloft and Propranolol be taken together?
Query: Hello doctor, I took Zoloft and Inderal and noticed some interaction. I would like that to be explained to me. Is it safe to take both Propranolol oral and Sertraline oral at the same time? Will Propranolol oral increase the level or effect of Sertraline by altering drug metabolism? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Zoloft (Sertraline) and Inderal (Propranolol) are metabolized through same pathway in the liver. Zoloft reduces the metabolism of Inderal resulting in higher levels of Inderal in the body. What that means for you is that the dose of Inderal should be reduced... Read Full »
Is Tryptomer causing me rashes with bleeding?
Query: Hi, I got rashes that bleed. Bleeding also formed blood clots. I took half tablet of Tryptomer last night. I have been taking Valparine tablets for the previous three years. I am sharing my lab test reports. Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In my opinion, the attached image (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) shows skin rashes and bruises. It might be due to side effects of Valparine (Sodium valproate) or Tryptomer (Amitriptyline) medicines. I suggest you... Read Full »