Fexofenadine

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine used to treat symptoms caused by allergic reactions. These symptoms include watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, skin rashes, and runny nose. It blocks histamine, which is responsible for causing these symptoms during an allergy.

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What can be done for the allergy that does not subside even after taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from severe allergy. I tried different medicines for this, but everything was useless. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depending on the severity and type of allergic reaction, the treatment is given. For mild allergic inflammation with high AEC (absolute eosinophil count), Fexofenadine and Montelukast combination drug is given. And if the allergic inflammation is very severe, then sho...  Read Full »

Please suggest quick relief for cold and nasal congestion.

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is a diabetic and also hypertension patient. She is 66 years old. She is on regular diabetes and anti-hypertensive medicine. Now, she has severe cold, nasal congestion and ear congestion. Which medicine can be taken? Will Cetirizine be effective?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. I suggest tablet Allegra 180 mg (Fexofenadine) twice daily for five days. One tablet is to be taken in the morning and one at night after meals. Consult her doctor, discuss with him or her and take the me...  Read Full »

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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

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 Fexofen...  Read Full »

Why is hives caused when consuming certain foods?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. I am suffering from a food allergy. I consulted a dermatologist two months back, and he prescribed Fexofenadine, Levocetirizine, with Montelukast Sodium tablets. He advised me not to take tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and lemon. The medications are over. Still, I fin...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have an allergy to certain foods, you must be getting hives when you consume them. You might get hives within an hour of consuming those foods mentioned above. Are you getting hives when you take these foods? If yes, then you have to avoid them in the future comp...  Read Full »

How to cure allergic rhinitis occurring for more than five years?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male, suffering from allergy for past 6 years. I am facing this problem more in winter. Early morning, I will get 10 sneezes continuously. If I take cold foods, I will have running nose throughout the day and severe sneezing. Also I have itching and watering of eyes. C...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My diagnosis of your condition based on the information you have provided is allergic rhinitis. However, to confirm the same I want you to do two investigations namely serum IgE and absolute eosinophil count. Both are blood investigations. Allergy is not curable, how...  Read Full »

What is the safe dosage of Fexofenadine for adults?

Query: Hi doctor, I have trouble breathing with occasional cough, sticky mucus in the back of my throat, and there is always a need for clearing my throat. I am experiencing a tight chest, the feel of rubbing it constantly, constant sneezing. I also have itching all over the body. All my symptoms exist ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through the detailed history you have given, I also feel they are allergies only. Now we need to do a few things. My suggestions are as follows. 1) A skin prick allergy testing to diagnose what you are allergic to, and we can direct our...  Read Full »

I have weird sensation all over body. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have started feeling weird sensations all over my body for seven months now, and they all happen at once and on a daily basis. My skin itches all over, especially my face and scalp. A lot of the times, when I speak, I sense a vibration in my eyes or a little bit lower. It is as an inn...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Sardar Narayankar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These all symptoms point towards a chronic condition. You will have to undergo few more investigation as follows. Basic hemogram. Thyroid function tests. Check for autoimmune diseases status, consult a physician and get tested for ANA (antinuclear antibody). Do you eve...  Read Full »

Suddenly, I saw a lesion on my penis. Is it due to a tumor or scratching?

Query: Hi doctor,I have dermatitis on my scrotum area. I generally scratch my groin and scrotum a lot due to itching, especially at night. Today all of a sudden I saw some lesion in my inner part of the penis. The picture is attached. Is that due to constant scratching? Or is that any tumor or something re...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing the information shared and your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), a few things come to mind. You have some infection, most likely fungal in your groin region. The picture does not show that so cannot be sure. The lesion in the pic...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicine for chest congestion and nasal block.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. I am having problems of chest congestion from the last two to three months. Prescribed Allegra was quite soothing by the doctor. I was relieved for at least a month, and the problem has been declining since then. There was nothing concerning with the x-ray report, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is allergic rhinitis and allergic airway disease. That is why you have responded to Allegra (Fexofenadine). This headache also occurs due to nasal congestion. First, you need to identify ...  Read Full »

What are hives and how to treat them?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 6 inches, and my weight is 72 kg. I have hives for more than three months. After my dinner, I am getting inflammation on my skin daily. And the itching is uncontrollable. I do not have any other problems, and I am not under any medication. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any other medical problems like hypertension, diabetes, asthma? In the meantime, you can apply Allsuth lotion (Calamine, Aloe Vera Gel, and Light Liquid Paraffin) twice daily over the affected area. Avoid intake of soybean, peanuts, eggs, sour food, and milk...  Read Full »

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