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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How do I know if I am allergic to a specific thing?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 years old male. My IgE levels in the past two years were 1411 and 869.0 IU/mL respectively. Do I need to check now? Also the absolute eosinophil counts were 800 and 240. My TSH was high and it got treated. I feel allergic to dust, eggplant (tongue itch), perfume, fragrance, etc... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you do have allergy tendencies in your body which are associated with asthma or allergic bronchitis and high IgE levels. Also you have associated skin issues like urticaria or atopic dermatitis which are all connected together. Well, the first line is usually... Read Full »
Will Candid-B help in fungal infection on penis?
Query: Hello doctor, I have prescribed Candid B ointment for penis fungal infection. I have been using it for four years, almost every day. Now, for the past two weeks, I have testicular pain, mostly in the right testicle. All investigations are done, including USG, Doppler, and oncology tests. All are fi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Candid B is a steroid and should not be used for long. Switch to plain Candid cream for fungal infection. You can also add any anti-allergic like tablet Allegra (Fexofenadine) 120 once or twice daily as required and after stopping Candid-B. Otherwise, you can visit y... Read Full »
Do high eosinophil count and low Hb level indicate allergic reaction?
Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 27 year old female who has been suffered from hay fever for some years. Now, she has now been referred to the Chest Clinic with breathing difficulties. She has commented that her condition appears to worsen when she visits her friend, who is a cat owner. On examination, ... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The history and reports are suggestive towards allergic bronchitis, or asthma-like condition. The wheezing is indicative of bronchoconstriction (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Low hemoglobin value evaluated separately with peripheral smear examination and a... Read Full »
Please help my husband with an unknown allergy and sexual incompetence.
Query: Hello doctor, My husband is suffering from unknown allergy for the last 2 years. He has consulted many doctors and has done many tests, but no positive result yet. He takes Allegra or Montec every day; else he gets rashes all over the body. He is also having filaria for over 5 years and takes medic... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By allergy, if you mean red raised rashes, then that is known as urticaria. So, that means he is suffering from chronic urticaria and impotency. There can be many causes including thyroid, which can cause both the above issue. Also, rarely Allegra - Fexofe... Read Full »
After taking antibiotics for the flu, I got an extreme allergic reaction. Is this normal?
Query: Hi doctor, I recently had the flu that is going round. During it, my GP prescribed me Erythromycin because she thought that I had a bacterial infection in my throat. Whether or not she was right, I suffered an extreme allergic reaction to the antibiotic, which I had used before without side effects.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. During an episode of the flu, the rash is a very common manifestation. However, at times, it is very tough to differentiate if it is a viral rash or a drug rash because of allergy to the medication.Viral exanthems do follow a pattern in a few cases, and they subside on th... Read Full »
I have throat inflammation after drinking phenyl. What shall I do now?
Query: Hi doctor, I drank about 5 mL of white phenyl disinfectant. Following which I had a headache and took Allegra and Avil tablet. There is inflammation in my throat and ear. Today, I took Pantos tablet, Sucralfate and Oxetacaine suspension and Ultracet. What shall I do now? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Obviously, you will have some complications of the chemical substance you have drunk. Mucosa of upper gastrointestinal and respiratory tract is more sensible to react against chemicals than the stomach. Also, you have protected your stomach somehow by using All... 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 »
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 t... Read Full »
Why do my inner and outer labia itch and have painful bumps after sex?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a Brazilian wax. I am on an Apo Doxy 100 mg and Flagyl 400 mg. My friend forced himself on me, and now my inner and outer labia are itching and littered with painful bumps. He used a rough rider condom. I thought it was an allergic reaction. I tried Allegra 180 mg and asked the p... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details presented by you and also seen the picture attached (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is most likely an allergy. It does not look like an STD (sexually transmitted disease), and he used a condom, which is a s... Read Full »
I am using Nasivion daily for nasal congestion. Shall I continue the same?
Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old. I am using Nasivion 0.05 % daily for around three to four times for the last 8 to 10 years. Also, I am allergic to many things. Please help me with this health issue. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are happy to help you. First of all, please understand that Nasivion (Oxymetazoline) has a local vasoconstrictor as an active ingredient. It should not be used for more than four or five days continuously. You have been using it for 8 to 10 years. You are suffer... Read Full »
Nothing seems to help my allergic rhinitis. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis. I saw many doctors and had a nasal septum deviation surgery last year too, to control the allergies but nothing helped. I have to take antihistamines twice every day. I take 180 mg Telfast. The symptoms are very similar to having the flu. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy is a genetic disorder and does not have a permanent cure. When we know we are allergic to some substance, the best way to avoid allergy is to stay away from it. This form of allergen avoidance is not practical in your case. To establish that it is an allergy i... Read Full »