Fluticasone

Fluticasone is a steroid used to treat nasal symptoms like congestion, sneezing, and runny nose. It is commercially available as a nasal spray that can be directly sprayed into each nostril. Common side effects include nosebleed, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, etc.

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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 »

I got a severe headache while flying. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a brain scan, as I had a severe headache when flying recently. The CT scan revealed the following images that I have attached. My GP is not sure what it is and has referred me to a specialist. The waiting period is a few weeks, so I am obviously concerned and stressed. Please, can ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The CT scan (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is suggestive of sinusitis. The images you have sent are not complete. Kindly send more images. With present images, you seem to have a frontal, maxillary, and sphenoid sinusitis, which is giving you headac...  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 »

Can I use Maxiflo 250 inhaler for asthma instead of the Seroflo 250 inhaler?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using Serflo 250 inhaler for six years as I am an asthma patient. It occurs as a hereditary thing. Currently, it is unavailable here. My friend suggested me to use Maxiflo 250 as an alternative inhaler. Is it good to use it?   Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your query and I can understand your concern. But I need to know some details regarding your present problem. Please mention whether you use an inhaler every day or only while having wheezing or breathing discomfort. Please mention whether you have asthm...  Read Full »

What to do for the small pimple-like mark present near my eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small pimple like mark near one of my eyes. I was wondering about the cause and treatment for it. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since how long you have it? Please send an image. Revert with photo to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Can Seretide be stopped abruptly?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother has asthma from the age of 2. He used Seretide (Fluticasone propionate and Salmeterol xinafoate) from the age of 5. He stopped using it at the age of 12. From then he also uses Montelukast every day and Ventolin (when it gets severe). Now he is 14 years old. He was okay for th...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing your query to me. You said your brother is having asthma and was not taking Seretide for so many years. The first thing I want to clarify is that asthma is a chronic disease. You should take a regular controller inhaler like Seretide inhaler and Vent...  Read Full »

Can pulmonary hypertension cause chest tightness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I have had pretty uncontrolled asthma for many years, and I am overweight and out of shape. I have been feeling quite a bit of chest tightness for a couple of weeks without the typical wheezing that usually accompanies the chest tightness. The tightness occurs ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mangesh Baliram Danej

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With a BMI (body mass index) of 38, I would also advise weight reduction and increasing cardiopulmonary endurance stamina apart from evaluating for idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. For the later diagnosis first step is to do a 2D echocardiography of the heart then. If...  Read Full »

Even after taking inhalers, why do I continue to wheeze?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken Albuterol and Advair twice a day for about a month now without any relief of my wheezing. Even right after I take my inhalers, it is like I took nothing. Allergy pills do not seem to help much either, like Claritin or Zyrtec. They even did an x-ray of my chest and said everyt...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma, as you would be knowing, forms a part of airway hyper-reactive disorders. The latter is a spectrum of diseases genetically determined. Your attack of asthma seems to be severe now. I want to know the dosage and frequency of the medicines you are using for asthm...  Read Full »

What does a lichen planus look like?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed two small red patches on my glans penis one and a half years ago. Very mildly elevated, red, and maybe a bit shiny. I saw a different color and skin texture. Sometimes more prominent and visible than other times, but always it is there. And they are slowly growing. There are fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is going more in favor of lichen planus of glans. However, classical cases of lichen planus are associated with intense itching, but some cases are not associated with itching. You can try Fluticasone cream once daily for two to three weeks to see whether it is subsi...  Read Full »

What could be a recurring dark spot on the palm of a 6-year-old boy?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 6 years old. For three years, we have seen this spot on his left hand's palm that appear very dark black-bluish than it is today as it appears in the photo. And then it would suppress, and the skin would become normal color. It used to be of the same size as it appears now. J...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclniq.com. If there is underlying thickness, it will favor Morphea, also known as localized scleroderma. Confirmation could only be made on biopsy, which on the other way also can diagnose other similar diseases like lichen planus pigmentosus. I would advise you to use Flutivat...  Read Full »

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