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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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)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

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

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

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

Cardiologist, Internal Medicine Physician

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

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

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

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

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

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

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 »

Can I take Prednisolone for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with sever adult asthma. I am waiting for my allergy assessment. I am on Singulair, Nebulizer four times a day (helps for an hour or so), three inhalers and nothing works. The only thing that makes me feel normal is Prednisolone. What can I do? I know I cann...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The thing is it takes one to two months to stabilize asthma in the case of taking inhaled steroids.Please confirm whether your inhaled drugs contains Fluticasone or Beclomethasone as these are inhaled steroids for asthma.I suggest you Prednisolone 40 mg once a day for a wee...  Read Full »

Will nasal spray help my constant mucus accumulation and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. Ever since my 20's I have had a constant uncomfortable accumulation of mucus in my sinuses, and the pressure would cause headaches. And I eventually learned to suck it out of my sinus into my mouth to spit out or swallow. And I continuously do that now all day...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is the color of the mucus? Is it white, yellow, or green? Do you have a fever? Do you have any chronic disease like diabetes?  Read Full »

How long can I take Levocet M for my cold without side effects?

Query: I always have problems with frequent cold. From lockdown time, I have been doing pranayama and had no problem. I used to have wheezing ocassionally but that is under control. From the past few months since the weather changed, I have been getting frequent colds. I have been taking Septillin syrup fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. As per the history you have provided, you are having Allergic Rhinitis. It usually affects people with previous underlying allergic problems and those with asthmatic history as well. For some people, it is triggered by atmospheric pollutants mostly unknown and would vary ...  Read Full »

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