Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine drug used to treat anxiety, nausea, motion sickness, and itching. As it is an antihistamine, it works by blocking the effects of histamine in the body. It is also used to treat allergic conditions, such as contact dermatitis, urticaria, and pruritis.
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How do I know if I am allergic to a specific thing?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-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 »
Can I take Hydroxyzine Hcl 25 mg while pregnant?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is four months pregnant now. She has itchy palms. The doctor advised to take tablet Atarax 25 mg (Hydroxyzine hydrochloride). Is it safe to have this tablet during pregnancy? Kindly guide. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on her pregnancy. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Yes, antihistamines are considered safe during pregnancy. As it is prescribed in a very low dose and she is in her second trimester, she can consume it, but not for a l... Read Full »
What causes itchy spots with pus?
Query: Hello doctor, My 15 month old baby is having spots with pus. It is itchy and scaly. The spots have increased in a week. It seems to heal, but then they appear in other region. I have attached the photos. Kindly check them. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You child has atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis). He scratched it a lot and so the lesion got infected. Basically, two things have to be in mind. First, we need to treat atopic eczema. S... Read Full »
Can Atarax be taken for itching during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 8 months and 10 days pregnant. I am having itching in my whole body from the last eight days. I also tried Aloe Vera lotion for it. Is taking Atarax tablets safe for me at this time? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have itching with rash or without rash? And do you have itching palms and soles as well? You may have obstetric cholestasis and you must see your obstetrician immediately and do not self treat the condition. You need liver function tests. Get checked to see if... Read Full »
My latest pregnancy scan showed hydramnios with breech presentation. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female, and I am 34 weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy. My recent scan report shows AFI 24 cm, FL 7 cm, AC 30.9 cm, BPD 9.3 cm, heart rate 149 beats per minute, the fetal moments are normal and the fetal weight is 2.7 kg. The impression of the report shows hyd... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me try to explain the findings of the scan. During pregnancy, the volume of amniotic fluid is maximum at 32 weeks, when it may be slightly above 18 cm, but it is a matter to worry if it persists after 36 weeks. It is significant if it is associa... Read Full »
Are rash and lymph node swelling after oral sex signs of ARS?
Query: Hi doctor,I gave oral sex to a man, whose HIV status was unknown, six weeks ago. I have now rash under both armpits and a swollen lymph node in my neck. I am attaching pictures of the rash and the lymph node. Could this be ARS? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Oral sex has the least possibility of ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). I do not think you have ARS. Do you have dandruff or an earache or a toothache? Do you have a history of a cold or a... Read Full »
My kid has little bumps on her finger. Is it an insect bite?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 years and seven months old. From five days, she has little bumps on her finger and she is having an itching sensation especially during nights. This happened after she played with clay in the garden. I am assuming it to be some insect bite. I am not sure though. Please ad... Read Full »
Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there is a strong probability of some sort of insect bite. I suggest giving her syrup Atarax 2 ml (Hydroxyzine) twice a day for two days. Keep watch, she might feel sleepy after Atarax. Apply calamine (Zinc Oxide, Bentonite, Glycerine, Sodium Citrate, and Liqui... Read Full »
Please suggest treatment for lichen planus.
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from acute eruptive lichen planus. I consulted a doctor and had some medicines. But still the marks are there and itching too. I am applying Lobate cream. Even now I can see new eruptions especially in my legs which are red in color and itchy. Please suggest some good medi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lichen planus is a chronic and self-limiting disease. It has been seen that skin lesions subside within 9-12 months in about 50 percent of the cases. Since you are still developing fresh lesions you will have to take a course of tablet Prednisolone 20 mg daily for 6 w... Read Full »
Why do I get yearly itchy outbreaks?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from this problem for a few years, and every year it seems to be worsening than the previous one. I am overweight, and I have lost about 15 pounds by working hard. I got yearly rash outbreaks on arms, especially forearms. I have diabetes and take many medications,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like polymorphic light eruptions may be allergic contact dermatitis. I suggest the measures given below; 1. You can use full sleeve cotton shirts to cover the photo-exposed are... Read Full »
What are the best medicines to treat scabies?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and weighs 15 kg. She is a very active child. She was suffering from severe itching and rashes. The doctor diagnosed her with scabies. He prescribed HH mite cream for three days, and Atarax syrup 2.5 ml thrice a day. On the rash, he asked us to apply Flutivate... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please continue the Atarax syrup (Hydroxyzine) only if there is itching. You can repeat HH mite cream (Permethrin) if itching is significant. It has to be applied to the whole body below the neck. Avoid the head, face, neck, anal and vaginal areas. Also, avoid regio... Read Full »