Immunoglobulin E is synthesized by human beings' plasma cells and B-cells and plays a vital role in the body's defense mechanism. Of all the immunoglobulins, IgE is the least abundant in the human body. It is associated with hypersensitivity reactions and parasitic infections. IgE-mediated allergic reaction presents with allergic rhinitis, asthma, sinusitis, urticaria, and food allergies in response to certain potential triggering allergens.

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How can I get rid of folliculitis permanently?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from folliculitis for about a month. I regularly visit my doctor and take all my medicines on time. The problem is folliculitis present on my legs and hands. Every week they are gone and then come again then my doctor asks me to do a test of blood test and IgE test my blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Folliculitis is inflammation of the hair follicles. Usually, it is due to bacteria but sometimes fungus can also cause Folliculitis. Most commonly it is seen over the face, beard, chest, arms, and legs. Mainly diagnosed by careful inspection of the affected area by t...  Read Full »

What are the foods to be avoided if having skin rashes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently relocated to my workplace. Due to relocation, I had to consume outside food for two months. I had started growing skin rashes. It was diagnosed as an allergy. Two medicines have been recommended by the doctor. Allegra 180 mg and Azithromycin 500 mg. I ate drumsticks to...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello doctor, Certain cities are known for allergies. Some people who are genetically probing for allergy atopy and hypersensitivity start showing symptoms in certain cities. It is difficult to say what foods to avoid. But I can give you some ideas about it. There could be a food allergy or aero a...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for severe eczema?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some questions regarding allergies.When I was a kid, I had eczema on my mid-arms. Then it went away. Some years ago, when I was around 22, it came back aggressively on my face, neck, and shoulders. Then I was referred to blood food allergy tests (IgE). A lot of allergens were det...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Yes, some food can cause urticaria and rarely angioedema like peanut and seafood allergies. But, there is no significance of the test you have mentioned, as that is a very nonspecific kind of test and most of the people who get themselves tested found themselves allerg...  Read Full »

Is my nasal allergy pointing to rhinitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have nasal allergies which can trigger sneezing and a runny nose along with sneezing when I come in contact with dust. However, I constantly have thick post-nasal drip mucus that covers my vocal cords and makes my voice very weak all the time. My nose has not felt 100 % open in years...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms point towards chronic rhinosinusitis superimposed or worsened by an allergy. All symptoms can be explained by this. Singers are more troubled by this condition because they require clear sinonasal cavities for good voice and resonance. I suggest you get so...  Read Full »

What does elevated IgE level indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from cold for the last three years. I consulted an Ayurvedic doctor, and she advised me an allergy test and CBC, and the report was somewhat not good. My IgE result is 1157.00, and it should be below 64. Is there any serious problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query regarding your cold for three years. As you had asked about allergy, here I would like to say that allergic cold has three cardinal features (watery nasal discharge, bouts of sneezing, and nasal obstruction of both side nasal cavity). Second...  Read Full »

I have pain in ribs and breathing problems. Is it a sign of lung cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, For past four weeks, I have pain in my ribs. Also, I am experiencing breathing problems. It feels like something has stuck in the heart. For, a few days pain has been decreased. But breathing problem persists. I am also experiencing pain in my lower back. The pain is massive at night tim...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such symptoms are seen in the following conditions: 1. Heart diseases. 2. Pneumonia or Pleural Effusion. 3. Acidity or muscular pain. Now to be on the safer side, I would recommend you to get a Chest x-ray and ECG done. Based on the reports, we would discuss the tre...  Read Full »

Please suggest a permanent treatment for asthma in a 6-year-old kid.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is more than six years of age and is an allergy, asthma, and chest infection patient from six years of age. We have continued the treatment with different medicines just as liquid, powder, and tablet forms. Please help me and suggest an idea for permanent treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please upload previous blood reports of your son if you have done. If not, get a complete blood count done along with serum IgE values. We must find out what he is allergic to. If the IgE values are raised, you will have to do a skin prick test. For allergy and asthma fi...  Read Full »

I have an itchy rash on my body which subsides for a few days with medication and then reappears. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got an itchy skin rash ten days back, and I still have them. I took Cetirizine twice a day and for a week, and it subsided. But the rashes came again the next morning. They were not as bad as the first one, but they were still there. They were still mild for the next two days but cam...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. IgE levels are increased, and your Hb (hemoglobin) is decreased. IgE levels are raised in urticaria. For urticaria best treatment is to find out which thing is causing the allergy. It could be any drug, food like milk, egg, protein, or ...  Read Full »

What does an elevated IgE indicate?

Query: Hi doctor,My sister had bad coughing for the last few months. Last month she went to a pulmonologist, and he prescribed some medicines, which are working, but he also asked for a chest CT scan. We got the CT scan done, and I would need advice based on the report.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your sister has been suffering from a cough for the last few months. She has recently done CT (computed tomography) chest, and the report of CT chest (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) ...  Read Full »

I get a red line on scratching my skin. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, When my body gets hotter, my skin irritates me or when I go out on a sunny day my skin itches me and no rash appear on my skin. But when I scratch my skin a red line appears on my skin wherever I scratch it. When my bosy gets hotter I also suffer from butt sweat which is another pro...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. From your brief history it looks like you are just having Cholinergic Urticaria which is nothing but a reaction that occurs with rise of body temperature. This is will also manifest as increased sweating. 2. There is no need to panic as this subsides or gets bett...  Read Full »

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