Inhaled Steroids are used in the treatment of respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which act by reducing the inflammation in the lungs. These steroids, along with bronchodilators, relax the muscles around the airways. Adverse effects of the inhaled steroids include hoarseness of voice, oral thrush, cough, and sore throat.
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What could be done for the allergic reaction from drinking cold water or after going out in the rain?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an allergic reaction whenever I drink cold water, go out in the rain, expose myself to the cold breeze, or take a cold water bath. I get relief with cetirizine. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from vasomotor rhinitis. It is slightly different from allergic rhinitis. To be sure we need to get more details: Does rhinitis get triggered when you inhale dusty and polluted air? Does it worsen when you go close to flowers and pollen? Doe... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is suffering from cough for the past four weeks. She started it out very gently and it is getting worse. Last weekend she was coughing almost non-stop. I took her to a Walk-in clinic and they gave her a cough syrup and an antibiotic. I was told to start the antibiotic four ... Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your daughter's story in detail. I also heard the quality of cough you provided in the sound clip (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the above description, I feel that your daughter is suffering from bronchial asthma. I suggest you to see a... Read Full »
Is it possible to cure my respiratory allergy and throat infection with some medicine?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from nose block, throat pain, fever, occasional running nose, and headache. I am taking Nasaflo nasal spray and Fomtide inhaler two puffs every night. What is the drug of choice for the respiratory allergy and throat infection? Kindly help me. Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it is obvious that you are suffering from allergic rhinitis and asthma. The current treatment you are taking is appropriate for controlling your asthma and nasal rhinitis. There is no any drug of choice for treatment of respiratory allergy. The stero... Read Full »
Is there any permanent solution for wheezing and dust allergy?
Query: Hello Doctor, I am 31 years old. I have a history of eosinophilia and dust allergy since the age of 12 years. The onset of eosinophilia and dust allergy has become more frequent since I moved to Bangalore (5-6 years). Sometimes I suffer wheezing, running nose and watery eyes. Since, last two... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to say that bronchial asthma or allergic bronchitis is just controllable and not completely curable. Following are the answers for your questions: 1. You should avoid Glemont-F. Reserve it only for acute exacerbations. Try to control your problem with inhale... Read Full »
Does Wellbutrin affect testosterone levels?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I suddenly developed sexual dysfunction, I have reduced interest, arousal, plateau, and orgasm. The triggering event seems to be the discontinuation of 150 mg Bupropion because of adverse effects. I switched to 20 mg Citalopram, and over the course of six month... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the history you gave and the levels of testosterone you mentioned, it is very high level of serum testosterone. There are usually some males who normally have high testosterone levels without any major underlying disease. I will d... Read Full »
Does sinusitis usually cause loss of taste?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female, non smoker. I had a sinus infection as a result of cold nearly two months ago. I was put on Doxycycline for two weeks and then a steroid nasal spray when the inflammation in my nose had not resided. I can smell things quite clearly up close to my nose but canno... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We will help you alleviate the problem. I understand that you are a 40 year old otherwise healthy lady suffering from sinus infection. You perceive smells close up your nose but have decreased taste sensation. You are worried about when the taste sensation will return a... Read Full »
How fast do antibiotics relieve asthmatic cough?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 11 years old. He weighs 22 kg. He has asthmatic type of cough problem. The paediatrician usually gives him an antibiotic for 10 to 12 days and still if the cough persists he will extend the antibiotic for another two to three days. When the cough remains an issue, he gives Azith... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Antibiotics would help only in case of infection. Antibiotics have role in initial acute exacerbation else not. If he has fever, then we need to give antibiotics. Bronchial asthma requires treatment with antihistaminic drugs and bronchodilator. By giving... Read Full »
Why do I heavy congestion even after using inhalers?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been to doctor three times in the last two months and was prescribed many medications. But, I am simply not getting any better. Initially, I went in for respiratory issues. I had a terrible hacking cough and was literally using my Ventolin Inhaler more than I should. As I am ast... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are few important points to consider. You should not be using the nebulizer or rescue inhaler that often. You should be on inhaled steroid for asthma like Advair (Fluticasone and Salmeterol). Please take Montelukast 10 mg daily. Also you would ben... Read Full »
My doctor prescribed steroids inhalers for my asthma, but I am worried about its complications. Can you suggest an alternative?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a nursing student and have had asthma for ten years. But I get attacks only during the fall. The doctor I usually consult had prescribed me a bronchodilator (Salbutamol 100 mcg) and steroid combination inhalers (two drugs). But I fear the complications of steroids and stopped using th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The best asthma treatment is inhaled Corticosteroid. It does not have any side effects. So, no need to worry about side effects. I suggest you get done pulmonary function test to identify the severity of asthma. Treatment is based on severit... Read Full »
Using betnelan tablet for asthma. What are the side effects of it?
Query: Dear Doctor, In the last 6 years, I am using Betnelan tablet for asthma. I want to know the side effects of it. Age 28 years, m, height: 170cm, weight 44kg. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The side-effects of betnelan tablet are as follows: Loss of skin atrophy. Local white patches of deeply pigmented skin. Dryness. Irritation. Nasal bleed. Ulceration or perforation of the nasal septum. Smell and taste disturbances. Hoarseness and fungal infection of the ... Read Full »