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Levocetirizine is an antihistamine commonly used to treat allergy, running nose, sneezing, eye watering, skin rashes and itching in general. It is a nonsedating form derived from Cetirizine.

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After taking antibiotic pills, I developed itch, hives, and red marks that have caused me anxiety. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, After taking 30 pills of antibiotics Lamisil (Terbinafine), I started getting itch and hives. I stopped taking it, and now the itch has gone away, but I m getting these red marks and bumps intermittently in my body. Especially when I have anxiety or panic attacks, it freaks me out mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. You are suffering from acute urticaria. The causes of acute urticaria are Bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection. Painkillers or antibiotic drugs. Certain foods and food additives or preservativ...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for rashes appearing under the armpits of my 5-year-old daughter?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 5 years old. A few weeks ago, rashes started appearing under her armpits. It is like one bigger wound with rough dots. It is not getting any better and is spreading now. There are also some dots on the tummy, but it is primarily present under the armpits. It is for the firs...  Read Full »

Dr. Pathave Hari Shivaram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. It looks like atopic dermatitis with secondary bacterial infection. I suggest using Mometasone Fusidic acid cream at morning and afternoon for seven days and Tacrolimus (0.1%) ointment at night for 15 days. Take Tabl...  Read Full »

I am having congested nose and feel very hard to breath. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female with height of 5'7" and weight 120 pounds. Every few days, I have been having a hard time in breathing through my nose. I sound congested, and end up blowing out a considerable chunk dark in color. It is the the same for the past six months, or so. I have not...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We have to rule out any organic lesion in the nose as that can cause difficulty in breathing through the nose. The deviated nasal septum, polyp (edematous mucosa), etc., can be a possibility. I suggest you rhinoscopy nose examination first to rule out above lesion. T...  Read Full »

Why do I have red itchy bumps on my face and arms?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having red itchy bumps on my face and arms for the past three weeks. I was given Fluocinonide, Hydrocortisone and Hydroxyzine by my doctor and dermatologist. The medications have not been helping at all. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and written descriptions. It looks like papular urticaria or urticarial vasculitis or polymorphic light eruptions (PMLE). You can try 0.1 % Mometasone cream twice daily over arms and Fluticasone 0...  Read Full »

What happens if you aspirate a small piece of cinnamon?

Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally breathed in cinnamon. I put it in water, and when I went to drink, I inhaled some through my mouth. Will I be fine? I coughed only a little bit, and I do not have any breathing issues now. But I worry about it getting to my lungs. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Do not worry, and it will not cause any severe side effects to the lungs. Because it does not contain any harmful substance or chemical, lung injuries or any other reaction is impossible. For prevention, I sug...  Read Full »

Can my pregnant wife take Acetaminophen with Levocetirizine?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 12 weeks pregnant and has a congested nose and body aches. She is taking Levocetirizine 5 mg for allergy, helping the cold. Can she also take Acetaminophen along with Levocetirizine for body aches? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. She should have least medications in early pregnancy and be completely symptom-free. She can have anti-allergic only and only when it is needed. A corticosteroid inhaler can be used if there is no benefit from recurrent steam inhalation and...  Read Full »

I have red bumps around my penis after shaving. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had shaved my pubes and hair between my anus two days ago. A few hours after shaving, I experienced severe itching, so I applied moisturizer and baby powder. But today I noticed a few red bumps and rashes around my penis and between my anus. Also, the skin on my balls has become dry...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Srinivas Goud

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Some skin types are sensitive to blades, and the reaction that you described looks like hypersensitivity of your skin to the blade. Also, it could be because of using an unclean blade. I suggest you use the Montair LC tablet (Levocetirizine, Montelukast) two times a ...  Read Full »

What is the best cough medicine for kids?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 1.8 years old. He has a cold and cough since today morning. I got the infection by exposure to a cool breeze. I also have a cough and cold but no fever, and I am using antibiotics. He is also not having a fever, and he is on Paracetamol already due to teething pain. He had his...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please give the child syrup Levolin (Levosalbuamol) (dose as per the weight of the child) twice a day for the cough for five to seven days and syrup Montair LC (Montelukast and Levocetirizine) kid (dose as per the weight of the child) once at night for ten days for t...  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. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

I have flu from a couple of weeks. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 64 year old male, and I weight 80 kg, and my height is 1.62 m. I have this terrible flu from the last couple of weeks. I had three courses of antibiotic Clarithromycin for three days only, and I think that is the reason that the virus became stronger. I was also given two pills of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, you do not have any virus. The virus does not survive in the body for more than five days. The second thing is, viruses are not killed by any antibiotics. You are actually suffering from acute allergic bronchitis, and this requires patience and symptomatic ...  Read Full »

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