Levocetirizine

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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My legs are itchy with small red dots. Is it due to an insect bite?

Query: Hi doctor, Something appears to have bitten me on my legs. The skin is very red, and when I scratch, the area around it gets small red dots. It is incredibly itchy, and heat makes it worse. When I put ice on it, it feels better. I can feel a tiny lump in the centre of the round red bite, and it pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like some bed bug bitten case. Avoid scratching that area if you develop the itch. I suggest you antihistamine drug like tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg twice daily for five days and tablet Acenac-P (Aceclofenac and Paracetamol) twice daily for five days. Consult...  Read Full »

I have hives recurring on my thighs. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had hives for a month. They are recurring in my feet, left leg, underarms and face. The rash is in one or more of those places every day. My left thigh has remained inflamed and covered with hives. I have kept a photo diary. I have seen a local dermatologist who did a punch biopsy....  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history, clinical description and histopathology (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are most likely suggestive of urticaria. Urticaria is an immediate hypersensitivity reaction of the skin to various common triggers such as insect bites, infective fo...  Read Full »

How do I permanently get rid of tinea cruris?

Query: Hi doctor,I have itchy lesions on both legs (one on each), red with mild pain for two years. Some say it is fungal, and some doctors say it is a viral infection. Kindly provide me with an accurate diagnosis and treatment (with dose and frequency). Also, suggest if I should get any tests done. I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The condition you have is known as tinea cruris or corporis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), which a type of superficial fungal skin infection. Take the following medications for two weeks and then follow back: 1. Ca...  Read Full »

Can herpes cause itchy lesions in the forearm and thighs?

Query: Hi doctor, I got some itchy lesion on one of my inner thighs and forearms. Previously, I was diagnosed with herpes, but unlike any outbreak, I have ever had. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Herpes affecting more than one area is not common. I need a detailed history of your problem. Please mention the duration of forearm and thigh itching. Do you have any other medical conditions? What is your age? Kindly send a clear photo of the lesion. Revert with the det...  Read Full »

Please help me with the red spots on my penis.

Query: Hello doctor, I have red spots on my penis and it is very itchy in nature. Now, there is a rash-like thing on my penis. Currently, I am using Candid B cream. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Nadimpalli Sai Kranthi Kumar Varma

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please provide the below details to arrive at a definitive diagnosis and to suggest a proper treatment plan. Could you be more specific on the type of the lesion? When and how did it start initially? Are you married? If yes, then does your partner suffer from any white di...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use tablet Montair-LC daily for asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from asthma for the past five years. I am taking Montair LC daily for the last four years. If I do not take it, then I have to take the inhaler daily. The inhaler I use is Foracort 400 rotacaps. Is it safe to use Montair LC daily? I have been using it daily for the last t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways. The treatment of asthma usually runs for a long time. Treatment of asthma usually consists of two types of inhalers. One called as presenters, which needs to be taken daily and other is a reliever, which needs to be t...  Read Full »

What is constant throat clearing a symptom of?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male, and I have been having problems with my throat for over a month. I feel some phlegm keeps sticking behind my nose. I have seen an ENT surgeon who performed a nasal endoscopy, which all looked fine, with no inflammation signs on my voicebox. I am regularly clearin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, you are having discomfort because of the thick nasal discharge behind the throat, and the most common causes include allergy, viral infection, and cold climate. Treatment: 1) Tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg PO (after meals) hs (at night) for seven days...  Read Full »

Are my rashes an allergic reaction to the molds on the walls?

Query: Hello doctor, Last year, I moved to a coastal area to go to college. I moved into an older house that had really poor ventilation. As a result, when it was warmer inside than outside, I had condensation on my walls and water beaded down. So, soon after I moved in, mold grew on three of my bedroom wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern. Judging from your description and the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I am quite sure you are suffering from a kind of eczema known as atopic dermatitis. Involvemen...  Read Full »

I noticed an itchy, raised and hard lesion on my scalp. What is that?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a scalp lesion two months ago. It is a bit scaly if scratched, hard and raised. I would like to peel it off, but it is not getting removed. But, I did not notice any hair loss. Other than a little bit of itching of the scalp, there is no issue.  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be scalp psoriasis or warts. Please send me a photo to diagnose the condition and suggest you treatment. Revert with the photos to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

How to diagnose bronchitis or bronchial asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I have moderate pain in my "lung area" for two weeks now. My airways feel free of air, but I get this incredibly uncomfortable sensation in my chest. I cough a bit and the last couple of days. I have been getting lightheaded, nausea, and a slight headache. I have been out of town the prev...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here for your help. You seem to be suffering from any of the following either bronchitis or a lower respiratory tract infection. Relief with Ibuprofen further confirms the presence of muscular pain that might be due to asthma. In such a scenario, I would advis...  Read Full »

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