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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I have weird sensation all over body. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have started feeling weird sensations all over my body for seven months now, and they all happen at once and on a daily basis. My skin itches all over, especially my face and scalp. A lot of the times, when I speak, I sense a vibration in my eyes or a little bit lower. It is as an inn...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Sardar Narayankar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These all symptoms point towards a chronic condition. You will have to undergo few more investigation as follows. Basic hemogram. Thyroid function tests. Check for autoimmune diseases status, consult a physician and get tested for ANA (antinuclear antibody). Do you eve...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do I have multiple itchy lesions all over my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 72 years male, who weighs 66 kg and I am 166 cm tall. I have multiple itchy lesions all over my body which responses temporarily to oral steroids. RAST test showed I am allergic to dogs and cats. My dermatologist diagnosed it as type 3 hypersensitivity (IgG mediated), and I am no...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. It seems you have developed either allergic contact dermatitis or tinea corporis. Please sent pictures of the lesions, for a better understanding. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-o...  Read Full »

I got a bad reaction in my face on applying facial hair removal cream. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female, who weighs 56 kg and I am 164 cm tall. I have had a bad reaction to cream that I used on my face. The cream is a hair removal cream designed to be used on your face. I did a patch test on my arm (as instructed in the product instructions) and had no reactions...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems you have developed irritant contact dermatitis to the hair removal cream. I suggest you try using Fucibet cream (combination of Betamethasone and Fusidic acid)...  Read Full »

What to do about the dry skin patches all over my body?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having dry skin patches on my skin. They started about four weeks ago, and I first noticed them in my groin area. They are just dry, and they do not hurt or itch. Two weeks ago, I went to a pharmacy, and they suggested it could either be Pityriasis rosea, Pityriasis versicolor or psor...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your clinical images are more in favor of Pityriasis rosea (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is an exanthem, secondary to viral infection, usually triggered by a sore throat. The good thing is that it needs only supportive management as the condition r...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from dry cough, headache, body pain, and nausea?

Query: Hi doctor,The problem started out with a dry cough. The next day, I had achy bones and headache. It seemed like it was going away and came back the day after when I woke up feeling like throwing up. My eyes, chest and upper back aches with a feeling of nausea. Please help me. I am scared.  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concerns. The symptoms you have described suggest that you have a viral fever along with inflammation of throat (pharyngitis). There is no need to worry as it can be cured completely with treatment. Please c...  Read Full »

Why do I have symptoms of heartburn, shortness of breath and heart palpitations?

Query: Hi doctor,I notice some palpitations in my heart. I have heartburn at random times. I have shortness of breath. I start to have a cough when I lie down at night and I tend to choke easily if I lie flat on my back. I have done some tests. The results came back normal and clear. I have done a chest X-...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possible causes of your symptoms are acid reflux, nocturnal asthmatic attacks, orthopnea seen in heart failure, and obstructive sleep apnea. You need to do TMT (treadmill test), echocardiogram, polysomnography, serum pro-BNP (pro-B type natriuretic peptide), and...  Read Full »

How to get resolved from the problem of chronic urticaria?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chronic urticaria. I have done some allergy tests. I am allergic to dust mites, mussels, and tuna. I followed different diets to have some relief. But still, I feel itchy in certain parts of my body. When I start scratching, it seems to spread all over my body. Currently, I take...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are suffering from chronic urticaria. It is defined by episodic urticaria (hives) occurring with a duration of more than six weeks. It causes marked distress to patients as it creates uncomfortable situations by interfering with works ...  Read Full »

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

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

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 »

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