Loratadine

Loratadine is an antihistamine, which is used in allergic conditions. It is used to treat symptoms of an allergy like itching, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, sneezing, skin rashes, and hives. Seizures and liver problems are some of the serious side effects.

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I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism since four years. I take Eltroxin daily and go for a thyroid sonar once a year. I went for an ultrasound yesterday and my report stated that my thyroid features are consistent with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. But, what reall...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you do have some enlarged lymph nodes. Yes, there are two possibilities but it is more likely that these are due to: The upper respiratory tr...  Read Full »

Can Loratadine help treat runny nose in a pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female and I am pregnant. I have a cough and runny nose for four years. I am taking Loratadine only. Kindly suggest me an antibiotic. I am currently on tablet Loratadine, tablet Aldomet and multivitamins with folic acid, and tablet Aspirin. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you are allergic taking Loratadine. You need to consult with your doctor. If bacterial lung infection is confirmed then you can start antibiotics. Apply Menthol Balm on the chest and shoulders to ease stiffness. Aerosol therapy can help together with mult...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my wheezing, throat congestion, and cough with mucus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 41 year old female. I woke up in the morning with wheezing, throat congestion, and cough. The cough was not dry but with mucus. It looks like the weather has triggered it. I have experienced this condition previously at the same time of the year. I also feel some heaviness in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are sure you have wheezing, I suggest you start using inhalers having a combination of Salmeterol and Fluticasone propionate. Using a Levosalbutamol inhaler would also be beneficial. Take one puff twice daily for a week and then only one puff at night for a we...  Read Full »

What level of eosinophil is dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, Please see the attached reports. My eosinophils are 22.1 %, but a year back, it was 11.2 %. I have back pain, and my vitamin D is also very less. The vitamin D level is 12. I had a 3 mm kidney stone a year back, but it got removed without surgery. Because of the back pain, I got an MRI d...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and the detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have attached. It does seem that you have high eosinophils, high WBC (white blood cells), and low vitamin D levels. Your high eosinophils are due to allergy, whic...  Read Full »

Why am I having itchy rashes and bumps on my skin at the time of periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I have rashes and bumps, that itch and look like they are big bites, but they are not. They come and go in different places and are more frequent around the time of my periods. I have had these bumps for seven months now. I am attaching a picture, what are thes...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw the attachment provided by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it appears that you have urticaria or hives in simpler terms. These usually occur when your immune system is a bit low such as during your periods, af...  Read Full »

How to manage dry cough that is present from a week?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old female with a weight of 51 kilograms and a height of four feet ten inches. I have a dry cough for a week intermittently. I have a slight heaviness in the chest while breathing. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take an X-ray of the chest in a posteroanterior view. You can do a throat swab test to rule out covid-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). You can take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once a day for five days, tablet Loratidine 10 mg thrice a day for...  Read Full »

Will bed bugs cause rashes on legs and arms?

Query: Hi doctor,I have rashes for a couple of days and it seems to be itchy. It appeared first on the lower back of my legs. Then, it got spread on my legs and arms. I am not sure whether it is due to allergy or dust mites or bed bugs.   Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have rashes for a couple of days and it seems to be itchy. You can take tablet Loratidine 10 mg one tablet orally eight hourly for ten days. You can use Calamine lotion (Zinc oxide with Ferric oxide). Apply it below the neck for fifteen days. It has started to sprea...  Read Full »

Will hydrocele cause itching in the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting itching on my penis for the past 20 days. I took Amoxicillin and applied Turgoderm ointment. But still, I am getting the problem. I went for an ultrasound test four years back, and I have hydrocele in the left side testicle and epididymis in the right side. At that time, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To help you better, I need to know the answers to a few questions. Can you tell me the amount of fluid (hydrocele) on the USG report? Are you sexually active except for your partner? If yes, do you use condoms? Do you have burning urination, fever, or chills? Whi...  Read Full »

What causes tender red spots on stomach?

Query: Hi doctor,I found two spots on my stomach that are concerning me. They are round red bloody rings white wax-like in the middle and then a bright blue spot near or connected to it. I tried to clean off the blue spots thinking it may be something, but it does not come off. The area is quite tender and...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you a diabetic? Do you have annular inflammatory lesions with elevated margins? Do you scratch or rub the lesion excessively? Do you have intense itching or spreading borders? Do you have a fungal infection in the past or a history of atopy, allergies, etc.? A...  Read Full »

Can Loratadine help to resolve delayed ejaculation caused due to SSRI?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I read an article in which Loratadine has been used to treat delayed ejaculation caused by SSRI was given. I have delayed ejaculation caused due to Escitalopram 20 mg (taken for Obsessive-compulsive disorder). I would like to know the mechanism of action of Lorat...  Read Full »


Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can continue taking SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) as prescribed by your doctor. I understand your situation that it is not pleasant to have delayed or no ejaculation due to SSRI. But on the other hand, imagine all the paralyzed men or those men who d...  Read Full »

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