Allergy

About "Allergy"

The body's immune response to a foreign substance (allergen) that is otherwise not harmful to you is called allergy. The most common allergens are pollen, drugs, food, and mold. Allergic conditions include hay fever, atopic dermatitis, food allergies, asthma, and anaphylaxis.

Related Terms: Levocetirizine, Montelukast, Asthma, Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis, Antihistamines, Fexofenadine

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Allergy - the Term Explained in a Scientific Way
Article Overview: Due to the widespread use of the term allergy, there are many misconceptions about allergic disorders among patients and the general population. This article aims to explain allergy in a scientific way, but in simple language and with examples.  Read Article »
Dr. Parin Niranjanbhai Parmar
Allergy Specialist

Allergic disorders are very common and are increasing worldwide. The term allergy is also very commonly used by doctors, patients and the general population. However, the liberal use of the word allergy has created many misconceptions and confusions about allergies. Allergy is an immunological ...  Read Article »
 
Allergy on the head part of my penis and inner skin of my penis.
Query: Hi, I am a 26 year old male. I am having some allergy on the head part of my penis and the inner skin of my penis. Consulted a local doctor. The doctors are saying that, it is just an allergy and giving some tablets and ointments. But it is not recovering. Give me your advice.  Read Full »
Dr. Kalpana Pathak
Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. There could be many causes for such lesions like fungal infection (candidal balanoposthitis), lichen planus, irritant dermatitis, and etc. Candidal BP is the most common cause amongst all. So right now, I would advise you that, wash the area with lukewarm water twic...  Read Full »
 
My allergy does not subside with 10 mg Cetirizine. Should I take 20 mg?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking 10 mg Singulair and 10 mg Cetirizine for five years for allergies, asthma, and Lyme. I just got two more kittens, and the medicines do not work anymore. I am miserable and desperate. I asked my doctor to give me 20 mg of Cetirizine and something else because I think ...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get an allergy testing done, either a skin prick or a blood comprehensive. Next, based on the allergens you are sensitive to, we can advise you on further course of action. With respect to getting tolerant to Cetirizine 10 mg, why not try Fexofenadine 120 or 180...  Read Full »
 
Have allergy problems. I always have runny nose or sore throat or excessive sneezing and coughing and cannot breathe normally.
Query: Hello, I have been having allergy problems for many years. I cannot breathe from my nose even if it is not blocked because I feel like I get less oxygen from my nose. I also have asthma and as the seasons change my allergies react. I always have running nose or sore throat or excessive sneezing and ...  Read Full »
Dr. Vaishali Mehta
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I totally understand your concern regarding cure of allergies. Unfortunately, allergy of the nose cannot be totally cured, but definitely can be prevented. I would recommend the following:1. Get an allergy skin test done; so as to identify the allergen.  Avoiding the a...  Read Full »
 
I had an allergy blood test and my specific allergy numbers range from 0 to 0.75 kU/L. Is it normal?
Query: Hello doctor, I just got results back from an allergy blood test. My specific allergy numbers ranged from 0 to 0.75 kU/L. My total IgE is 241 IU/mL. Does this total number indicate anything? Is the number high or low?  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me help you. The IgE value is within normal limits. Moreover, the total serum IgE values are not very indicative, rather specific IgE levels are important. Specific IgE levels should be inferred in relation to the particular allergen. Each allergen level may be d...  Read Full »
 
Is Pantoprazole allergy something to be concerned about?
Query: Hello doctor, I had indigestion problems last month and I was given a Pan 40 injection in a 24/7 hospital in my locality. The moment I was given the injection, my body developed rashes, redness, and itching. My doctor immediately gave Avil injection after which rashes and redness subsided. Two days...  Read Full »
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but yes Pantoprazole allergy is a permanent condition that you will need to report to any doctor you visit before prescribing medications. Also, this allergy is nothing to worry about as long as you av...  Read Full »
 
Why do I get allergy during specific periods in a year?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a boy, 18 years old. From the last three years, I am facing an allergy in which I face difficulty in breathing, coughing, and sound produces while breathing. The problem increases at night and I wake up near 4 to 5 times during my sleep and sit for a while. This is my fourth year...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from airway hyperreactivity disorder, the common colloquial term being an allergy. This occurs because your respiratory pathway is more sensitive to some day to day substances which others are able to tolerate without any problem. When such a...  Read Full »
 
Having some allergy on the penis. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having some allergy on the head part and the inner skin of my penis. I have some white bubble like spots. Please help.   Read Full »
Dr. Gaurang Gupta
Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Allergy over the penis is very uncommon. It would be something else. Please send photos so that I can identify it and give you the proper treatment.  Read Full »
 
A 6-year-old gets itchy rashes after taking Paracetamol syrup. Is this Paracetamol allergy?
Query: Hello doctor, A 6-year-old gets itchy rashes on her face and stomach after taking Paracetamol syrup, may be a probable allergy to Paracetamol. We have been giving her Calpol for the past three years. And it is showing these symptoms now. 1. How to make sure that this is Paracetamol allergy or not...  Read Full »
Dr. Vishal Parmar
Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For allergy, you can give Cetirizine syrup. Paracetamol is one of the safest drugs. It is very rare that Paracetamol causes allergy. And you are also giving Paracetamol for the last three years, and there was no allergy. Generally, allergies increase by repeated expo...  Read Full »
 
Are Fraxinud allergy and olive trees allergy same?
Query: Hello doctor, Would you please explain if this means I have allergy from olive trees (trees that produces olives), if I have allergies from (ash- fraxinud excel) or are they different?  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fraxinus excel is the common ash plant. It belongs to the olive family. Plants in same family have shared antigens. If you are sensitive to one plant in the family, you are likely to be sensitive to others also. Hence, the result means that you are sensitive to olive a...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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