Montelukast

Montelukast belongs to the leukotriene receptor antagonist group of drugs and is primarily used to treat and prevent asthma. It reduces the symptoms caused by asthma and also the frequency of asthma attacks, but should not be given when an asthma attack has already started. It is also used in exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, and allergies like sneezing, runny nose, and wheezing.

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Are occasional mild fever and cold in this pandemic situation a matter of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling mild feverish and cold from Saturday night. Sunday night I took Sinarest tablet and I was feeling good on Monday, but I feel mild cold and feverish around 4:00 AM. I am feeling feverish and mild cold sometimes, not always. I do not have any other symptoms. Please suggest....  Read Full »


Dr. Sudeb Mukherjee

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you have been suffering from fever for almost 4 days. You did not mention about high temperatures although. I want to know whether any rash anywhere in body or throat pain as such? I also want to know about your activities that include your ...  Read Full »

How to help with sinus inflammation in chronic sinusitis with polyp?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have sinusitis for almost five years. Also, there is polyp formation in the right maxillary sinus. When I inhale to get relief from nasal congestion and it starts irritating with inflammation. Any advice?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We have to first ascertain as to why sinusitis has occurred in the first place. Usually, in most cases, the primary cause is a seasonal or year around allergic problem that is there. Just to make you understand I have tried to explain things in a simple way below. Expo...  Read Full »

How to relieve severe pubic itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe itching near pubic area and the skin turned black. Previously, I had pubic lice issue, which was cured using Permethrin lotion. I am currently using Flucort-C cream, but it is not effective. Please suggest some medicine for it. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from tinea incognito (steroid masked fungal infection). Steroid is contraindicated in fungal infection and you were using a steroid on it, so you have made the condition worse. Nevertheless, I suggest the following medications. Consult a specialist doct...  Read Full »

Will Co Altria for sinusitis cause dry mouth and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a problem with sinusitis. My doctor ordered me to take Co Altria 10 mg at bedtime. I have taken it at 9 PM and currently, I am experiencing dryness of mouth and headache. What to do? Is this serious? I am also taking Cefixime 200 mg twice daily, Sinupret thrice daily, and N...  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Meena

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dryness of mouth might be due to mild anticholinergic effects. It may sometime cause drowsiness and also depends on person to person. This would take a few days to adjust. You can continue this drug along with steam inhalation twice daily.  Read Full »

Is my treatment for cough the right one?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having cough for two to three weeks now. It is mostly dry and frequent throughout the day. I am getting two to three coughs at one time and then it continues. Currently, I am taking Piriton-CS, Pantocid and Montek-LC. I had bronchitis problem a few years back wherein I used to get ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details you have posted. The medications you are taking are good, but as you were saying that you continue to have dry cough since three weeks some changes need to be done. Avoid cool drinks or cool water. Do gargles with Listerine or Chlorhe...  Read Full »

My father's intense hiccups completely disappears on taking Nukast. Is it safe for him to take that?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 68 years old. He takes Novorapid 3 times, 8-8-12 and Lantus at night 18 unit, above that taking Olmesor 40, Rozucor ASP 10, Cilacar 10. For the past 8-9 months new problem of hiccups arises while taking food and drinking water and about to stop his breath. If he takes Nu...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand from your query that your father, who is diabetic and hypertensive, suffers from hiccups problem since eight months. He has hiccups while taking food or water. Can I get more details? Does he have hiccups or cough? Both are different. Is his sugar and p...  Read Full »

What could cause chronic itching in the exposed area of the body?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been having itching on her body for the past one year. Itching subsides with Allegra 120. She is taking this medicine for the last one year. Mostly, she gets itching on the area which is not covered by clothes. Skin becomes red when she scratches it. I am attaching the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She is allergic. The allergy can be due to food, sunlight, pollens, soap, moisturizer, or powder. So she can be allergic to anything. As you mentioned that only areas that are not covered by clothes are affected, which points to photosensitivity which is an allergy ...  Read Full »

How to prevent the spread of ringworm?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I may have ringworm. It is located on the left side of my stomach (almost hip). I have tried putting Clotrimozol and Daktarin on it. I am afraid that it may spread to other parts of my body. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long it has been there? What are the symptoms of it? Any other area affected? Any other family members affected? Any history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, or thyroid disorder? Any known drug reaction? Looking forward to your response in order to help you.  Read Full »

What is the best medicine for painful itchy hives?

Query: Hello doctor, I just want to ask what is the best medicine for allergy? I have hives on my body and so itchy when I scratch them it turns painful. I even have them on my soles and palm. I am currently on Loratadine.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching with hives has various causes. Treatment of it is mostly according to the cause. Another treatment is symptomatic. Loratadine is antihistaminic and antiallergic medicine. In your case of itching with hives, you can take Desloratadine with Montelukast (Dazit M) ...  Read Full »

Is my throat swollen due to pine tree pollen?

Query: Hello doctor, The symptoms I have are bad cold or strep throat, itchy eyes and throat but no cough. I do not have tonsils, but seems like there is a whitish puffiness on one side of my throat. It started five days ago and it has been getting mildly worse since then. I have been loading up on f...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have told that the symptoms started only after exposure to pine pollens, it is most likely that you are suffering from allergic rhinitis (seasonal). It usually presents with the typical symptoms as in your case. The best way is to prevent the exposure and stay a...  Read Full »

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