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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I have recently developed flat pink dots on my chest that do not hurt or itch. What are these?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed flat pink dots on my chest that do not hurt nor itch. I have attached a photo of the same. They came after a heavy weekend of drinking, and probably the worst hangover I have ever had. The night before the hangover, I had my shirt off for some good time and wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which you have posted. You have acute onset maculopapular rash, with no other associated symptom like fever, cough, body aches, etc. Any maculopapular rash in adults with no above men...  Read Full »

When the weather changes, I always have cough and cold. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old male. I always have a cough. There is also a nasal flow, sneezing, nose block, headache, body pain and fever sometimes. These happen when the weather changes, when I have ice cream, cold drinks, banana, or get drenched in the rain. I had pneumonia during childhood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a chronic cough, nasal congestion, and sneezing. There are different possibilities based on your other symptoms: Allergic rhinitis: This will be my first diagnosis ...  Read Full »

What causes a lump inside the throat that gives a crackling sound when pressed?

Query: Hello doctor, For few days now, I have a feeling of a lump in my throat, on the right side. It feels like a piece of food or a pill is stuck there, but I know there is nothing. When I press on the outside of my throat, there is a spongy and almost crackling quality to it that does not occur on the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. That crackling sound is from the laryngeal cartilage. Do not press it. Any foreign body stuck in the throat has to be removed endoscopically. You should visit an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist as early as possible. If you are sure there is nothing stuck in you...  Read Full »

I get on and off skin rashes two to three times a year. Kindly help me get cure completely.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having on and off skin rashes all over my body. It started on my hands and spreading to other parts of the body. The bumps are of different sizes, and some are clusters; others are single. In addition, they are red, raised, and very itchy. They are presented for more than three wee...  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I acknowledge your query and the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like allergic manifestation rather than infective. It is probably eczema, atopic dermatitis, or allergic dermatitis, which often occurs afte...  Read Full »

How to cure allergic rhinitis occurring for more than five years?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male, suffering from allergy for past 6 years. I am facing this problem more in winter. Early morning, I will get 10 sneezes continuously. If I take cold foods, I will have running nose throughout the day and severe sneezing. Also I have itching and watering of eyes. C...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My diagnosis of your condition based on the information you have provided is allergic rhinitis. However, to confirm the same I want you to do two investigations namely serum IgE and absolute eosinophil count. Both are blood investigations. Allergy is not curable, how...  Read Full »

What are the diagnostic tests for on and off itching and skin rashes?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is having on and off itching and rashes all over his body. The itching is more during the night. We did not consult any doctor due to lockdown. His current medications are tablet Plavix, Cardivas, Lipvas, Silodal, Cresar, Neurobion Forte, Zoryl-MV 2, Volix, and Human Mixtard ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your father has urticaria with scabies. It is challenging to evaluate further without a physical examination. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do anyone else in your family has itching? 2) Do the rashes ...  Read Full »

Why am I having decreased appetite and abdominal pain with a headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old unmarried female. I am having decreased appetite, abdominal fullness, mucus in stools, dull pain in the upper abdomen, and get a headache sometimes. I have asthma and take Formosone 125 inhaler, Doxofylline, and Montelukast. I also keep getting aphthous ulcer every mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for uploading the blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your renal and thyroid function are normal. The borderline value of potassium can be easily fixed by a good intake of fruits on a daily basis. Coming to your symptoms, I understand t...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicine for chest congestion and nasal block.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old. I am having problems of chest congestion from the last two to three months. Prescribed Allegra was quite soothing by the doctor. I was relieved for at least a month, and the problem has been declining since then. There was nothing concerning with the x-ray report, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is allergic rhinitis and allergic airway disease. That is why you have responded to Allegra (Fexofenadine). This headache also occurs due to nasal congestion. First, you need to identify ...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to get a COVID vaccination while taking Montek LC and mild elevation in BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I measured my BP, and it is around 130/90 in different readings. I am a bit anxious these days, so not sure if the raise is because of that. I am due for my COVID vaccination tomorrow. Also, I have allergic rhinitis for the last four years and taking Montek LC as and when there are aller...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mild elevated BP (blood pressure) of 130/90 might be because of anxiety, as you mention. This range of BP is not contraindicated for COVID vaccination. Is your allergic rhinitis controlled with Montek LC (Montelukast with Levocetirizine)? Do you have any sympto...  Read Full »

What is reactive airway disease and how is it treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a bit of a cough for several days already, but I do not have yellowish phlegm; instead, clear one. The smoke of a cigarette always triggers my cough or if someone near me is smoking. Also, I think my cough is caused by too much heat in terms of weather which brings specks of dust ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radela Yvonne Cortes

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know few more details so that I can help you with your problem. How long has this been going on? I assume it has been there for quite some time because you can identify the triggers of your cough. You also mentioned that your cough occurs at night. Do you ...  Read Full »

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