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I have problem of hives. Can I get relief from this. If possible then please help me. I am very thankful to you. I went to many doctor .but I found nothing regarding my problem,

Dr. S.K. Tandon 97% (22408 ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I have problem of hives. Can I get relief from this. If possible then please help me. I am very thankful to you. I we...
When antihistamines don't provide relief, oral corticosteroids may be prescribed. A biologic drug, omalizumab (Xolair), is also approved to treat chronic hives in those at least 12 years of age. For severe hive or angioedema outbreaks, an injection of epinephrine (adrenaline) or a cortisone medication may be needed.
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Sir I am being suffering from allergy since last 20 days , I had taken consultation and doctor only prescribed me the medicines like atrax 25 mg and elina. But I am not getting cured properly. Mostly this itching and iritation ocvurs in the midnight. Please suggest. Thanks and regards

Dr. Satyadeo Choubey 90% (203 ratings)
FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
You can get allergic testing done at a good centre. There after if found allergic to one or two substances then can get relief by immunotherapy. Another option is get total IgE done. If the level is high you will benefit by anti IgE called Omalizumab. This has been recently approved in USA for allergic urticaria.
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Hi doctor I am suffering from urticaria from last 6 years. Is any side effect of this disease for future. And how I get rid from this. Is this natural. Or life time problem?

Dr. Kirti Lohan 92% (95 ratings)
General Physician, Hisar
Hi doctor I am suffering from urticaria from last 6 years. Is any side effect of this disease for future. And how I g...
Hi lybrate-user, Urticaria is a common form of skin allergic reaction and it is unfortunate that we can not find the certain major cause of it so that's why we call it idiopathic. Now coming on to its treatment options- 1 Primary prevention would be to complete avoid aggravating factors like some dietary habits, alcohol, heat, mental stress and friction area. 2 Antihistamines like cetrizine Leukotriene receptor antagonists 3 Steroids like prednisolone 4Sulfasalazine and a host of immunosuppressives like methotrexate, cyclosporine, omalizumab etc. 5. Avoid Aspirin and any NSAID or you can say painkillers as they may be harmful.
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Hello all, I have cough from 4 days. As I remember it started when I start milk with heavy cream. So, please tell me i'm right it is because of milk. Also it is not first time that I have cough. Approx 10 to 11 months ago I have also cough. I have been checked up and in report there was nothing except dust allergy.

Dr. Tarannum Shaikh 89% (487 ratings)
B.H.M.S., Post Graduate Certificate In Nutrition, Obesity & Health
Homeopath, Indore
You could also try milk without cream as the cream tends to form a layer in the throat which could then cause irritation
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I am suffering from higher Ige levels in my blood and having severe itching and blemished skin on my whole body.

Dr. Praveen Chaudhary 90% (2362 ratings)
PGD In Ultraasonography, Non Invasive Cardiology Course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
I am suffering from higher Ige levels in my blood and having severe itching and blemished skin on my whole body.
The normal IgE levels fall below 100. Any level above 500 is higher and is suggestive of allergy or parasitic infection. She is currently having abnormally high levels. Her symptoms are suggestive of atopic or allergic dermatitis. It is usually seen secondary to exposure to allergen and subsequent reaction is mediated by IgE antibodies. Her body is known to hypersensitive to certain things. Stinging insects, Aeroallergens (uncommon), Foods and additives like Milk, egg, peanuts, nuts, soy, and wheat are the most common agents to cause such allergic manifestations. Measures for her to reduce IgE levels are- - The triggering factor should be identified and should be avoided. Even a skin allergy test can be useful. - Prompt treatment with anti histamines and glucorticoids during allergic attack. - New intervention has come up which you can discuss with your doctor, i.e. Anti- IgE (omalizumab) and is promising. I suggest you to consult to a skin specialist/ immunologist for further steps of management. Take care and regards.
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

Dr. (Brig.) Ashok 89% (100 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Internal Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Delhi
What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?
Inhaled corticosteroids are the standard treatment for asthma. If taken properly, there are negligible side effects.
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World Asthma Day - Spreading Awareness Is Important!

Dr. C. E Prasad 93% (654 ratings)
M.D - Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
World Asthma Day - Spreading Awareness Is Important!

Most people know all about Asthma, how dangerous it is and most importantly, with the rising levels of pollution and irritants how people are getting affected by it all over the world. Just like famous events, incidents and festivals have their special date in the calendar, May 1 apart from being the International Labour Day, holds another significant stance worldwide. As it is celebrated as the World Asthma Day. This day marks the initiation of the Asthma awareness campaign worldwide.

Understanding Asthma in brief

Asthma is a long-term respiratory condition, in which the airways of the human system may unexpectedly and suddenly narrow, often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise or emotional stress. Common symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.

Why is Asthma Day important?

World Asthma Day is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday of May. This year it falls on 1st May. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about Asthma and how people all over the world can spread it amongst their families. Therefore to commemorate the event and educate the students in school and parents at home, World Asthma day was commenced. The aim of this campaign is to make people understand the types of Asthma that can affect them and immediate safety tips so as to ensure that the severity of the disease can be curtailed. 

Things to keep in mind about Asthma

All over the world, there are several people who do not opt for Asthma treatment and that proves to be a fatal mistake later on in life. Chronic Asthma disease can be easily prevented by a simple treatment in the initial stages. People who suffer from Asthma often face chronic attacks if they forget to carry their inhaler and different kinds of allergies are also very fatal for asthma people.

Things that can trigger Asthma in people

  1. Dust 
  2. Pollens
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux
  4. Pet Dander
  5. Certain foods 
  6. Exposure to chemicals 
  7. Excessive physical activity 
  8. Stress 
  9. 39-50% Of Sinusitis patients have Asthma also 
  10. Extremely cold conditions

Signs someone is suffering from Asthma 

  1. Persistent coughing
  2. Difficulty in breathing
  3. Wheezing 
  4. Tightness in chest

Diagnosis and severity are established by a simple air blowing test known as Spirometry.

  • Chest X-ray and Sinus X-ray Help 
  • Serum IgE a blood test tells about type and severity

Severe cases may require special blood test known as Arterial Blood Gases to look at blood oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Sheet anchor of therapy is the inhaled medication to dilate airway and to reduce inflammation. The dose being in microgram dose is harmless and delivered to the site of the problem.  New drugs known as Omalizumab and Benralizumab are approved for specific nonresponding patients with severe asthma.

Prevent asthma from being harmful

Asthma is a chronic disease can stay for the rest of someone's life. So on this World Asthma Day make sure that you know how it can be treated and prevent the disease from harming someone you love. Here are some treatment tips.

  1. First get to know more about asthma and become a partner with the doctor to carry out treatment for a long time period.
  2. Be aware of the allergens that may trigger asthma and prevent them from coming in contact with the person.
  3. Make sure to keep the doctor updated regarding the status of a patient's condition and for any sign of potential risk.
  4. If a loved one is suffering then ensure that they lead their life as per the guidelines shared by the doctor, in order to prevent any risky situation. 

So here are the important things that you should be knowing about asthma. And, in case you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, one should immediately contact their doctor. On this World Asthma Day be aware of the disease and keep the people safe who are suffering from it. Stay Healthy!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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