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Allergy medication, allergic bronchitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Asthma and Allergy
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hi Doctor, in my last chat with you i asked for having swollen skin for my wife and you suggested Antihistaminic Tablets, i could not get the same from chemist, please give specific name of the medicine
Doctor :   You can give any tablet which has cetrizine, i am not supposed to disclose brand names here.
User :   But can't you give me the name of medicine which we can use, else chemist is not able to provide the same
Doctor :   But i can give you medicine for antiinflammatory and antiallergic.
User :   For me, i am taking Alprax 0.25mg for the past 10 days and i am relaxed better than before. Should i continue for some more days or stop it for 4-5 days and then start again
Doctor :   It would be unethical and inappropriate to prescribe you scheduled drugs without doing a proper examination
Doctor :   1 capsule a day
Doctor :   has she applied calamine lotion.
Doctor :   try alternate days and stop after that, suddenly dont stop tablets.
User :   OK i will do it alternate days. Yes she has started using lacto calamine lotion, for how long she should take
Doctor :   It she finishes the capsules.
Doctor :   Around 30 will be there.
Doctor :   No side effects.
User :   My elder son of 8 years who recently undergone acute bronchitis, who is alright now, has started getting runny nose a bit, i gave him Alerid for 4-5 days in the night one spoon only, though he is better now, what should we do further
User :   he is still going alternate days
Doctor :   HAs he stopped swimming.
User :   outdoors is very less
Doctor :   ok, what about outdoor activities.
Doctor :   He should play more often outside than swimming. It builds immunity.
User :   Should we continue swimming for another 1 week and then stop since we live in Gurgaon and North India is raining these days. Also what about Alerid intake for him. Is Allegra better or Alerid better
Doctor :   He can take the same tablet Guduchi , since it is good for allergic bronchitis, increasing i mmunity.
User :   Ok. For my continuation of Eltroxin 100mcg in the morning, i take a cup of tea after 15-20 minutes of medicine, is this fine or the gap of 15 min need to be increased
Doctor :   For some allerid suits , others allegra. If allerid is good for him continue it.
Doctor :   It is better to stop swimming in cold and rainy weather.
Doctor :   It is suficient.
User :   What are the good fruits in rainy days or what specifically we should avoid in rainy season for whole of the family
Doctor :   You can have all citrus fruits, avoid banana and seetha phal,guava
User :   Ok, Our family uses lot of packed juices especially Tropicana tetra packs, how much good or bad they could be and we are using Guava use also
Doctor :   Avoid palak in vegetables.
Doctor :   It is not good to use packaged juices, there will some amount of presevatives.
User :   But problem with us and where india is heading is towards packaged goods, its not good as such
Doctor :   You can make it in house.
Doctor :   Yes but western people are eating healthy home made food now.
Doctor :   It is time we go back to our roots.
User :   For me, i am taking about 4 cups of tea these days. For my Acidity and Gas trouble i am using liquid of Pudin for last 5-6 days and feeling better now, but i do take this liqid in water at bed time, what is right for me
Doctor :   Avoiding tea and coffee is better.
Doctor :   pudhinhara capsules also is good.But after food.
User :   what about intake of Pudin its quantity, timing and number of days i should use. i found liquid is fast acting rather than its capsules. Should i take it after lunch and dinner
Doctor :   Yes 1 tsp after food,lunch and dinner.
User :   so far i am taking only 1/4 tsp of pudinhara liquid once a day, but i think i need to increase the quantity
Doctor :   Having mint chutney or juice also is good.
Doctor :   yes 1 tsp is right quantitiy.
User :   For my Eltroxin continuation, should i find some Endochronologist to continue with my counselling since my doctor is a physician only
Doctor :   Not required, you can go internal medicine(MD)
User :   how frequently should i get my Thyroid profile checking via blood test
User :   ok, thanks for your time doctor
Doctor :   Once in 3 months
Doctor :   You are welcome.
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