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Having allergic rashes and knee pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am getting Allergic rashes once every 2 days over my neck & chest. Am taking Allegra 180 for this whenver the rash comes.
Is it safe without side effects ?
I am also facing pain on my knees & my thigh muscles ache in an unexplained manner. Is it due to Mild Arthritis.
Are teh above 2 related in any manner (Rashes & Pain in my knee/thigh muscles)
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed.
User :   how are you doctor
Doctor :   since when are you having the rash?
Doctor :   does the rash and the pain in knees and thigh appear at same time or close to same time?
User :   since the past 6 months
Doctor :   ok
User :   no no
User :   both are indepoendent
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then the pain and rash may not be related
User :   knee pain & thigh muscles are a daily thing
User :   mebbe a mild arthritis
Doctor :   continue to take the medications as prescribed.
User :   thats only for teh rashes
User :   Allegra 180
Doctor :   discuss with your treating doctor about getting an 'allergen test' done
User :   ok
Doctor :   to see what is causing the rashes, and avoid teh allergen
User :   have taken blood tests. everything seems normal
Doctor :   such that medication use can be minimised over time
User :   ok
Doctor :   for the pain , you need to get a arthitis screening tests done to look for possibilities
Doctor :   along with x-rays
User :   ok
Doctor :   to look for the cahnges in joint
User :   ok
Doctor :   that might be giving you the symptoms
User :   wht are the general treatment for arthritis at this stage?
Doctor :   depending on the test results
Doctor :   the treatment can be initiated
Doctor :   how old are you now?
User :   A doc frnd informed that my left leg muscle above the knee is being wasted
User :   40
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, height, weight, details of past medical illness if any.
User :   so prescribed some muscle exrecises by which the knee pain will be reduced
Doctor :   ok
User :   40, Male, Mumbai, 5'4", Service, 56 kg
User :   No medical illnes in the past
Doctor :   ok
User :   anything else ?
Doctor :   i recommend you to go ahead with the above sugestions to rule out arthritis problem and to find cause for allergy
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   continue with the exercises prescribed
Doctor :   and ask for prescription for physiotherapy to help relieve your symptoms in better way
User :   ok
User :   thanks.
User :   signing off
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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