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Treatment for Allergic rhinitis and skin rashes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   sir , i am diagnosed with allergic rhinitis
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
User :   and i am advised to take allegra 180 tab
User :   last 1 and half month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how are you feeling now?
User :   now i am developing some rash on my shoulders and back
Doctor :   ok
User :   which comes and goes with black spots
Doctor :   are you still on allegra?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age 32
User :   loc mumbai
User :   married
User :   dependents yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you had any similar problems in the past?
User :   there is also etrching if sweating is there while i do exercise
User :   i hve allrgic rhinitis past 3-4 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   but it was mild
Doctor :   ok
User :   this time it was not curing only
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   nop
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   not at all
Doctor :   ok
User :   i drink once in a 2-3 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you taking any other medications?
User :   nop
User :   there is one more thing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   sometimes my throat is scratchy feeling
User :   my nose bone is also tilted
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   first for the allergy
User :   ya
Doctor :   you are suppose to avoid all kinds of dust
Doctor :   pollution
Doctor :   and cold weather
User :   and
Doctor :   always protect yourself with face masks
User :   ok
Doctor :   and as you are prone to allergies
Doctor :   always take any new medication after a patch test
Doctor :   also for the skin rash
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid synthetic fabrics as much as possible
Doctor :   wear cottons as far as possible
Doctor :   also when you work out
User :   but does this rash due to allegra tablet
Doctor :   take care that you are not in direct contact with the gym
Doctor :   machines
Doctor :   no direct skin contact
Doctor :   allegra reduces rash
User :   ok
Doctor :   the rash could be due to your natural tendencies for allergy
Doctor :   and the contact with gym machines
User :   fortunately it is going but giving me black spots
Doctor :   gym machines always contain the sweat particles
Doctor :   of several users
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can use calamine lotion on the spots
User :   doc what abt my scratchy throat
Doctor :   avoid scratching them as much as possible
User :   it is the most irritating thing
Doctor :   that will slowly reduce with allegra
Doctor :   avoid cool drinks
User :   i hv taken almost 30 tablets
Doctor :   and irritant spicy foods
Doctor :   oily foods outside foods
Doctor :   take it only whenever the symptoms
Doctor :   are unbearable
User :   no i hv done my cbc count also
Doctor :   ok
User :   serum IGE test is showing 288
Doctor :   what is the eosinophil count?
Doctor :   ok
User :   while normal is 100 for adults
User :   5
Doctor :   that indicates that you have an allergy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that indicates your tendency to have allergy
User :   thats why doc hd told me to take allegra for 6 weeks
Doctor :   are you having any cough or fever?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no fever
User :   no cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the allergic tendencies
Doctor :   slowly subside with time
User :   but dry cough comes in mouth after throat clearing
Doctor :   but they can reappear again
Doctor :   ok
User :   i was in pune for 3 days
Doctor :   the best way is to take these precautions
Doctor :   throughout
User :   i felt very nice there no cold nothing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it depends upon the weather and the amount of pollution
User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
User :   dont have i any other deseases
Doctor :   doesnt look like it by what you have told me
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Please confirm your details
User :   yes
User :   thank you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   yes
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   ok
User :   ya
User :   do these symptomps anyway go to initiial HIV infection
Doctor :   HIV infection starts as a flu like illness
Doctor :   but you didnt ahve any fever
User :   not at all
Doctor :   and the IGE indicates a specific cause
User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   there is no weight loss, no diareheaa or no swelling of lumph nodes
Doctor :   that happens at the late stage of HIV infection when AIDS has set in
User :   why i am asking you caz 3 months back , some blood of a worker
User :   entered in my finger
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what do you mean entered?
User :   where it was cut
Doctor :   was it a needle prick?
User :   nop
Doctor :   was your hand cut?
User :   yes
User :   a minor cut which i noticed later
Doctor :   did you wash your hand immediately after that?

User :   not remembering
User :   but the history of his is unknown
Doctor :   ok
User :   i was worreid too much
Doctor :   its probably harmless
Doctor :   how long ago was it?
User :   in arpil
User :   but i got no flue like symtpoms
Doctor :   ok
User :   only i got cold for which i got tested for
Doctor :   it may not be infected as the chances are very minute
User :   hope so
User :   shuold i go any testing done
Doctor :   you can know only after 6 months
Doctor :   after exposure
User :   ok but mild rash can it be a signal
Doctor :   not really
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   what shud i do then
User :   wait and observe
Doctor :   as of now you neednt worry
Doctor :   as the chances that the worker is infected are slim
Doctor :   also the chances of the virus entering through a small cut is slimmer
Doctor :   if you are still apprehensive
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can go for elisa
User :   ok
Doctor :   after completion of 6 months
User :   thnks
User :   till then what r things to watch
User :   or observe
User :   in body
Doctor :   there are unfortunately minimal signs
Doctor :   of initial hiv infection
User :   ok
User :   thnaks
Doctor :   but as i told you in
Doctor :   your cases the chances are very minimal;
User :   ok
User :   thnks
Doctor :   u r welcome
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye
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