The body's immune response to a foreign substance (allergen) that is otherwise not harmful to you is called allergy. The most common allergens are pollen, drugs, food, and mold. Allergic conditions include hay fever, atopic dermatitis, food allergies, asthma, and anaphylaxis.

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My IgE level is high and I am allergic to dust and certain foods. How do I overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an IgE level of 396. I often get cold, cough, headaches, hay fever, wheezing. I am allergic to home dust, mites, yeast, soybean, eggs, ginger, and candida albicans. Please suggest medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Dass

Answer: Hi, Thank you for the reply, I have noted the contents of your mail and reviewed the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Based on the same, I advise you that you will need long-term homeopathic treatment and regular follow-up from time to time to get the best r...  Read Full »

Can homeopathy medicines help in reducing the IgE levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had itching in the groin and waist area for more than two years. My blood report shows an increased IgE level. I am allergic to prawns and crab. I took homeopathy medications but could not get satisfactory relief. Is it possible to reduce IgE levels with homeopathy treatment? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Dass

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly update a detailed medical history of your illness to help you better. Thanks.  Read Full »

Can I take Levocetirizine daily?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from an allergy. I used to have a runny nose, cough, difficulty in breathing when allergy increases, and also occasional watery itchy eyes. I am not able to eat curd or citrus fruits and I cannot live in cold weather. Usually, the allergy will start with sneezing, a runny n...  Read Full »

Dr. Neeru Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that you have seasonal allergies may be due to dust, pollens, pets, etc. So, the best solution is to first find out the cause of allergy and to take preventive measures. Cetirizine can be taken but only for short durations. Gradually stop Cetirizine. You can ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a natural remedy for an allergic reaction in my chin.

Query: Hi doctor, I got an allergy in my chin. I have so many pimples, redness, and itching also. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. Take some Multani mitti (fuller's clay). Add a pinch of turmeric powder and sandal powder in it, and make a paste using rose water and apply it on the area. After 10 to 15 minutes, when it starts drying, wash it away with simple water. Use it ...  Read Full »

I am allergic to coconut. Should I discontinue using the products containing coco-glucoside?

Query: Hello doctor,I always have dry, sensitive, and irritated skin. My entire life, I have been severely allergic to all nuts and tree nuts. I also have a small allergy to coconut. I notice that all of the skincare products and shampoos I have contains Cocamidopropyl betaine or Coco-glucoside in them, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Allergies are condition in which your immune system becomes hypersensitive to foreign particles or substances like pollens, dust particles, mites, pet dander, some foods, and medicines, etc. Your immune system is a protective barrier to allergens, which causes harmfu...  Read Full »

I have started sneezing a lot, around 10 times at once. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19. I have suddenly started sneezing a lot, like throughout the day and at one time maybe I sneeze 10 to 11 times. I have never had any such problem before but since the last one year I have developed this problem and it is becoming very irritating.  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The main cause behind repetitive sneezing is an allergy. There can be many causes behind allergy, like allergy due to dust or some problem related to your nose as polyps, turbinate hypertrophy, or any other. However, it is completely treatable. So, I advise you to visi...  Read Full »

What are some foods that can help fight or reduce the symptoms of spring allergies?

Query: Hello doctor, Seeking the specialist insight on foods and spring allergies. What are some foods that can help fight or reduce the symptoms of spring allergies? What makes each of these foods effective? Are there any foods that might make spring allergies worse? How long do you have to be eating th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per Ayurveda the Kapha that increases and accumulates during extreme winter is liquefied by the hot sunrays of spring season. This weakens the digestive fire causing various diseases. Hence, the aggravated Kapha is to be quickly pacified by various means. The aggravate...  Read Full »

Why do people catch a cold frequently?

Query: Hello doctor, 1. Why we are getting frequent colds? 2. What can be done to reduce the amount of colds we are getting?  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are several causes of getting frequent cold. Some of them are as follows. 1. Increased sensitivity to allergens like pollens, dust, smoke, cold drinks, soft drinks, etc. 2. Reduced body immunity levels. 3. Getting infection like bacterial and viral. 4. Nasa...  Read Full »

I have allergy and under homeopathic medicines but it is not working. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old. I have allergy from last two year from a dairy product, bananas, and rice. I have a breathing problem due to an allergy problem in esophagus. For the last two years, I was under homeopathic medicines, but it is not working. Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per Ayurveda, it can be explained by Vyadhikshamatva (immunity of the body). Everybody has a special capacity to fight against pathogens or allergens. Vyadhikshamatva works in two ways. 1. It does not cause disease and, 2. Whenever any way causes disease, it hel...  Read Full »

Why do I get cold every morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I am having a cold every morning when I wake up and as the day goes by it continues to reduce simultaneously. This has been happening to me for the past two years. I need some lifetime precautions for this. For the past two years, I have been taking Marijuana daily.  Read Full »

Dr. Akanksha Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you said you are suffering from the cold in the morning only and it subsides in the day, it means you are allergic. You should improve first your immunity as it plays an important role in the allergy. It is the best way to fight allergy. I am prescribing you a remedy...  Read Full »

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