Patient: My boyfriend is itchy and red. Do you think its an allergy attack?
Symptoms: Itchy and red all over
Doctor: Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor.I understand your concern.As per details, the most likely possibility for the s ymptoms you mentioned is a condition of skin called Urticaria. Urticaria can be acute, chronic and acute on chronic. When duration of the disease is more than 6weeks, it is known as Chronic Urticaria. It is characterised by red colored itchy transient eruptions over body. It can be caused by allergy to recent infection, any food, seasonal change, drugs, pollen grains etc.I will advise you to get his Absolute Eosinophil count and IgE levels done.In such cases, I prefer to advise a combination of levocetrizine and montelukast to my patients.Visit your doctor so that he can examine him.and give the prescription.You can share my opinion with him.I hope it helps.Stay healthy.