Skin Allergy Prolonged use of Cetrizine Hydrochloride

Patient

Q: I was down with Jaundice in August 2006 and recovered after about 4 weeks with the Bilirubin, SGPT and SGOT readings coming to within normal limits.

But the problem of itching, started when down with jaundice still continues.

Since then I have tried almost all anti-histamines like Allegra with various potency, Alerid, LevoCet, Cetzine etc all under medical supervision.

Consulted a good Dermatologist, who ordered for a blood test to ascertain if I suffer from some form of allergy and the test came positive. Did not proceed to find what was the allergen, as I was informed it was a very long and expensive process. On his advice, I am continuing with one Tab of Cetzine i.e., Cetrizine Hydrochloride, every two days. One tablet gives relief for roughtly 26 to 48 Hrs. After that if I don't take the tablet, unbearable itching starts over the body and can literally start from any part of the body.

Now that I am using this Tablet religiously for about 6 years, I want to know the long term implications of using this medicine and also any other type of treatment I should undertake. Any blood purifiers would help ?

Thanks.

Ramesh

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I really want a cat but suffer with allergies. Is there any way I can live with one and control the allergy

Q: Hi I wanted to see if my symptoms might be caused by a food sensitivity. I have a dry itchy flaky scrap, itchy skin ...

Q: Hello doctor I'm living in a very seasonal allergic pollotion city. Last month, I started getting there infections...

Q: I have been scheduled for a drug allergy challenge involving acetaminophen. The center will not have a physician in ...

Q: Hi There, I am an alcoholic. I have been drinking for years heavily (vodka) and then switched to wine to try to tamp...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews