Medicines that destroy or restrict the growth of bacteria, and thus treat bacterial infections, are called antibiotics. They are only used to treat bacterial infections and cannot fight viral infections. Some commonly used antibiotics are Amoxicillin, Cephalexin, Clindamycin, Metronidazole, Azithromycin, Norfloxacin, and Ciprofloxacin.

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My FIL's fever is not improving even after medications and antibiotics. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law is about 68 years old. For the last 12-13 days, he is having a fever of 101 to 102. We have shown him to the local physician. As prescribed, he is taking some medicine for fever with some antibiotics. The fever is going down on the effect of the medicine. However, the te...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your father-in-law has been suffering from fever for the last 12-13 days, which is fluctuating in nature. The prescription and the investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity)...  Read Full »

Is it common to get UTI after bilateral ureteric surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My 19 months old daughter has suffered with for around seven months. Then, we had an MCU test and it was diagnosed that she had grade 5 reflux in right side and grade 4 in left side. Her ultrasound showed she had 40 cc urine residual. Her doctor suggested ureteric bilateral surgery. She h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Surgery to correct reflux will not prevent UTI (urinary tract infection). It will only prevent bacteria from reaching kidneys, thereby preventing renal damage. Yes, UTI can still occur after correction of reflux. Other factors which predispose to UTI must be ruled ou...  Read Full »

I got wet in the rain and now have a fever. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I got wet in the rain yesterday when I came home from work. I had a fever last night until now. aside from that I can not take medicine for cold and cough because I have an allergy to medicines. but I do not know which medicine I am allergic because before way back I tried to take adv...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq Thank you for writing me and i am concern about you. Actually mam if this fever is due to cold or because you were wet in rain.Usually it will go in 2-3 days and the medicine you are taking is good enough for fever and cold but if you develop any other symptoms and paraceta...  Read Full »

How to treat abdominal bloating and severe acidity?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing bloating and acidity during the menopause years. After experiencing a burning sensation in the stomach and abdominal pain, bacteria in blood and urine were found before seven months. I was treated with antibiotics for 40 days for UTI. 10 days ago, I again expe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can imagine you must be very upset about ongoing abdominal symptoms. Well, I need to know a few things more about your health. Do you have these abdominal symptoms before, or did you first start to observe your signs when these antibiotics for UTI (urinary tract i...  Read Full »

My friend suffers with low heart rate after head injury. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is with regard to one of my friends. He got an accident five months back. He was hospitalized in ICU. Blood came from his ear and so had a CT scan done. An ENT doctor said that his ear is fine and no hearing problem. Later he was shifted to his native. He was in ICU there. Hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Probably your friend has got head injury that is causing the brain edema which is causing the low heart rate known as bradycardia. He should get a repeat CT done. We usually give saline, antibiotics and Mannitol to reduce the swelling tha...  Read Full »

What can be done for recurrent bladder infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 86 years old. She is in relatively good health but is prone to a bladder infection. She does not feel pain when infected, so it gets bad before weakness and other symptoms tip us off. She just got out of the hospital with the latest bout. I am thinking that we could take ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gajanan Bhat

General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Females are more prone to urinary tract infection due to the proximity of the anal orifice to the urethral orifice. However, post-menopause, this increases due to increased cornification of the vulva, which allows more easier access for the pathogen to form colonies. Adde...  Read Full »

Why does my testicle hurt after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I had unprotected sex last week. It was a three-hour long session and I was a little sore afterward but felt totally fine the next few days. Then, three days ago, I noticed a slight pain in my balls and the discomfort has continued until today. It is most pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Urologist, Andrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Generally, epididymitis or orchitis is the most common possibility in your scenario. It might be a mild infection. That is the reason there are no other symptoms. You could go for an ultrasound with color Doppler of the testis to confirm it. You will require antibioti...  Read Full »

I have low back pain and frequent urination after sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old and have suffered from bouts of prostatitis a few times. I have not had an intimate life for many years. Now, I am having an intimate life with one person, who is clean as well as I am. After vigorous sex, I am having frequent urination, especially at night. I was wonder...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Yes, your symptoms are consistent with either urinary tract infection (UTI) or prostatic enlargement. In fact, you might have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) contributing to UTI. The second reason can be sexually transmitted UTI as also said b...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for Bartholin's cyst.

Query: Hi doctor, I burst my Bartholin's cyst while having sitz bath. But, the small lump without pus is still there. Is there anything I should do now? I am on antibiotics and immediately after bursting I have applied T-bact ointment on the lump. Will the lump get filled with pus again? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The treatment of Bartholin's cyst is marsupialization and removal of cyst fluid and leaving it open. Now, as it has burst already, daily dressing should be done for the next seven days to avoid infection and start antibiotics for a week. For further information consult...  Read Full »

Other than extraction, what do you suggest for pericoronitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male with a good oral health history. I had a dental examination today, and it showed pericoronitis on one of my wisdom teeth. I have been put on a week's course of Amoxicillin to fight the infection. If that works, will I even need to have my wisdom tooth removed a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly upload an image of the tooth along with if any x-ray is available to you. That will help me in diagnosing and helping to decide whether the extraction is mandatory or not. Pericoronitis means the two words, pericoronal flap or the gums around the tooth and it...  Read Full »

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