Common "Antibiotics" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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Is Xone injection the correct medication for typhoid treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 68-year-old and now taking this Xone injection - 8, Glucose saline (RL) - 2, and D10 10%. Is it the right medication? His report of the Widal Test (slide Method) is as follows: 1) Salmonella Typhi 'O' 1:160 2) Salmonella Typhi 'H' Salmonella Typhi "AH" 1:20 3) Salmonella Typh...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the lab report, it looks like he is having typhoid fever. The prescribed medicine Xone (Ceftriaxone) is used in the treatment of typhoid. Saline is to keep him hydrated, and D10 (Dextrose) provides him with energy. If he is well enough and not vomiting, he can...  Read Full »

Why do my testicles feel swollen and squishier than usual, and a little painful to touch?

Query: Hello doctor, Ten days back, I was cycling for about 30 minutes, and after a while, I realized that my testicles had retreated into my body and were numb. As I stood on the bicycle, I felt the blood rushing back to my testicles, and they started to feel better. My right testicle became swollen to al...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. You have a mild testicular infection. I suggest you get a physical examination done by a urologist and a color doppler scan of the scrotum to confirm the diagnosis. If an infection is confirmed, an antibiotic cour...  Read Full »

How to confirm that my wife is not affected by chlamydia infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been in a monogamous relationship with my wife for over four years. Recently we both had to get screened for a medical procedure she is doing in a month. I tested positive for Chlamydia, but she did not. We both re-tested to make sure there were no false positives/negatives. The res...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope that I can clarify the situation: Chlamydia types D to K cause urogenital infections. The signs of chlamydia-infected urinary and genital organs in men usually affect the urethra: it becomes inflamed (urethritis). The patient feels a feeling of pressure and a...  Read Full »

I would like a second opinion on an Androflor test result which shows the presence of bacteria. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like a second opinion on an Androflor test result I recently received. I am currently traveling, not in my home country. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports and there is nothing abnormal. I do not think you need to take any antibiotics, as you do not even have any symptoms. I hope this helps you. Thank you. Regards.   Read Full »

My doctor gave me Clindamycin before extraction. Is it safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bad tooth and needed it to be removed when it showed an infection. The dentist provided me with Clindamycin as I am allergic to Penicillin and Amoxicillin, and they both induce anaphylaxis every time I try to take them. So I wanted to be sure that the Clindamycin was fine? I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, in Penicillin allergic patients, Clindamycin can be given. But, still, if you want to make sure that you do not have an allergy to that as well, you can get an allergy test done for different antibiotics to be certain and find out which ones are safe for you...  Read Full »

I have swelling following bone grafting for an implant. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bone grafting done for the implant of my top four central teeth. It was done under general anesthesia, and a molar was extracted to get some bone. I have considerable swelling now. However, the pain is reducing and also taking antibiotics. Is that much swelling normal? Please adv...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed for protecting the patient's identity). There will be swelling for five days to a week because of inflammation. However, the swelling looks normal as your submandibular spaces look fine, and the...  Read Full »

Will probiotics and exercise help with IBS over antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it fine to stop Satrogyl after one dose since I have finished five days of antibiotics, four days of Oflotas Oz, and one day of Satrogyl O. I have been anxious before eating out for five days ago with work stuff, and I have already been suspected of IBS before? Is it okay for me to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A total of five days of antibiotics is good if you feel your symptoms have improved for which you are taking it. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) has a very close relationship with anxiety and stress. I would suggest probiotics, but I can not assure you about herbal pr...  Read Full »

I have had otitis media for three years. I took antibiotics, ayurvedic, and homeopathic treatment, and none responded well. Kindly evaluate my HRCT report and suggest the best treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had otitis media for three years. I consulted doctors during COVID; they just gave me antibiotics to stop the disease. No major surgeries were being performed in hospitals. I was hospitalized with severe COVID for 15 days in ICU as my oxygen level dropped to 35. Total 30 days ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand the concern. Kindly attach HRCT temporal bone report and also any other reports that you may have. Reports are not attached to this message. Thank you.  Read Full »

My ill grandfather is resistant to antibiotics. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 82-year-old grandfather, suffering from the significant health problem. The antibiotics that have been administered so far have shown resistance, except for Linezolid which has shown sensitivity. The doctor has expressed concerns about my grandfather's condition and has indicated t...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern about your grandparent. After knowing his case report, It seems he is in a grave situation now. The prognosis appears very guarded, and nothing can be predicted until he responds positively to the current treatment. T...  Read Full »

I take antibiotics for prostate infection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with prostate gland infection. I have had the urge to urinate a lot. No burning and no discharge at all. Just the desire to pee. I took two STD panels and three urine tests. They all came back negative. Yet, my doctor said she saw a few white cells when she checked my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From your complaints, it appears that you have an infection in your prostate gland. It is normal in such cases to have a negative urine culture with only a few white blood cells. These infections are, unfortunately, per...  Read Full »

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