Antibiotics

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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Why is one side of my tooth missing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a tooth that is missing one side of it. The tooth next to it grew crooked and become impacted. I had pain last week while drinking water. I did not discover the side missing till today. I am in a lot of pain now and nothing is helping. My wisdom tooth got removed four years ago. Pl...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it is painful, then it means that the root of the tooth is infected. It will need any of the following treatments. Root canal treatment followed by crown placement over it, which may also require a post if the tooth is badly broken. The second option is an extraction ...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to get plastic surgery following Mohs surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old female. I had Mohs surgery on my temple. My hole is big and it is pretty deep. They went three rounds. My question is, is it better to heal by secondary intention or to have a plastic surgery with flap in which he would take skin from behind the wound on my head? Will i...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and history. The wound is quite big and it definitely require plastic surgery. If you wait for healing by secondary intention, then your wound may take around four to six months for complete healing...  Read Full »

What could cause frequent urination in a 6-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 6 years old. Since one month he is repeatedly urinating for more than 30 times a day. We consulted a doctor and he prescribed for an antibiotic but it is not working. He went through urine culture and ultrasound, everything was normal. Is there any way to come out of it? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Swati Pandey

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. See, your child is suffering from urinary tract infection (UTI) as per the symptoms. Can you please describe the other symptoms in more detail like any history of fever or chills rigor/pain abdomen/pus or blood in the urine or any stool abnormality? Any history of burn...  Read Full »

Please suggest some antibiotics to help pus drainage in Bartholin's cyst.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscessed Bartholin's gland cyst. This is like my 10th go around with this thing. I had marsupialization a few years ago. It did not work the way I was told it would but it did make it so afterward every one. I would have got pus drain and go away easier but this one is not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It needs marsupialization or complete removal. And if there is recurrence so many times mean you are not following proper hygiene and precautions told by the doctor. You can take Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid 625 mg like combination two times a day and Metronidazo...  Read Full »

What could cause puffy eyes in children?

Query: Hello doctor, My son incurred puffy eyes last week until now. He experiences fever and headache. Fever reduces when I give him Paracetamol but it will recur again and still, he is having swollen/puffy eyes. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Swati Pandey

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems your child is having some kind of allergy or infection. Are there any other symptoms like itching, pain or any eye discharge? How is his left eye? Is he having an allergy to anything he ate o...  Read Full »

My sore throat pains with something stuck in throat. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male. I have a sore throat for two weeks now and I am in my sixth-day of antibiotics (Dalacin C) but it is not going away. I feel that there is something stuck inside my throat/esophagus. I have a mild headache but no fever. Pain scale is ranging 4-6 out of ten. I also...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your history and it seems on top of the acute tonsillopharyngitis, you also have GERD (gastric esophageal reflux disease). This may explain the persistent throat discomfort in spite of taking the antibiotic for six days. I recommend you continue yo...  Read Full »

How to treat balanitis in a diabetic person?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 63-year-old male. I am having balanitis. I am a diabetic taking the following medicines. Novostat CV 10, Optidoz, Glimisave max forte 1 two tablets daily, Fourts B and HCQs 200 for RA factor. I have no bad habits and stopped sex two years back due to health reasons. Upon medical a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaints. I would suggest you to carry out complete blood count to rule out infection which will be reflected by increased total leukocyte count or increased neutrophils. Also, carry out urine examination and random blood glucose to rule out ...  Read Full »

How is wisdom tooth pain treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in major pain now. I noticed that my wisdom tooth is coming in about a week and a half ago. Since then I have been having this pain in the lower corner of my left mouth. It is located right where the gums and my mouth meet and resembles a cut. It is a slit with yellow and white ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your pain occurs due to the infected gingiva surrounding the wisdom tooth. It is called pericoronitis. You need to start on antibiotics immediately along with painkillers. Go show it to a dentist soon who will either recommend you to extract the tooth or ...  Read Full »

My son took antibiotic for fever before 20 days. Should I give him antibiotic again for cough?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 10 years old. He had cough and low-grade fever. Five days later, I showed him to a pediatrician. She advised Augmentin 625 mg, Mucolite and Duolin nebulizer. The next day my son has symptoms of reaction with Augmentin like diarrhea. So my doctor switched to Azee 250 mg. After 1...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your 10-year-old son had a cough and fever which required Augmentin and nebulization, this means that the child has got wheezing with lower respiratory tract infection. Augmentin contains Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid which may cause diarrhea in some children so righ...  Read Full »

Can you get hantavirus infection on exposure to mouse feces?

Query: Hello doctor, I was exposed to mouse poop. It was in my clothes, drawers and on the floor. The mouse was in my apartment. I swept it up. I was exposed to them for about three weeks. It has been 27 days since I have been around them, but today I am getting cough and scratchy throat. Does this soun...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hantavirus is mainly transmitted to people when you breathe in air contaminated with the virus especially when fresh rodent urine, droppings, saliva or nesting materials are stirred up; tiny droplets containing the virus get into the air. Normal incubation period is five ...  Read Full »

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