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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I have recurrent mouth sores, and I cannot eat anything. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing recurrent mouth sores, and it hurts. I am not able to eat because of this. I have had this condition for about three years. I had taken Penicillin, Oxacillin, Erythromycin, Clindamycin, Ciprofloxacin, Bactrim, Gentamicin, and Ampicillin for this. Currently, I am not tak...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Possible causes for your problem are excessive use of antibiotics, poor nutritional status- like deficiencies of vitamins, chronic illness, etc. A detailed discussion by video consultation or chat consultation wi...  Read Full »

Why am I having intermittent fever for the last three days?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from fever for last three days, which is not present the entire day. My temperature is 100.5 F now. May I know the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there are any other symptoms associated, then please provide details about that. I suggest you get the following tests: Auscultation. CBC (complete blood count). CRP (C-reactive protein). This basic investigation can be done first for primary work up. According to ...  Read Full »

My symptoms started as sinus congestion, and now I have green phlegm. What does this mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My symptoms started as sinus congestion, a sore, and scratchy throat. Now I have developed green-cloudy phlegm, a persistent cough that sounds productive for a while and then dries for the rest of the day. I am experiencing cold sweats and wheezing in my chest when I lie on my back. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. The best way to treat this infection is a seven-day course with good antibiotics like Cefixime, Clavulanate, and Mucinac (Acetylcysteine) for mucus extraction. Also, I would suggest you get tests like a chest ...  Read Full »

When the weather changes, I always have cough and cold. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old male. I always have a cough. There is also a nasal flow, sneezing, nose block, headache, body pain and fever sometimes. These happen when the weather changes, when I have ice cream, cold drinks, banana, or get drenched in the rain. I had pneumonia during childhood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a chronic cough, nasal congestion, and sneezing. There are different possibilities based on your other symptoms: Allergic rhinitis: This will be my first diagnosis ...  Read Full »

I have a lesion that spreads from the arms to stomach and back. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, It started with a burning sensation on my neck, and then I have noticed red dots in the inner side of my arms. Then it spread to my stomach and back. They itch sometimes. I have a previous history of psoriasis on my knees, but this is different. I also had shingles when I was seven years...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your given history. Your case looks like guttate psoriasis. This type of psoriasis occurs in individuals with plaque psoriasis and develops the sudden appearance of an outbreak of red...  Read Full »

How do I completely get cured from passing gas throughout the day?

Query: Hello doctor, I experience gas in my stomach quite often. I then pass gas throughout the day. If I take antibiotics, it stops completely until the duration of the course. I wish to get cured completely. I was diagnosed with inactive gastritis and have been given PPI for two months but I still exper...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are multiple reasons for gas in the abdomen. In your case, it is likely to be due to a disturbed gastrointestinal flora of the gut bacteria. You should take probiotic tablets for at least a month. Initially, start with an antibiotic such as tablet Rifaximin 450 ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for headache, weakness, and stomach ache after a cat scratched me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. This week, I bought two kittens and a dog. I took good care of them and cleaned them thrice a day. One of my kittens scratched me a bit, but I cleaned the scratch with soap and alcohol. It has been six days and the scratch is gone. But, I feel very weak late...  Read Full »


Dr. Ehsan Samarbafzadeh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you most probably do have a cat scratch disease. The symptoms usually appear a few days after the cat scratches or bites. The typical symptoms are fever, tiredness, and also a lymph node enlargement, although not all of them might appear in every patient....  Read Full »

Will the antibiotics be effective for osteomyelitis if I do not complete the prescribed schedule?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with osteomyelitis about eight weeks ago. I went to the hospital every day for exactly six weeks to receive antibiotics called Rocephin. After six weeks of infusions, I could not go anymore as I had no transportation, not even money for the bus. So, I called the doctor ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I agree with your doctor. You have to complete the antibiotic schedule as prescribed. For more information consult a general medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician  Read Full »

Do I have to do surgery for the infection caused due to ACL reconstruction surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I got an ACL reconstruction surgery done two weeks back. There was an infection in the operated site, so they did re-surgery and lavage, three days back. After this, physiotherapy was done for 10 days. So, the pain stopped, but there is still swelling in the knee. Today, the doctor asked ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The knee looks to be still infected. Lavage needs to be done till the knee becomes normal and the ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) values drop ...  Read Full »

Why do I have indigestion and pain in the left side of the abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51 year old male, who has diabetes. For my diabetic problem, I am using Insulin Human Actrapid daily 10 units. Therefore, I am getting weak and getting fits. So far, I have had five fits. I got CT scan of the brain, and there was a small blood clot in the brain. I also have p...  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a urinary infection, which is causing all your symptoms of vomiting and abdominal pain. The kidneys are not removing toxins from your body and its accumulation is causing all sympto...  Read Full »

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