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 there any home remedy for my swollen tonsils?

Query: Hello doctor, My tonsils have been swollen, and I am facing pain while swallowing also. Even the saliva swallowing is painful for me. Please prescribe the medicines and also the home remedies and foods which can be taken.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since when are you facing the problem? Are you able to see the swollen tonsils? Are they infected and red or just swollen? Accordingly, we will have to give different treatment. Please click a clear picture of your tonsils with an open mouth and send it to me.  Read Full »

How to get rid of fever, body pain, and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past four days, I have¬†body ache, headache and 102 degrees Fahrenheit fever. I am taking Augmentin 375 thrice a day and Paracetamol every three to four hours. Fever comes down to 100, but again increases to 102 once the effect of Paracetamol gets over. I feel so weak. Please sugg...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are having fever for three to four days and not having any improvement, then do one blood test CBC with MP (complete blood count with metabolic panel) and one urine routine test. From history it looks like you have viral fever. If the platelet count is low in...  Read Full »

What should I do for my chronic toothache?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chronic toothache problem. I took an x-ray of that tooth. Is there anything wrong with this x-ray? I am currently on Citalopram 40 mg and Doxycycline.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the x-ray. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your left central incisor is showing internal resorption. I suggest you to please continue your medications for at least five days and then go for RCT (root canal treatment) for this t...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my high fever of unknown cause?

Query: Over one week high fever , no sleep and vomiting 2 PCR tests done and they are negative and chest xray shows no infection gastro ct is clear. I am in hospital sine 3 nights and currently on Augmentin and Zithromax. But still have high fever. They cannot find out what type of bacteria i have Till to...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, I’m sorry to learn about your condition! I read carefully what you sent us and I fear you need some more patience. The antibiotics you get cover a wide range of bacteria, that’s a sign they still don’t know what exactly you are suffering from. Normally it should now be test...  Read Full »

What is the chance of recurrent epididymitis even after antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed and treated for epididymitis. I have taken a full course of antibiotics, and my pain has greatly subsided. However, I feel some discomfort when I lift my scrotum. I am aware that the discomfort can last while the inflammation heals. However, I am curious as to what the d...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes it takes around three months in total to be back to normal. You may need to take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory for four to six weeks for the infection to heal completely. Scrotal support lessens pain and helps in healing.  Read Full »

What causes high fever in a 10-month-old baby with bronchitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My 10-month-old baby girl has been having a fever of 103-104 for the past four days. I took her to the ER, and they tested her for flu, strep, and RSV. All of which were negative. Chest x-ray showed bronchitis in both lungs, along with inflammation, and they were unsure about the caus...  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 10 months old baby girl has been suffering from high fever. Her CXR (chest x-ray) shown acute bronchitis (inflammation of bronchus), and CBC (complete blood count) report has shown slightly high lymphocyte...  Read Full »

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

Query: I have been in a monogamous relationship with my wife for over 4 years. Recently we both had to get screened for a medical procedure she is doing in a month. I tested positive for Chlamydia, she did not. We both re-tested to make sure there were not false positive/negatives. Results came back the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear Greg, 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 painful burning ...  Read Full »

How to manage severe pain and swelling in the jaw after coronectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had wisdom tooth extraction in addition to coronectomy on one tooth, and I am having extreme pain in my ear and jaw. Is this normal? I took OTC painkillers and ice, but the pain is not going away. I do not have a fever, and I do not have a dry socket or infection. I am currently t...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I am very sorry for the discomfort. Kindly upload an image of the extraction site. Use flash for clicking the image. And please mention when did you get the extraction done? You need antibiotics as just over the counter pain medicines...  Read Full »

What medications should I take for prostate enlargement with inflamed veins?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I weigh about 68 kg, and my height is 170 cm. I have prostate enlargement, One in normal size, and the other larger than normal. The larger one looks inflamed with lots of veins. It is painful on touch and while carrying heavy loads. Sometimes it is soft to to...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to At your age, prostate issues are mainly inflammation (prostatitis) or abscess (pus pocket in the prostate). Symptoms will be pain, increased urination frequency, difficulty in passing urine, and usually require long-term antibiotics of about six weeks. Pus in the pro...  Read Full »

Is antibiotic required for root canal treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few queries about dental stuff. What is the difference between a dentist and an endodontist? To whom should we go for a root canal? What is the difference between BDS and MDS? Is antibiotic required for the root canal?  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Dental surgeons are of two types. B.D.S. - Bachelor of dental surgery. M.D.S. - Master of dental surgery. You can go for a root canal to any of the dental surgeons. It depends upon their skills. In B.D.S., we are taught of almost every...  Read Full »

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