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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My 65-year-old mother has sensitive teeth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 65, began experiencing sensitivity and pain in her teeth about a week ago, particularly exacerbated by hot food items such as tea. She visited a dentist five days ago and was prescribed antibiotics and painkillers. While the pain has significantly reduced, she still exp...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed both your blood reports and the dentist's prescription (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your mother's health appears to be generally okay. From a dental perspective, it seems that yo...  Read Full »

I want to know more about toxic shock syndrome. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male who wants to know more about Streptococcus-induced toxic shock syndrome (TSS). What are the main risk factors, symptoms, methods of diagnosis, and available treatments for TSS, specifically concerning the possibility that I could experience it? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concern. Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare but serious condition caused by certain strains of group A Streptococcus bacteria. While it can occur in individuals of any age, including 40-year-old ...  Read Full »

My child has a persistent fever despite taking medicines. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is 5 years old suffering from a fever for the last two days. We are giving Calpol 250 mg one and a half teaspoons every four hours. After giving Calpol, the temperature comes down. But immediately the temperature is increasing. Today our doctor suggested having Monocef antibiot...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to, fever lasts for 2 to 3 days. If it is viral or if it is bacterial, since you have started the antibiotic it takes 24 to 48 hours for the antibiotic to control infection. So, the fever may be there but the intensity will decrease gradually over 2 to 3 days. If...  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 »

My incisive papilla has swollen for the second time in two years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My incisive papilla is swollen to a size of a pea for three days now. This is the second time it happened, the first one being over two years ago. I visited a doctor (not a dentist) the first time, and he asked me to bruise it with my brush and gave antibiotics and other medications to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The size confuses me, and I am thinking of either a cyst or some growth. The reason is that in this region, normally, swelling is not so enormous. I suggest you continue the medications which you are already taking. In addition, I am suggesting a topical gel for loca...  Read Full »

I had corneal ulcer after my PRK surgery. I am on antibiotics and steroids. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I have done PRK eye surgery about a month ago in both eyes. A few days later, my left eye had some weird blurred vision which turned out to be corneal ulcer that is in the center and relatively big. I got treated immediately with heavy antibiotics Ceftin or Vigamox. After two to three ...  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Indeed a corneal ulcer requires patience, time, and continuous monitoring until it is fully healed or scar forms. Sometimes it might take up to a year and more. It is however mandatory that you add to the list of eye drops that you are using a lubricant (artificial t...  Read Full »

Suggest some alternate antibiotics for my tooth abscess.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a patient with a fresh knee replacement, and of course takes premedication Amoxicillin 2g, one-hour pretreatment. She now has a tooth abscess, and I want to give her antibiotics. My thought is, since she has to always use Penicillin as a pre-medication, I would change the antibi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Amoxicillin is still a better antibiotic for a dental abscess as compared to other medicines. It is the first choice of medicine even for a dental abscess. It is better to continue with am...  Read Full »

How can I protect myself from the bubonic plague?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. I have been hearing about the spread of the bubonic plague, and it has left me feeling worried. I would like to know what preventive measures can be taken to avoid contracting the disease. Are there any vaccines or preventive medicines available? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concern. Many cases of bubonic plague have been reported in my area in the past few years. Plague transmission generally occurs from infected fleas carried by rodent vectors or, rarely, through contaminated cl...  Read Full »

I have pain while passing urine. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have symptoms like pain while passing urine, and a feeling to pass urine always. All these symptoms started after I had sex recently. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. I am very sorry about your medical condition. I believe you have developed a sexually transmitted disease with urinary tract infection, caused by bacterial infection. Please do a urine test f...  Read Full »

I am getting recurrent infections after bladder wall removal. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an operation three years ago, and a part of my bladder wall was removed. I had surgery around three years ago, where a urologist removed a part of my bladder wall. It has never been repaired, and I need it to be repaired. I have had ongoing sepsis and infection with routine antibio...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to Thanks for consulting with Icliniq Overviewing your case, it seems to me that you got neurogenic bladder secondary to MS (multiple sclerosis). The neurogenic bladder will have high pressure and will lead to bilateral reflux over time, which will lead to urinary in...  Read Full »

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