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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Should I take antibiotics for postnasal drip and tickle cough?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been using a Levalbuterol nebulizer for a cough. I accidentally had some soap residue left in the nebulizer, and I used it for a minute before realizing this. Should I be very concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you should be worried about, if it would have been in more concentration, your body would have reacted in the form of sneezing as a protective mechanism. You can continue nebulization, but be careful in future, if the cough does not subside in a week to ...  Read Full »

My son has abdominal swelling after Hirschsprung disease operation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2 years old. He had a problem with stool passage and Hirschsprung disease. Last month, with the guidance of doctor laparoscopy and colonic biopsy were done under trans and endorectal pull-through operation. But, for the last two weeks, he is suffering from abdominal distentio...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and your history as well. As per the report, there is an obstruction in the intestine due to the local infection, which generally happens post surgery in some cases. I would suggest you t...  Read Full »

What does my daughter's blood report suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, Our daughter aged 3 years 3 months has been frequently sick in her life. She was even hospitalized thrice and was on drips for stomach related diseases. Most often, her illnesses are related to stomach issues with symptoms typically including repeated vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I understand your concern. Few children go through such situations due to sensitivity and low immunity levels, so you need not panic. I would suggest you avoid antibiotics as ...  Read Full »

Why is there contionuous fever in 5-year-old even after giving medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 5 years old suffering from fever from last two days. We are giving Calpol 250 mg 8 ml dose for every four hours. After giving Calpol, temperature comes down. But immediately temperature is increasing. Today our doctor suggested having Monocef antibiotic. We have given two ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

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

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