Augmentin is an antibiotic medication that contains Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid. This combination is more effective than when Amoxicillin is prescribed alone in treating bacterial infection. Augmentin is prescribed for ear infections, dental infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and throat infection.

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How to cure my congested tonsils that is persistent?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a congested throat with swollen tonsils (with some white spots on it) since three days. Doctors gave me capsule Cefspan 400 mg, twice a day, tablet Fexet 160 mg, once daily, tablet Brufen 400 mg twice daily, Daktarin oral gel. It is not reducing. What should I...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from acute tonsillitis. On taking these medicines, infection and inflammation will subside, but the size of the tonsils will not decrease. If you are suffering from this problem often then you should undergo tonsillectomy. If your throat does not get bet...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a plum-sized abscess on the right side of my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscess on the right side of my face that has swollen up as big as a plum. The reason for the abscess, I guess, is because I have two missing teeth on the side of my mouth. But since there are no teeth there, I want to know what can be done about this abscess? How do I get r...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The abscess is not because of the missing teeth. It can be either because of an infection of the root stem or a cystic swelling related to the salivary gland. If it is only some days old, it can be an infectious swelling and be treated with antibiotics like Augmentin ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing ear and tonsil pain and I have bump on my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two weeks, I have been suffering from sore throat and pain in the tonsil and ear region, especially during swallowing. It went away after taking antibiotics, but I did not complete the course, and now the pain is back. I am worried about my tonsil pain. I also have these w...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would suggest you do mouth gargle thrice daily. It helps in removing tonsil stones and cleaning the throat in general. Can you please tell me the name of the antibiotic you have used? And for how long? Do you suffer from reflux in the form of a burning sensation in y...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for upper jaw pain due to which I am not able to close my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor,From my left front tooth, all the way to the back of my teeth on top hurt. I cannot close my mouth and it feels like the pain is going up into the bone under my nose. What could that possibly be?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it seems to me that you have an apical periodontitis. If you have any cavity related to this area, the tenderness is because of it. Or you must have malocclusion, meaning there is more pressure on these teeth. You need to visit a dentist who will...  Read Full »

Baby had loose stools with mucus and pain in abdomen after given Augmentin. What to do?

Query: Dear Doctor, My 5 year old daughter suffering from fever with running nose since 10 days now. After giving Augmentin, she is having loose stool almost 10 times a day, watery with mucus. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting query on icliniq. Let me explain about pathophysiology about your child's illness: 1) After reading the description of your query, it seems that initially your child had viral illness that is common due to change of season. You do not need to give antibiotic for this; but you ...  Read Full »

I had a stye that popped. I have never had an eye infection before. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I had a stye that popped. I have never had an eye infection before. I went to urgent care because the swelling increased, and I was feeling pain when I looked to one side and in the sinus area below my eye. I am on Augmentin, Bactrim, and topical Erythromycin day two, and the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Please share your reports with me to give my opinion on this. Regards.  Read Full »

My eyes keep getting red and swollen even after using Tetracycline ointment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swollen, red and sensitive eyes since several months. I have used 1 % Tetracycline ointment twice for seven days and a seven-day treatment with Augmentin 500 mg twice a day. The condition seems to be re-appearing again. I feel no improvement in the condition. I have been using...  Read Full »

Dr. Ammar Zahid Malik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. It seems like you are suffering from blepharitis. It is a basic infection of glands associated with eyelashes. I would advise you to follow this treatment plan: 1. Maintain eyelid hygiene, use a mild shampoo mix...  Read Full »

I have an itchy, tender, small growth in my hand. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a very small growth-like in my hand for a month now. Actually, it started itching and the area surrounding is tender. I have attached the picture for your reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two diagnoses, which matches with your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and symptoms. The first one is infected nevus sebaceous and the second one is infected wart. Now let us differentiate the two diseases. Nevus sebaceous is a...  Read Full »

How can I treat the skin rashes and pus-filled white spots present near my left ankle?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin rash near my left ankle area. It is 5 cm long and 3 cm wide. The skin is very rough and dry. The area is very painful, and I am even unable to touch it. I also have a few white spots, which are filled with pus in the area. I am a 43 years old female, and I have no medical his...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have any history of trauma or diabetes? You should try antibiotics for this. I suggest you try taking the following: Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their consent. Capsule Augmentin (Amoxicillin and...  Read Full »

Can catheterization cause pseudomonas UTI with green discoloration of urine?

Query: Hi doctor, Should Augmentin 875 mg be used to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa that is caused by UTI? Also, urine is still a slight green color. The urine test was actually taken 25 days ago. Urine is still a slight green color after completing the Augmentin course for three days. No other symptoms are...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pseudomonas are usually present with a mainly foreign body like a stone or a tube, or catheter or a stent. Therefore ultrasound KUB (kidney, urethra, and bladder) is advised for diagnosis. Second, for your report (attachments removed to protect the patient's iden...  Read Full »

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