Azithromycin

Azithromycin is an antibiotic used to treat infections of the ear and throat, pneumonia, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and traveler's diarrhea. It works by preventing the bacteria from multiplying. Vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea are the common side effects of this medicine.

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What to do for blocked ear due to excessive cough and sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, Sometimes, I feel my left ear is blocked. It is shut when I got too much of cough and bad throat. What should I do? Please tell me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is due to upper respiratory tract infection. We usually prescribe tablet Azee (Azithromycin) 500 mg once a day for three days along with tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg before breakfast for three days. Also, syrup Alex (Phenylephrine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, and Dex...  Read Full »

Please suggest home remedies for cracked foreskin.

Query: Hello doctor,My foreskin has some cracks and sometimes blood also come. If I stretch foreskin back, it is painful. Also due to this, the cracks become larger. Kindly suggest some medications.  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. The complaint is not very clear to make a diagnosis. So, please send me the details regarding any sexual history or any use of drugs. Do you have diabetes? Meanwhile, you can try a local appli...  Read Full »

How can cystic acne be treated without disfiguring the face?

Query: Hello doctor, How can a cystic acne be treated without devastating the face? And advice about men's health on cystic acne and what is the best treatment for cystic acne?  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cystic acne comes under acne vulgaris grade 4. The generation they present as large inflamed pus-filled nodules which later develop into cysts along with draining sinuses. Treatment of severe acne includes, 1. We need to counsel the patient that severe acne can be ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel like something is stuck in my throat?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel as if there is something stuck or moving in my throat around the back of the mouth to the Adam's apple. It has been bothering me for a few days. There is no pain associated with it, just the feeling as if something is moving up and down my throat. It goes down if I swallow, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Family Physician, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A foreign body sensation or a feeling of something stuck in the throat is a very common complaint. There are so many causes like acid reflux, pharyngitis and allergic rhinitis that could cause the feeling. I suggest: You take tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg on an ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from infection in vulva for the last 60 days even after having medications. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from infection in vulva for the last 60 days. Having severe itching, redness, and inflammation on superficial skin like urticaria or hives, but I am not sure what type of infection I have. My doctor said that this is a fungal infection and gave me tablet Fluconazole 150 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Harshul Gohel

Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history is suggestive of bacterial infection. And it should be also ruled out. But till then we can start a prophylaxis therapy. It is also to be evaluated for your sexual habits and any recent or past infection of your male partner. If possible follow-up with c...  Read Full »

Is parasitic eye infection contagious?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had some irritation in her eye. So, we went to the doctor, who said she has a parasite in her eye. After reading about it on the internet, I am worried that she might go blind. It is a very new relationship, so I wanted to know if it is contagious?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The parasite inside the eye is usually, cysticercus or hydatid. It is not transmitted through natural sexual routes. It is usually ingested through food. Some parasites, for example, lice or mites infesting the eyelashes are transmitted through physical contact. But, the...  Read Full »

Suggest ways to fade acne marks apart from laser treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have used Benzoyl peroxide gel for my acne and it has almost cleared. But, the acne left some red marks and blemishes on my cheek. I wanted to fade that redness on my skin. In the past, I used Epiduo gel. Please suggest me a product and guide me to remove that redness without laser ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is redness and some pus filled acne too (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Use cleanser like Cetaphil to wash face. Apply either Retin-A gel (Tretinoin) or Benzoyl peroxide gel in night and Clindamycin gel in the morning. Use sunscreen like Sha...  Read Full »

Is Moxclav 625 safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant. My doctor has prescribed me tablet Moxclav 625 antibiotic for cough and infection. I also take progesterone tablet. Are these tablets safe for my baby? Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally, till 14 weeks of pregnancy, no antibiotics are prescribed. Symptomatic and natural methods of management of cough and sore throat (if present) are advised. This is because these are the organ forming weeks for the fetus and hence all antibiotics are usually...  Read Full »

What can a painless swelling on the penis be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have problem with penis head and shaft. Meatus seems to be red and puffy and itches at times. Also the penis head seems to be very irritated. There is a ring puffed kind of swelling that goes around my shaft. It does not hurt but it came up around 3-5 weeks ago. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity) there is ample evidence of balanitis (inflammation of prepuce) and urethritis (inflammation of urethra). Since both condition can be caused...  Read Full »

Please suggest some effective cure for acne.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male. My weight is 114 kg and I am 5 feet 11 inches tall. I want to reduce my acne as soon as possible. I have a few hard bumps along with normal pimples. Mostly they are painless. I need an effective cure. I have attached a relevant picture. I have been using aloe ver...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You should continue with Dermadew acne soap but stop using aloe vera gel. Besides this, you need oral as well as topical medications for your acne. Start with tab...  Read Full »

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