Bacterial Infection

Bacterial infections are diseases caused due to the proliferation of harmful bacteria in the body. Some of the most common bacterial infections are salmonella, tuberculosis, bacterial pneumonia, Helicobacter pylori infection, gonorrhea, syphilis, and bacterial meningitis. Various antibiotics are available to treat such infections.

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How to manage an oozing wound on the feet?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is having a wound infection on both feet. Initially, it started as a boil. After that, it became bigger like a wound. It started releasing green liquid constantly and sometimes blood comes from it. It was forming scabs a few days back. After that, it started releasing green l...  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your sister is having a recurrent infection. It is caused due to various causes. It is caused due to poor hygiene, poor immune response, and environmental problems. Please mention the dose of Cloxacillin taken. Please mention whether she has continuous itching and so sh...  Read Full »

What can cause chronic tonsillitis and knee swelling in a child?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is seven and a half years old. She is suffering from tonsillitis for five years. During every month, she takes antibiotics with Paracetamol. Now, she is having swelling in her knees for the past five months, and sometimes, it gets migrated from one knee to another with little f...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First, swelling in the knee and throat infection can occur related to each other or it can be a condition called rheumatic fever. You need to discuss this with your pediatrician to have a definitve diagnosis. It needs to be differentiated ...  Read Full »

Does continuous masturbation cause bumps on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the image. Please check the image of my private area and give me a suggestion.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I checked your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and it does not look like an ulcer or fungal infection. It can be bacterial infection or friction rash due to continuous masturbation. You can apply T-bact ointment (Mupirocin) twice a...  Read Full »

Can excessive masturbation cause bumps in my penis foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor,I got round-shaped white bumps in my penis foreskin, and it is painless and itchless. I tested for HIV, HSV 1 and 2, syphilis, immunology, VDRL, but all are negative. I usually masturbate a lot.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If it is not related to an STD (sexually transmitted infection), it can be a simple bacterial infection. You can use ointment T-Bact (Mupirocin) for local application and Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for five days. If there is itching...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for cyst-like bumps on inner thighs and pubic area.

Query: Hello doctor,I have cyst-like bumps on my inner thighs and pubic area. This has been happening on and off for about five years, but I have been too embarrassed to talk to a doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I gather from your history that you have got cystic rashes over your pubic area every now and then. You have not mentioned any other symptoms associated with it, like any redness, itching, pain associated with them? Is there any discharge from the vagina or any ...  Read Full »

Are the rashes on my forehead a reaction to Ivermectin cream?

Query: Hello doctor,Is this rosacea forehead reaction to Ivermectin cream (1%)? I have attached the picture.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like you have developed a bacterial infection over the forehead, which is evident by numerous coalescing pus-filled bumps. Do you have any pain or fever?  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for a boil that is oozing out from multiple pores.

Query: Hi doctor, I have boils that appear from time to time. Now, I have some boils above my beltline. It started outlining an ingrown hair with a white head. My wife tried to pull the hair with tweezers. But zit popped and we never got the hair. I have used some peroxide on it and drained more. On the n...  Read Full »

Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Recurrent boils can occur due to a bacterial infection of the hair follicle and it can cause painful pus-filled eruptions on the body. If you are having a frequent recurrence, then it can occur due to persistent infection or reinfection. Please mention whether you h...  Read Full »

What is leprosy, and how does it spread?

Query: Hi doctor,I want to know some information about leprosy. When I go out, I can see beggars suffering from leprosy. I am concerned whether there is a risk of contracting the disease from them. Please give detailed information regarding the risk of the disease. Can this disease be contracted by touchin...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Leprosy is a bacterial infection caused by mycobacterium leprae. This organism is similar to TB (tuberculosis) bacteria and so their treatment is also similar and they run for months together. But treatment and drugs are not the same. It causes lesions on the skin, mucu...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe cold, cough, and chest tightness for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I am 55 kgs by weight for the height of 160 cm height. For the past month, I have suffered from a severe cold (runny nose) and cough. I also felt chest tightness, nasal congestion, sore throat, and shortness of breath too. Sometimes I can hear some sounds f...  Read Full »

Dr. Balaji More

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you smoke or have an allergy to dust? Is the discharge yellow or green or blood-stained? Do you have a fever or any associated complaints such as headaches? Have you been taking any antibiotics? Which over-the-counter medicines have you been taking? You probably h...  Read Full »

Why does my semen look greenish?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past few weeks, I noticed I have been ejaculating greenish semen. I have a stinging feeling on the head of my penis. I have tested negative for urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted diseases, and prostate infections twice now. I have an issue with getting an appointmen...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hello, Welcome to The description you gave is associated with chronic prostatitis, and it is usually required proper diagnosis for the bacteria causing it to provide appropriate treatment. For diagnosis, you need semen for culture to decide on antibiotics as treatment. The most common...  Read Full »

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