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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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I have a red lump similar to ringworm infestation in my armpit. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had developed a red lump in my armpit which I thought was not of any concern. However, recently it started to swell and became large. A few days later, the lump popped, and it started leaking fluid and pus but is less painful. Recently, it started hurting again, and when I just look...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. What is the size of the swelling? It seems to be an abscess caused by a superficial bacterial skin infection. I suggest the following treatment: If it is small, then a topical antibiotic like Neomycin can b...  Read Full »

What to do if the laboratory technician tampers with the needle holder and the blood samples for my STD testing?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to a laboratory to get back my STD test results. The results are normal, but I have a few questions. The laboratory technician did not use gloves, but the needle was new. If he touched that needle, are there chances of getting blood-borne diseases? I saw some blood in the vacutaine...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. I will answer your questions in sequence. Ideally, the technician should have used hand gloves, but he did not do that in your case. However, the chances of acquiring a dise...  Read Full »

How to manage blood in saliva and mouth sores in the morning after waking up?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I am having early morning blood in saliva for the past two months. I do not have any cough, chest pain, or any other general discomfort. I suffer from allergic rhinitis and under medication. I am also having toothache in the morning just after waking up and als...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. As you mentioned, you have a sore throat, rhinitis, and toothache. The pain can be from gum presented inside the mouth because there are no other symptoms such as cough or chest pain. Can you please tell me wheth...  Read Full »

Please help with the treatment for my occasional vomiting with diarrhea and bloating.

Query: Hello doctor, I have on and off vomiting paired with diarrhea, bloating, and midsection pain for the past nine days. I have these same symptoms two years back on my last two abroad trips and had a normal stool culture. I am wondering is it possible that I picked up a bacteria long back that flares ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is possible that you may have acquired some infections on your trip, not necessarily the bacteria, but virus, or parasitic infections, which also can cause similar symptoms. Did you swim there? Did you have a fever or felt ill on the trip? How is your energ...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of vaginitis and how can it be cured?

Query: Hello, What are the symtoms of vaginitis and how can it be cured?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.The most common symptoms of vaginitis will be itching and white discharge. In case of bacterial infection, the discharge will be yellowish or greenish and in case of fungal infection it will be curd like discharge. It is quite simple to cure. You need to get the res...  Read Full »

I get occasional lymph node enlargement in groin for the past one year. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female with so far great health. I have had problem in my groin about six months ago. I am looking for a second opinion and ideas for relief. Over the past year, I have been getting on and off swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. One time when I was a teenager, I go...  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Infected lymph nodes in the groin area could be due to many reasons. This includes groin, genitals, urinary tract, leg, and foot. The infection could be of any reason, viral, bacterial or fungal. Very rarely repeated enlarged groin lymph nodes are due to cancer. It c...  Read Full »

I have been having excess phlegm recently. Is it throat cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having excess phlegm for the last two weeks. It is sometimes green in color or clear color. Phlegm comes sometimes when I am talking. There is also hoarseness of voice. I smoke cigarettes, although trying to quit. Have not smoked for three weeks. Can this be throat cancer? I...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Throat cancer is the last diagnosis to be expected. Firstly, you have a bacterial infection revealed by the green sputum. So you have to take an antibiotic as Targo (Levofloxacin) 750 mg once daily for 10 days plus hot fluids. You must have an endoscopic examination of your...  Read Full »

My pap smear result states bacterial vaginosis. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing abnormal greenish discharge for at least a month now. I did the pap smear and the result is out. There is a shift of flora suggestive of bacterial vaginosis, now the fungal organism's morphology is consistent with Candida spp. What would be the best thing to do...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest taking antibiotics course to cure this infection. 1. Take a tablet of Doxycycline (Lactose monohydrate, yellow iron oxide) 100 mg twice daily. 2. Tablet Metronidazole (Hydroxypropyl cellulose, Hypromello...  Read Full »

What precautions should I take to avoid bubonic plague?

Query: Hello doctor, Considering the recent occurrence of bubonic plague in certain regions where I am about to go on a trip, what specific safety measures should travelers take to minimize the risk of contracting the illness? Are there any health advisories or particular preventative actions that relev...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. While the recent bubonic plague cases, in the place you are about to travel, are rare, it is necessary to take precautions when visiting areas where the disease is known to occur. Here are some safety measures and preve...  Read Full »

I have recurring mouth ulcers for the past nine years. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring mouth ulcers every 15 days and remain for more than two weeks. I tried medicine, but it is not working. I am facing this problem for the last nine years. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mouth ulcers can occur due to so many reasons like 1) Bacterial or viral infection. 2) Underlying medical conditions. 3) Long-term medication intake. 4) Psychological stress and anxiety. 5) Digestive issues. 6) Dehydration. 7) Hormonal or immune-related condit...  Read Full »

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