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 developed a small cluster of spots on my penis over the past one month. Is this a sign of sexually transmitted diseases?
Query: Hi doctor, Two small clusters of pale spots have appeared towards the end of my foreskin on the bottom of my penis. They are not painful, have not wept or bled, and do not seem to be growing but came on very suddenly. They have been there for a couple of months now. My partner is concerned it may be... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Have you done urine culture reports for night aggravation of irritation, excess scratching, and rubbing. Did you use any new cosmetic product or soap, fragrance-based lotion? Please answer the questions for details. Regards. Read Full »
I have been experiencing a constant white tongue past two years. Should I be concerned about this?
Query: Hello doctor, My tongue is always white, and I have been experiencing this for the past two years, and there are no other symptoms. Should I be concerned about this? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will be answering your query shortly. Please check your follow-up messages. Regards. Read Full »
Why am I suffering from stomach discomfort and pricking pain in the stomach for the last four reports?
Query: Hi doctor, Since the past four years, I am having a lot of stomach problems. It all started with loose motions at that time, and I used to take Ciplox-OZ or Norflox-OZ over-the-counter, and I used to feel better for two to three months. After a year, I started having acid reflux and burning sensat... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your concerns carefully, I feel your symptoms may be due to any one of the following. GERD (acid reflux). Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I suggest you tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg and Zenflox-OZ (combination of Of... Read Full »
Are there any side effects of Levofloxacin and Azithromycin?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old male and I weigh 46 kg. Over the last seven months, I am suffering from fever along with chest and back pain. I also have body ache and little blocked nose but not runny nose. The mucus keeps coming out from my mouth. I have headache and I feel very tired. My stool is ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. It is right that tablet Azithromycin might cause heart disorder like increased abnormal rhythm and this is seen usually in the elderly age group. At 19 years of age and if you have no known cardi... Read Full »
Are the antibiotics prescribed to my dad correct?
Query: Hi doctor, My father is 76 years old. He has been in ICU for two days as he was diagnosed with LRTI (CAP - community acquired pneumonia). Four years back he had TB. His vitals such as BP, temperature, renal and heart tests are fine. He is not responding to antibiotics and his condition is deteriora... Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father is suffering from acute exacerbation of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) with CAP (community acquired pneumonia) and sepsis. Currently he is on appropriate antibiotics. But, he needs systemic steroids to cope up the exacerbation along with inh... Read Full »
Why are WBC and neutrophils chronically high even if no infection is present?
Query: Hello doctor, My reports show chronically high WBC above 15 and neutrophils above 10 recent CRP of 8.8. No infection can be found, but I was treated with two rounds of antibiotics- Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin. I repeated CBC, and the numbers were higher. My doctor said maybe this was going to be ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your elevated WBC count and increased percentage of neutrophils are suggestive of an acute bacterial infection or some other acute inflammatory process. Your history of abdominal pain, nausea, and unintended weight los... Read Full »
My 9 month old son is suffering from low platelet count. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 9 months old. He had a high fever and low platelet count (70 k). We admitted him immediately and done blood platelet transfusion (100 ml). The next day, the platelets went down to 16 k. He was discharged from the hospital when it came up to 95 k. Now after a week, the count wen... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the query (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your son's latest report shows neutrophilia. It is suggestive of bacterial infection. Further workup can be done in the form of CRP (C- reactive protein) estimation, blood culture, and flow cy... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 she ... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 have ... Read Full »
Having a lump on the posterior side of the testis. Can you suggest any treatments?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I had testicle and lower abdominal pain from couple of weeks, but I did not have burning sensation on urinating. So, I started taking antibiotic (Azithromycin) and analgesics (Ibuprofen). Now my pain has almost subsided, but I have developed a lump on the poste... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that you are suffering from epididymo-orchitis, which is a condition characterized by inflammation of the testis (leading to testicular pain) and epididymis (a structure behind... Read Full »