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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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What are the causes of recurrent mouth ulcers?

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 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 »

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 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 »

Why do I have recurrent upper abdominal pain after eating?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an upper abdominal pain. It feels like winding as if I am being kicked repeatedly. I feel this pain mainly after I eat. It all started last week, but it was very mild for two days. But, then it got much worse the next day. Then next day, the pain became so bad that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from an ailment called as gastroenteritis. It is also commonly referred to as stomach flu. The gastrointestinal tract, which comprises of the small intestine and stomach gets inflamed. Gastroenteritis is indicated by the symptoms such as diarrhea, ...  Read Full »

Why there are black dots in my nail fold?

Query: Hi doctor,I am getting black dots deep in my longitudinal nail fold that seem like a root. The skin around it gets soggy and white when soaked. I think it is some type of keratin thriving bacteria or fungus. Also, they appear under nails like splinter hemorrhages but seem to burrow under the nail be...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After going through the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like a mixed infection affecting the nails as well as adjacent tissues. So here is what you can do to promote healing. Apply antibiotic ointment Mupirocin along with an anti...  Read Full »

My son is suffering from cough, mild fever, redness in his tongue, and a lack of appetite. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is suffering from cough, mild fever, and redness in his tongue. He is not interested in food for the past few days. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I understand that it can be quite worrying when your child is not feeling well. It's a challenging time for both the child and the parents. Based on the symptoms you have described, it sounds like your son may be experiencing a viral or ba...  Read Full »

I have a pimple-like bump on the backside of my penis, which is itchy and painful. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor,Since this morning, I have noticed a pimple-like bump on the backside of my penis. While it resembles a pimple, it is not exactly the same. It is both itchy and painful. What could this be? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern, and after reviewing the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), if there has been unprotected sexual contact, it is important to consider the possibility of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). I recommend getting ...  Read Full »

Will sexually transmitted infections cause greenish discoloration of the tongue with gingival swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past few days, my mouth has been in bits. I cannot eat or chew. My tongue is a weird white or green color with some small spots. My gums are a very dark red and very painful and swollen. My tongue is agonizing. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You might have a bacterial infection of the mouth most probably. So due to that, only you have such coating on the tongue and pain. Due to that, your gums are swollen, and the pain is there. In some cases, a candidal (fungal) infection may lead to such symptoms. So I w...  Read Full »

Even after taking antibiotics for a bacterial infection, my gums are still white in color. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bacterial infection last week with throat pain and white gums. I took Clavomox 1 gram, Maxigesic PE, and Clarinase for three days as per the doctor's recommendation. My throat pain has relieved but my upper gums are still white. What could be the reason? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I went through all the files you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). First, in the blood report, your hemoglobin is abnormally high. You need to meet a hematologist for the same. Usually, for a...  Read Full »

What does a painful pimple-like bump around the anus indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, Near the anus, a pimple-like bump has appeared which is painful and is causing me discomfort. I guess it is not piles. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I acknowledge the image attached (attachments removed to protect patient's identity) with this email. It looks like folliculitis, which is usually caused by bacteria. It is common during the summer season due to increased sweating and humidity. Take care of your nutr...  Read Full »

I am suffering from staphylococcus infection. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a Staphylococcus infection that can be treated using simple household vaccine. My weight is about 126 pounds. I can go off all medication if need to be. This vaccine can be used to drastically lower the amount of bacteria. I am about 5 feet and 5 inches tall. The doctors are not he...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern.Vaccines are generally not effective in controlling ongoing infection from bacteria. I would suggest you take broad-spectrum antibiotics like Cefixime twice a day for seven days to control your infection if it is bacterial. Fo...  Read Full »

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