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 to do for the boil present on the inner thigh for the past six months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin lesion or boil on my inner thigh for the past six months. It is purple in color and it is painful. It becomes swollen for the past few days. I took Amoxicillin and it has not helped me.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can use Mupirocin ointment twice daily in the morning and evening for ten days. You can apply Fucidin cream (Fusidic acid 2 %) at night for seven days. You can take tablet Emanzen D (Diclofenac with Serratiopeptidase) twice daily after food for three days when you h...  Read Full »

How to treat skin rashes due to a hen scratch?

Query: Hello doctor,About a month ago, a hen scratched my hand. I do not know if there is a connection, but I got a rash. I used Triderm against fungus infection, and the rash almost disappeared. After that, I got a rash on other parts of the body. The doctor said the skin was dry, and I have dermatitis. H...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Use Fucidin cream twice daily in the morning and noon for seven days, Miconazole ointment/gel at night for 15 days. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night after dinner for seven days. Avoid scratching or rubbing lesions as it may cause secondary bacterial infectio...  Read Full »

What could cause a small red rash on the penile shaft?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small red rash at the bottom of my penile shaft. I am unsure whether it looks like herpes or maybe ingrown hair. I had unprotected sex two weeks ago and also shaved the area two weeks ago.   Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and seen the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The possibility of chancroid or herpes, causing the lesion that hurts or causes pain on touch. Although the image quality is not that clear to see the fluid in the lesio...  Read Full »

I have increased urge for urination nowadays. What to do?

Query: From few days the urge for urinate is increasing and with that flow of urine also. I got my urine tested and in the report everything is normal my doctor prescribe me some antibiotics and a few other tablets. After taking medicines that frequent urination became low in no but i have to go for urinat...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Obviously all tests were done and you were treated properly. Of course one could repeat the test for bacteria in your urine. However, I think you are rather suffering from a over-active bladder, a neurological issue, but not dangerous. Two things are important. One is that you should drink 2...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my high fever of unknown cause?

Query: Over one week high fever , no sleep and vomiting 2 PCR tests done and they are negative and chest xray shows no infection gastro ct is clear. I am in hospital sine 3 nights and currently on Augmentin and Zithromax. But still have high fever. They cannot find out what type of bacteria i have Till to...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, I’m sorry to learn about your condition! I read carefully what you sent us and I fear you need some more patience. The antibiotics you get cover a wide range of bacteria, that’s a sign they still don’t know what exactly you are suffering from. Normally it should now be test...  Read Full »

Why do I have small painful bumps on my labia with itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I started with burning when I pee, but it felt different than a normal UTI. Some small bumps seen on the labia appeared like ingrown hairs but itched and hurt when touched. I tested negative for herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Severe back and pelvic pain began, with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the symptoms you mentioned and also the treatment you have taken. The lesion you said is an STD, possibly chancroid. It would help if you took the recommended antibiotics for chancroids like tablet Azithromycin 1 gm single dose or Erythromycin 500...  Read Full »

What could be the red, sore, and swollen lump in the groin?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a lump on my groin, which is red, sore, raised, and swollen. I consulted a doctor, and they said to try some antibiotics. But if they did not work, they said it might have to be cut out. I have bad anxiety, and I am so worried as to what it is. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It looks like a form of infection or inflammation. Is there any history of sexual exposure? What is the duration of the lump? How painful is this? Does any other site involve? The attached photographs in your message are not...  Read Full »

Why is my tonsil swollen and red?

Query: Hi doctor, My right side tonsil is swollen and red. I have taken two to three days of antibiotics before seven days, but they are still reddish compared to the left one. It shows some swelling. There is no heavy pain, but I feel irritating.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you please tell me which antibiotics you were taking and what is the dose? Is it possible to get a picture of the tonsils? Then only I can prescribe you the medicines accordingly. Thank you.  Read Full »

How to manage an oozing wound on the feet?

Query: My sister has this wound infection on both her feet. It started as boils but it became bigger and became something like a wound. It is constantly releasing green liquid and sometimes even has blood in it. It was forming scabs a few days ago but then, it started releasing green liquids again and it's...  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: It's a recurrent infection... Could be multifactorial, poor hygiene, poor immune response, environmental problem, etc. How long did she take Cloxacillin and at what dose? Is the area itchy and perhaps she keeps on scratching it hence the resulting boil and wound? Any other illnesses such as diabe...  Read Full »

How to manage UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old female and my weight is 128 lbs. I am experiencing UTI for about three days with a burning sensation while urinating, lower back pain on the left side, and frequent urination. I have had them before, so I know the usual symptoms. I often got them as a child, but I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for contacting us. I can understand that you need a right and quick solution to get rid of your UTI (urinary tract infection). You mention that you were given Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) in previous, similar conditions. However, times have changed. Cipro is not a firs...  Read Full »

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