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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My dog often licks my eyes and lips. Can a dog's saliva transmit disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I wanted to know if a dog's saliva can transmit disease. For example, my dog often licks my eyes and lips, and one or two times, it licked my penis (for a very short time) while I was changing my clothes. I know there are a lot of bacteria in a dog's saliva. Does it matter through which p...  Read Full »

Dr. Loay Yamin Ali Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If a dog licks or chews something that contains dangerous bacteria and then licks you, there is a high chance of this being passed on. In the same way, as you would not touch the objects that your dog licks and then put your finger in your mo...  Read Full »

After starting an antibiotic, I started experiencing a low-grade fever and swelling on the side of my dental abscess. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was given an antibiotic for an abscess, and I started it today. However, I have newly developed a low fever, and my throat feels swollen on the same side as my abscess. Could this be the infection spreading? Will it be fine if I continue taking my antibiotic, or should I see my denti...  Read Full »

Dr. Swati. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The fever could be because of the infection in your mouth. Please continue taking the antibiotics and finish the entire course of the antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor. The infection may subside in severity within 3 to 5 days with antibiotic use. But remember ...  Read Full »

My 19-year-old daughter does not have improvement after cat scratch fever. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My girl is 19-year-old. She has cat scratch fever for the past three months and does not seem to be getting better. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If there is no improvement in a disease for the past three months, then the primary concern should be the resistance to the traetment used. Bartonella group of organisms causes cat scratch disease. They are more prone to systemic complications. They are atypical bacteria w...  Read Full »

Can you please help get rid of the multiplying canker sores?

Query: Hello doctor, What can I do for canker sores that keep multiplying and have been there for about two weeks?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Canker sores can be due to a number of reasons like vitamin deficiency, bacterial or viral infection, gastritis, etc. Since it has been there for two weeks now, it could be due to a vitamin deficiency. So, I suggest tou taking Vitamin B complex with Zinc capsules for ...  Read Full »

My left nipple has been reddened for the past eight weeks and I am concerned whether this could be cancer. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached a picture of my left nipple, which seems reddened and has been there for the past eight weeks. I have no itching or pain, and the size is the same as before. I am concerned whether this could be cancer. As I have read that red areas in the nipple can be a sign of cancer...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I reviewed your pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears to be folliculitis (secondary bacterial infection). I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below, Apply 2 % Nadifloxacin (topical fluoroq...  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 »

Dr. Klerida Shehu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 (combina...  Read Full »

I have red dotted fluorescence on my skin visible under UV light. Is it caused by a bacterial infection?

Query: Hello doctor, According to the doctor, I have red dotted fluorescence on my skin caused by certain bacteria. This fluorescence (visible under UV light) is mainly on parts of my face around my nose and chin, my scalp, and a little bit on the upper part of my chest. At first, I thought it was paint ...  Read Full »

Dr. Filza Hafeez

Answer: Hi,Welcome to pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you shared show a mixture of colors from white to blue to pink. So I will go with your thoughts that they are microparticles from occupational exposure. Now coming to your questions:1. Only fluorescent pink...  Read Full »

I have severe acne on my chin and have tried various treatments. How to get rid of it? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe acne on my chin, but the rest of my face and body are clear. These are typically pus-filled whiteheads, papules, and pustules. There are also many red spots and hyperpigmentation. There is a spot that feels like filled with pus or fluid, but nothing comes of it. There are no...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like hormonal acne with a secondary bacterial infection. Apply an antibacterial cream or gel containing 2 % Nadifloxacin cream or gel twice daily for 20 days. Also, use D Acne soap containing Salicylic acid and Clindamycin for 20 day...  Read Full »

I have an enlarged lymph node on the side of my neck with a low fever and ANA 1:16. What might it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have enlarged lymph nodes on the side of my neck and experienced a low fever on and off for four days. I tested positive for ANA (Antinuclear antibody) 1:16, speckled pattern. No sign of abnormality in my chest x-ray result. I do not have any other symptoms, such as skin rash or muscle...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. When actually in large lymph nodes, it can be due to infection. Bacterial infection can lead to such swollen lymph nodes. But at the same time, positive ANA indicates for them, so there might be rheumatoid arthriti...  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 »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 loss ...  Read Full »

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