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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Throat irritation with phlegm is not improving with medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a few inquiries about my current situation. I was suffering from this white phlegm in my throat for six months that bothers me, especially when sleeping. I consulted an ENT online who said that I was suffering from laryngopharyngeal reflux, and she prescribed me antacids and PPI...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the detailed history and attaching pictures (attachment removed to protect identity). As you mentioned, the previous doctor said it could be reflux. This can be true, but such a prolonged duration and still not healing suspect oral infection, whi...  Read Full »

Is it possible to grow bacteria on an extracted tooth?

Query: Is it possible to grow bacteria on pulled teeth? How can I measure bacteria on teeth? How do you know that the bacteria pulled out of the teeth are from the teeth? Sterilization? how to check bacteria on teeth without technology?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello , Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist - I went through your query. As a Specialist am here to help you. In general speaking , an open wound lets say extraction site is a place for bacterial deposition . They might create infection. To avoid that we presribe antibiotics that would preve...  Read Full »

What should I do for my fever, nausea, and severe cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. I do not have COVID, but I have been extremely sick for eight days. I have nausea, throwing up, fever, extreme amount of coughing, sore throat, and stomach. I have a bit of a phlegm buildup in my throat somewhere. When I got tested three or four days ago, and t...  Read Full »


Dr. Nishant

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Looking at your symptoms, it is definitely a bacterial or a viral infection. I would advise you to get a COVID-19 RT-PCR analysis (swab test) again on the fifth day from when you tested it, as well as do a COVID-19 antigen test (blood test). Fol...  Read Full »

What does culture report showing Nocardia positive mean?

Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago I went to the doctor with an open skin wound on my face. I was cultured as it looked like Staph infection and given antibiotics. I ended up putting raw, unfiltered honey on the wound and it cleared up in the next three days. There is only a small red scar now. The cultu...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish Purohit

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Microbiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, but I require some more information. What specimen you had given for culture and in how many days it came back positive? What are the antibiotics you had taken earlier? How did you get that skin wound? Revert back with the answers to the ab...  Read Full »

Why is Z-pak not working for a sinus infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I have been sick for almost a month now. I went to my doctor and he gave me Z-pak antibiotic for sinus infection. Normally, Z-pak makes me feel 100% better in a day or two after taking them. Instead of feeling better, I felt worse. I have completed all the Z-pak...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing can be due to any of the following. Superadded bacterial infection that will require again an antibiotic, which is better to do a culture of the mucus to detect which antibiotic is suitable. The ongoing viral infection, which is usually s...  Read Full »

Can blood in your stools and feeling dizzy and weak be signs of colon or anal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female and have inconsistent feces consistency (soft or very soft or watery) for about a week and a half. It is like diarrhea. But today, I found bright red blood along with my poop. I have menstruation, and today is my third day, and the flow is not so heavy. I tried ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bacteria or protozoa cause this kind of diarrhea, and the dizziness you are feeling is because you lost lots of fluids because of the dehydration, feeling weak and dizzy. And blood can be due to ulcers in the stomach. Was there a lot of blood in the stool? To treat diarrh...  Read Full »

Why do I have sore throat for 15 days? Is that a symptom of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sore throat for the past 15 days. I tried taking all the medicines. But there is no use. I had also done four tests for HIV in this period. I had protected sex. All the results came negative. Why do I have a sore throat? If I am doing another HIV test, do I need to test with the...  Read Full »


Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Family Physician, HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, there is no need to give a morning sample for HIV test. Second, a sore throat is due to infection and may not always be due to HIV. Simply check for any redness (congestion) of tonsils or surrounding area to rule out any infection. A sore throat can occur due to...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my chronic productive cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I need to get a help for my persistent cough. I have been having this for the past six months. My current medications are 100 mg of Sertraline daily for depression and anxiety. For the past six months, I started developing a persistent, productive cough. The cough usually produces cl...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. There are many causes of chronic cough. I would like to know if you have any other symptoms also like weight loss, blood in the expectoration, loss of appetite, night sweats, low grade fever, or even...  Read Full »

What is the reason for constant lymph node enlargement in the groin region?

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

What can be done for recurrent tonsillitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acute tonsillitis for the third time this year. My first was last year with white pus, I was prescribed with with Co-Amoxiclav. My second was a month later with white pus, I was prescribed by another doctor with Clindamycin but was not fast and effective as Co-Amoxiclav. Then y...  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your health condition. With some rational medicinal therapy, it can be controlled. Tonsillitis has notorious tendency of recurrence and needs longer duration of treatment, particularly if you have immunocompromised disease. It would be advisable t...  Read Full »

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