Benzalkonium chloride has broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. As a result, it has a wide variety of applications in artificial ponds, laundry, hair conditioners, antimicrobial soaps, and as a disinfectant in hospitals, the food industry, and consumer goods. Also, it is employed as an antimicrobial preservative in the pharmaceutical industry. However, it can cause irritant or allergic contact dermatitis if it comes in contact with skin.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old male, who weighs 90 kg and 6 feet tall. I have pain in my chest and dyspnea from the past four months. For the last ten days, I noticed black and red patches in my mouth. I use tobacco, so I am scared that I have cancer. The spots are present on both side in my mout... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The red and black patches which are painful are mostly oral ulcers. The blackish color should be the effect of the smoking habit. With the history you have given, I suspect it to be nicotine stomatitis, which is ulcers due to smoking. Vitamin B12 deficiency and stress ar... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a small section of skin starting from the bottom of my inner gum to halfway up the flappy skin piece on the lower part of the tongue. It is not very bad looking. It appears as if it is just a normal burn from some hot food or drink, though I do not recall ever burning myself. It oc... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be some ulcer or due to cheek cut (attachment removed to protect patient identity). We cannot say anything until you visit a nearby dentist. Maybe you have drinking habit that can cause such skin cut. Do not rub it as it may cause serious injury. Also, avoid e... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, my wife delivered a baby boy. 10 days before, we brought the baby home from my wife's place. Since then, he poops all the time and it is mostly mucus-like with a little odor and watery. I guess there is some fungal infection around the baby's anus. We went to the doctor a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be very worried and I think this is your first child, which is why all the worry is taking place. Here are certain things you should know about children under the age of 6 months. Slight coughing, sneezing, gurr gurr noises from the chest that does not impair... Read Full »