Betadine

Betadine is the brand name for the antiseptic povidone-iodine. It is used to prevent and treat bruises and skin infections. It is used to sanitize the skin before surgery, as it kills the bacteria, fungus, protozoa, and spores from the surface of the skin.

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Kindly suggest a treatment for a dog bite.

Query: Hi doctor, My problem is dog bite with some pain. I am currently on antirabies medication. I am a 15 year old male. My weight is 38 kg and height is 5 feet.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should clean the wound with soap and water. Get the dressing done from a local doctor with Betadine solution followed by application of Mupirocin ointment. The dressing should be changed daily till healing. You should have antirabies vaccination on day 0, 3, 7, 14...  Read Full »

I have asthma, with a foul smell coming from my nose and throat. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have allergic asthma and nasal polyp since the past year. I have seasonal asthma since my childhood, and during an endoscopy, they found a 7 mm polyp at the GE junction, which is benign. I am feeling fatigue, and some foul smell is coming from my throat and nose. My recent bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. According to the history provided, you are having asthma and acid reflux disease. To cure asthma, I suggest using Salmeterol and steroid combination inhaler. Here steroid component can lead to throat irritation and secondary throat infection, for example, candidiasis ...  Read Full »

I injured my wrist when I was on the hoverboard. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I scraped my skin when I was on my hoverboard. My wrist got attached to the hoverboard tire, and the hoverboard started to spin fast. It hurt really bad. I was bleeding, and the white stuff came out of my hand. I am not able to pick my wrist up as it will hurt. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. The white stuff is subcutaneous tissue. I think you should visit a nearby doctor for dressing and local treatment. You need to get it cleaned with an antiseptic like Betadine solution or Tincture iodine or Dettol whatever is available. Then get Mupirocin ...  Read Full »

How should we manage a sutured wound?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male with a height of 6'1 feet and a weight of 240 lbs. Fourteen days ago, I had an accident with a sharp tool, cutting pretty much to the knuckle. I got stitches and went by the doctor's home care instructions as best I could and today had my stitches removed. The are...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I will help you out. I saw the images you attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I could see the joining of the cut edges except for the right corner, which shows pus drainage (probably). Is there any itching...  Read Full »

Noticed fluid leak from hernial incision. Should I visit my doctor immediately?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister underwent hernia surgery in her right lower abdomen four months back. As she was having slight pain and fever at that time, the doctor suspected some infection there. When the surgery was done, her infection was mild but they did not place a mesh there. Her surgery went fine....  Read Full »


Dr. Bhavin Bhupendra Vasavada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sister needs a personal examination. Generally, it should be healed by now. But sometimes it takes some time. Please mention the amount of fluid leaked out. If it is a small amount, then I suggest you wait for a month. If it does not heal, then do a CT (compute...  Read Full »

Why is my 6-year-old son's infected wound, not healing?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old son has a wound with an infection in the right knee. He scratched it and got wounded, and it is three weeks now, and it does not heal. It is growing bigger, and the treatment preparation included washing the wound with water and safeguarding it, drying the wound with clea...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the details of the occurence of the wound and its course. It has been appropriately described. I appreciate that. Now, you have tried wound management as best as it can be done at home. The wound in the photo looks like it has healed about 90% (att...  Read Full »

What is the treatment followed to cure soreness in the legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 59 years old female with a weight of 56 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. I woke up in the morning with soreness in the leg. I am using Hydrocortisone cream and I used a bandaid during the day. I am leaving it free in the air at night. Will it get healed? I have pict...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please send me the pictures. I will check it and let you know. Please mention the duration of soreness in your legs and any swelling or redness. You can take tablet Diclofenac 75 mg when you have pain. This pain can occur due to arthritis. Ple...  Read Full »

Does sore vagina after frequent sex occur due to fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week I had sex every day. We did not use lube. It was sort of intense. It did hurt quite a bit, and I had the pleasure at the same time. This week when I woke up, I felt a burning sting near my vagina opening, and it feels similar to urine infection but no burning when I urinat...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description you have given emulates that you may have experienced vaginal frictional lesions causing the burning and soreness. Fungal infection is present if the discharge is persistent and thick curdy like with itching. It would be best if you can share pictur...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have pain for more than a week post wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my wisdom teeth removed eight days ago, and my left jaw is aching so bad, and my left cheek is still extremely swollen inside. My right side has only minimal swelling and does not hurt to touch. I also have a hard knot in my jawline, which seems to be the primary pain point. I jus...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, I am quite concerned that you should be having minimal to no pain by the eighth day unless there is any complication. Kindly upload an image of the extraction site (left third molar) area and the right third molar area as soon as possible. I nee...  Read Full »

Why does my son have a continuous fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, is suffering from fever. He has constant 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit of fever with throat pain for the last 15 days. Blood tests indicate negative for malaria and typhoid.  We consulted an ENT specialist and he indicated tonsillitis. My son is taking Movac...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be helpful if you do a CBC (complete blood count) and CRP (C-reactive protein). From that we can understand the level of infection. Also, tonsillitis can also be so severe that it may last for up to 10 days. Betadine gargle three times a day with warm water fo...  Read Full »

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