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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What is the reason for white coating on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last few days, there is a white or yellow coating in the back of my tongue. It has been hurting. My taste buds in the back are swollen and bleed when I use the tongue scraper, which is on my toothbrush. What could this be?  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. A coated or white tongue occurs when the surface is colonized by bacteria or fungi, and dead cells become trapped between the small nodules on the tongue. From the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), that you have sent m...  Read Full »

How to get some relief from throat congestion and irritation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from cough, irritation in throat and mild pain. I feel feverish, but do not have a real fever. Temperature variation is a problem where I live and I travel around 50 km daily by bus. I am also a smoker. During season change, I usually get into this trouble at least twice a y...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is again an episode of upper respiratory tract infection. The prescription would be the same. You try first Azithromycin once a day for five days. If it does not respond, then I suggest Amoxicillin. Along with this, I suggest Betadine gargles and syrup Alex (Dext...  Read Full »

My tooth pain is getting worse after the removal of stitches. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor, I got both my wisdom teeth extracted a week ago. My doctor prescribed Ketorol, as a painkiller. But, this medicine is not helping me much and the pain is getting worse after the removal of stitches, which was done today. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry that your pain has not subsided over this period. I would like to advice you that reduction of pain not only depends on the medicines, but also on effective infection control, oral hygiene maintenance, and rest. You can ask your doctor to switch the painkill...  Read Full »

Are the bumps in the pubic area the sign of STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. Over the past two weeks, I have been having pimple like bumps in my pubic area. When I noticed the first one, I tried popping it, and it did not disappear, in fact, it got worse. Two more bumps appeared, less than a week after I tried popping the first one. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description and pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you seem to be having folliculitis. It is a bacterial infection of the hair follicle. I suggest taking a course of an antibiotic, Cephalexin 500 mg, twice daily for five days. You ...  Read Full »

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 »

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