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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How long does it take for a dry socket to heal completely?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I recently had a tooth extraction due to bad oral hygiene problems. I got dry socket not too long after which got sorted out with medicated dressing. That dressing fell out after three days and I was left with a gap that I am rinsing with salt water three times a da...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and also the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First and foremost avoid clove oil in any case, it would burn the soft mucosa and complicate the issue leading to soreness. As a specialist, I also looked for t...  Read Full »

Why is fluid dripping from the stitches?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a C-section before a month. A few days after, it was found that the surgery site got infected with some discharge. All the stitches were removed and the site was irrigated and cleaned everyday for over a week with antibiotics. Two days ago, I went for secondary closure. A nylon thre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it seems like you have an infection in the suture line. You will need professional daily dressing and antibiotics. Please go to a hospital and have the wound looked at and maybe a culture sent to determine the cause of infection. Meanwhile, you can do t...  Read Full »

What could cause discomfort feel in throat inspite of medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I have allergic bronchitis since childhood. I take Asthalin and Beclate 200 rotacap and now in this COVID circumstances doctor suggested to take tablet Montek LC. I took those tablets regularly in the first week and now I take on alternate days. But then a...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you are more disturbed by your throat problem at present. I would advise you to continue Asthalin rotacap and stop Beclate rotacap at present COVID situation because steroids increase the chances of acquiring infection and Montek LC can be continued on a daily bas...  Read Full »

Does tooth discoloration indicate that the tooth is dead?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seeing by my top gumline 6 of my teeth have mild abfractions and are changing color from the gumline down. I do not know what to do and I am freaking out. Are my teeth all dead? My last visits to the dentist's office is in November of last year and I noticed some color change in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and seen the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The image is not clear to determine any specific concerns of yours as color was not visible properly. But as an expert, your teeth looked fine. You need scalin...  Read Full »

Why do pain and swelling occurs in the erupting wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing this below for more than 15 days. My lower and upper wisdom teeth are erupting. The lower teeth are erupting and gum got swelling and pain. There is swelling nearby the last molar teeth and feeling pain. I have a feeling of throat infection and sometimes pain in the throa...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all please do not worry. I went through your query and I am a specialist dealing with third molars. I can understand what kind of pain and discomfort you have been through. I will guide you to relieve all your pain. These teeth are impacted and they will n...  Read Full »

Even after dressing, my broken blister hurts while walking. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I broke a foot blister with a pin and the skin appeared intact. I disinfected it and put a dressing. But it hurts when I walk. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have broken the blister with the pin and I would recommend you not to do that in the future as it is a non-sterile method of doing so and can cause infections in that area. Having said that, I would like to ask you, is there redness around that area? Is there a...  Read Full »

What can cause pus to leak from stitches after cesarean?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cesarean operation before nine months. But, my stitches have not been cured yet. Earlier, pus used to come out of the hard structure and began to gather on my belly. Now, after two months, again a little bit of stitch has been opened. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I had gone through all the details you have posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  You have got an infection postoperative at suture site, because of which you are getting pus. I suggest you to consult a general surgeon. There might be a local pocket of...  Read Full »

What can cause tiny fluid-filled blisters on the arm?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I have clusters of tiny fluid-filled blisters on my right palm, arm and below the neck at backside. These are causing inflammation and painful when touched or pressed. It has rapidly increased in two days and is now spreading to other body parts. In the past, I had pso...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details posted. Kindly answer some questions. For how many days you are having these? Are there only one place you have mentioned or everywhere else? Is there itching at the site of lesions? Did you have any insect bite? Any history...  Read Full »

Why am I having small wounds in foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am male 40 years old, 187 cm and 100 kg. I have small wounds in my foreskin and it is red in color (looks irritated). I am guessing that the cause is our swimmming pool party a few days back and I was unable to take a shower afterwards. I guess that the dried and concentrated chlori...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the history and description. I have seen the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Possibility of infection is more likely. So apply Betadine cream three times a day. Please let me know: 1. Do you have any diffic...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for non-healing tiny cuts on the penile skin?

Query: Hello doctor, My penis skin end has got tiny cuts around and it is not healing for more than one month. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to apply the following things: Clean with Betadine solution twice a day. Apply Candid-B ointment twice a day. Take tablet Kineto Forte 15 mg once a day for ten days. Update your condition after ten days.  Read Full »

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