Blood Sugar Levels

The normal blood sugar levels for a non-diabetic individual should be between 72 and 99 mg/dL when fasting and up to 140 mg/dL a couple of hours after a meal. And for a diabetic individual, fasting should be 70 to 110 mg/dL, and up to 200 mg/dL after a meal.

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I have cellulitis in the lower part of the leg. Kindly suggest an antibiotic.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from cellulitis in the lower part of the leg from the last 15 days. I had consulted a doctor and he prescribed Clarithromycin 500 mg. The infection was greatly reduced. As soon as I stopped using antibiotic, it became red and pain started again over the part where it was pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get your blood sugar checked and send a blood culture. If the organism shows resistance to certain drugs, then we need to change the antibiotics to cure cellulitis. Also get an ultrasound of the abdomen to rule out inguinal lymphadenopathy. Please send a picture of...  Read Full »

Will fluctuations in blood sugar occur due to intake of antibiotics for fever and cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am willing to consult a diabetologist soon. I had a fasting blood sugar of 150 mg/dL in the morning today. Yesterday, it was 140 mg/dL. I did not take sugar-containing foods. I had a cough and fever and so I took antibiotics for three days.   Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The values of fasting blood sugar are above the limits of normal. I would like to know the symptoms. Kindly provide this information. Please mention whether you have a change in your weight recently, having any feeling of thirst, and having an...  Read Full »

Can we know the lifestyle changes followed to maintain blood sugar?

Query: I got diabetes  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. I have seen the details including the report sent. Your HbA1c% 7.3% which is a bit high. Ideally it should be < 6.5% . Fasting glucose should be < 100 mg & PP 150 o 170 mg. Another important aspect is that your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 31.41 kgs/ Sq meter(No...  Read Full »

Why do I get a foul smell in my urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old male. My urine smells very strong and foul. This issue has been present for months, and I have been to the doctor regarding this. If I had to describe the smell, I would say that it smells like a can of Vienna sausages, a terrible smell. After urinating, this smel...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from foul-smelling urination for months, feeling of pain during micturition, constant pain in the ribs, back pain, etc. Foul-smelling urine with a feeling of some pain mostly indicate...  Read Full »

My father's blood test showed increased sugar level and liver parameters. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My father is diabetic and was taking Glycomet 500 mg once daily. 20 days ago, His blood test showed increased sugar level and liver parameters. He was then advised to take the medicine twice daily. LFT and blood sugar tests were repeated before three days. There is not much change in sug...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. His sugar levels are fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no need to worry as his average sugar control for the three months has been normal. For his age of 83, HbA1c of 7.2 is perfect. There is no need to worry with respect to his diabetes. Wit...  Read Full »

How is penile yeast infection treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a yeast infection in my penis for the last two years. I have tried all natural medicines like coconut oil, yogurt, etc. Also, if apply Panderm plus or FourDerm or Candid cream daily, then I feel normal. Otherwise, I am getting inflammation and swelling of the penis. Kindly suggest...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreejith Mg

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Always evaluate the cause of recurrent yeast infection. It can be any of the following reasons. Maintain good genital hygiene. Daily wash the genital area with soap and water and keep it dry. If you are uncircumcised, then clean under the foreskin. Unprotected sexu...  Read Full »

Can rashes on the penis be penile cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, For the second time I have suffered a rash on the glans of my penis in this year. This time the rash was more intense in color. There has never been any itching or pain associated with this rash. But, just a scary looking color. I was tested for all STD and STI infections before a mont...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, do not worry as you do not have penile cancer. This is a recurrent attack of balanoposthitis. You should get tested for diabetes. For tight foreskin, you need circumcision. Also, if you are using a condom or any jelly during intercourse, then that might be ...  Read Full »

What causes recurrent bumps in the pubic area?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is about bumps in my pubic area. I am a 23 year old female. These bumps sometimes appear with pus and that looks like a huge pimple or skin colored bumps. They have occurred around and inside the labia from teenage time. One gynecologist told me that it might be ingrown hair, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These bumps seem to be a sign of infection. You need to take a good course of antibiotics. I suggest you tablet Augmentin Duo 1000 mg (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) twice daily for five days. If there is no relief, then you may need to see a gynecologist to drain it. A...  Read Full »

I have type 2 diabetes. How often and when should I check my blood sugar?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My fasting glucose was 108, and my A1C was 6.6 %. I was not put on medication yet but instead will work on my weight, exercise, and diet over the next three months before my next visit to see if I can prevent getting worse. I am 6'1," and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shazli Naseer

Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have provided good necessary information to start. My strategy as a diabetes specialist, I like to do very detail analysis to make a customized approach for each patient. 1. Based on the information, you provided, you should be on medication from my experience, ...  Read Full »

Why am I having fever, headache and body pain even after taking medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from fever since last five days. I have taken Paracetamol and Azithromycin tablet 500 mg but yet feeling fever, headache, body pain, and vomiting tendency.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethu Thomas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Check the fasting blood sugar to see if sugars are in control. Is the fever associated with any cold or a cough? Seems to be a viral infection. If associated with cold and cough Azithral (Azithromycin) 500 mg to be taken once a day for three days. The tablets taken c...  Read Full »

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