Cefixime is a drug that is used to treat infections caused by bacteria (bacterial infections). It is an antibiotic, which belongs to the group of drugs called Cephalosporins. Bronchitis, ear and throat infections, gonorrhea, and urinary tract infections are the common conditions where Cefixime is prescribed.
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What should I do to control frequent urination with burning sensation?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. Five days back, I suddenly started having pain while urinating at the end of the stream and too much pressure in the bladder with urgency. And then I had blood in the urine. I was started on Zifi O, Urispas, and Citralka twice a day. After one dose, my blood ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have UTI (urinary tract infection), which is very common. I have read your symptoms and seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you have already started on antibiotics, I do not want to change. I want you to have the following repor... Read Full »
Can antibiotics be given to a 3.5 month old baby for cough?
Query: Hi doctor, My 3.5 month old baby is suffering from slight cold and cough for the past 15 days. The doctor suggested antibiotic syrup 3 ml twice daily. Xpect PD cough syrup 2.5 ml twice daily and Sinarest AF 10 drop twice daily. His weight is 7 kg now. When I am trying to give him cough syrup he is ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For infants with cough and cold, antibiotics are fine to give. As per AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) guidelines, Sinarest (combination of Chlorpheniramine maleate, Phenylephrine hydrochloride, Sodium citrate, and Menthol) and cough syrup are not indicated in this ag... Read Full »
My 4 months old baby is suffering from loose motion inspite of having Cefixime. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 months old. She is suffering from loose motion for the last two weeks. The doctor already prescribed antibiotic Cefixime, but the condition is not much improved. Now she is pooping six to seven times daily, which contains mucus and color is green. A stool test shows 25... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I advise you to continue breastfeeding and prevent dehydration. It is unusual to have bacterial diarrhea in a four-month baby. Are you giving any top feeding? I mean other milk apart from breastfeeding like bottle feed? If yes, then please stop and give exclusive breas... Read Full »
What is the dosage of Meftal P for 5 years 10 months old kid with fever?
Query: Hello doctor, What is the dosage of Meftal P for 5 years 10 months old boy whose weight is 20 kg, and is suffering from high fever for the past one week? I gave him Dolo 250, but it did not show any effect. I have read online that 25 mg per kg can be given in 24 hours. Is the minimum gap 8 hours? Or... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mefenamic acid (Meftal) is not recommended for children below 14 years age group. So, we cannot give it to him. Using plain Paracetamol is a good option. Do not use round the clock. Use when it is necessary (temperature greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit). You can give ... Read Full »
Why do I get recurrent lump externally around anus?
Query: Hello doctor, Eight months before, I felt a small lump around the right side of my anus area, (before I had itching around the anus for several months). Later that lump became larger and painful in a week. I consulted a homeopathic doctor and he gave me medicines (Paeonia off Q, Acid muraticum, Aci... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you have a perianal abscess. Perianal means around anus and abscess means collection of pus. It can be secondary to chronic itching and excoriation of the skin resulting in abscess formation. It can occur secondary to poor hygiene in and around the anal area... Read Full »
Is it normal to have a water-like discharge in the first trimester?
Query: Hello doctor, I am on the last day of my first trimester and I was experiencing water-like discharge yesterday as if I am about to start periods. I had intercourse five to six days before this. Is this normal during this phase of pregnancy? I am experiencing an itching on my outer labia and the skin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? From the short history, I feel this is a vaginal infection. You should have got it from that act of sex a few days ago. As a prevention, I would advise you not to have penetrative sex until the end of pregnancy. Infection from sex can also trigger a... Read Full »
I have had typhoid for a month; please suggest an antibiotic that would work best.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male patient. I have been suffering from typhoid for the past one month. After getting my pathology report, the doctor advised me to take one week medication of tablet Cefuroxime 500 mg twice a day. Before this, I had Azithromycin 500 mg. Is the advice given by doctor ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly tell me some more details about your illness. You were saying that you have suffered from this illness since 1 month. What does it mean? Do you have fever continuousl... Read Full »
My infant has chest retractions due to severe cold. Should I be worried?
Query: Hello doctor,My 24 days old baby is suffering from a cold which retracts her chest, making noisy breathing sound liƙe there is thick mucus in the chest. The doctor has now placed her on Cefixime suspension 2.5 mL twice daily. We are using Amoxicillin suspension, but there is still no improvement. D... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you get a chest X-ray and a blood test to know the level of infection rather than changing the antibiotics. Along with antibiotics, I suggest you give her nebulizations. Also, if she has got chest retractions, check her saturation level. If it is below 95... Read Full »
I have pimples on my face, which leave scars on breaking. Kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I got one pimple on my face. I tried to break it, and it resulted in a big wound with more puss coming out. I have five to six pimples on my face now. Now I am under homeopathic medication. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A better assessment can be done if you share the following information. Are they painful lesions? Are they nodulocystic pimples? Do they look like boils? Do you have any scars? Kindly reply, and please attach a clinical picture for proper assessment. Read Full »
How to stop the skin on my penile tip from peeling?
Query: Hi doctor, The thing on the tip of my penis has peeled twice. I still put Clotrimazole as you said and took the prescribed medicines. I would say it is improved, but it is still here. Anything we can do about it? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from peeling of skin from the tip of the penis. According to the picture that is provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you may suffer from balanitis, w... Read Full »