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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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 »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

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 »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

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 »

Dr. Simy Mathew

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 »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

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 »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »

How to get rid of swollen cracked foot?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 64-year-old female. I have an awful cracked, blistered, and swollen foot. I have been going to hot springs and mineral pools for the last three weeks pretty much daily and had itchiness. But in the last few days, it blistered, the skin cracked and wept, and the swelling has aff...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Apply Fucibet cream (Fusidic acid and Betamethasone) at night for 15 days, Mupirocin ointment at daytime, and noon for ten days. Take tablet Zifi (Cefixime) 200 mg twice daily after food for five days, or tablet Ciplox (Ciprofloxacin) 500 mg once in a day after foo...  Read Full »

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 »

Dr. Shahil Khant

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 follo...  Read Full »

Are stitches necessary for broken glass injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Last night, I accidentally cut my thumb on a bit of broken glass from a photo frame. It looks fairly deep. I think I could see my bone. As I could not go to hospital yesterday night, I have covered it with plasters. Do I need to get stitches?  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the cut wound is deep enough (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and  you will need stitches. Meanwhile, you need to keep the affected area clean and dry. Wash with lukewarm water and apply a topical antibiotic cream like Neosporin (Bacitracin, Neomycin...  Read Full »

Should I go for COVID-19 test for my recurrent fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a recurring fever for the last two weeks. The highest temperature was 102.9 two weeks back, but it subsided in a day. I took the Dolo tablet as I could not find any doctor near my area. I did not have any symptoms of weakness or body ache. But this fever keeps on coming every f...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandey Saurabh Hridaynarayan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have described your symptoms such as recurring fever, which subsides temporarily on taking medication and comes back again, there could be various reasons associated with it. Please answer the following questions, which will help me to diagnose you better....  Read Full »

What could cause swelling with watery discharge in the fingers of a 9-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My son's fingers swell with watery discharge. It gets worse. I applied Mometasone thinking it is eczema but it gets worse. Almost all his fingers has this.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from swelling of the finger with watery discharge. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that is provided here, I think your son may suffer from...  Read Full »

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