Chymotrypsin is an enzyme produced by the pancreas which is used in the small intestine to help digest proteins. The enzyme is also used to help make medicines. Chymotrypsin is also used to reduce redness and swelling caused by surgery or infection and help promote wound healing and tissue repair, aids digestion and help loosen phlegm in individuals who have asthma, bronchitis, or sinus infections. However, Chymotrypsin may cause allergic reactions in some people, causing itching, shortness of breath, or loss of consciousness.
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My wife has swelling and pain on her toe. Does she require surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife has swelling and pain on her toe (pictures attached). Sometimes, blood and pus also secrete from it. Can you please suggest what we should do? Can this be healed through medicine? Please advise the medicine we should use. Does she require any surgery? Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Does she have any comorbidities like diabetes? Does she have a fever too? It looks like a condition called paronychia or periungual abscess, an infection of the nail fold and bed. It needs th... Read Full »
How to manage my mother's chronic throat pain?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from severe pain in the throat since the past six months. We have been to a lot of physicians, and most of them seem to think it is a sore throat. But, the sore throat medications are not helping. One doctor suggested that the throat pain has got something to do ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your mother seems to suffer from reflux laryngitis. Like the doctor said, it is the inflammation due to excessive production of acid by acid cells in the pharynx, which causes the acid to reflux into the larynx and cause chronic throat irritation.It produces a foreign bo... Read Full »
I have a sore throat and lost my voice due to it. How to treat it?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. Over four weeks ago, I started getting a sore throat and lost my voice for about a month now. I have a sore neck like something is grabbing it. My voice has been sore if I try and talk. I have mucus coming up, which is white colored with some blood. I am on Penicillin V... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest you take a swab of the throat mucus and ascertain the organism that is growing and producing the symptoms. The sensitivity pattern will reveal whether the organism is responding to the antibiotic being taken. To help lighten the mucus and remove it... Read Full »
The scar on my lip is spoiling my smile. Do I need any surgical treatment?
Query: Hello doctor,I was hit by a leather ball two months ago, and because of that, a hard scar has formed on my lip. It spoils my smile. Swelling is also there. I am currently on Hexilak Gel. How else can I be treated? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It takes at least one year for the scar to mature. Until then, the scar will be hard, and it undergoes various stages. The treatment is good. Kindly provide images for further care. Read Full »
Can you please suggest a remedy to heal the lump under my tonsils causing an inability to swallow?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a painful lump under my tonsil since a week. It hurts during swallowing. Otherwise, I have no other symptoms. I was not sick or traveled anywhere recently. My lymph nodes are also slightly swollen. I have attached a picture. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The growth is just an enlarged lymph node in the oral cavity. You also seem to have enlarged and infected tonsils. I suggest you take a course of antibiotics like Amoxyclav (Amoxycillin and Clavula... Read Full »
What is the reason for the difficulty in speech and the change in the voice of my father?
Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about my father. He is not able to speak clearly of late. He feels that his tongue has swollen. I have consulted many doctors, but they were unable to diagnose his disease. All his test reports are alright. There was no problem detected. But one doctor tells us that the mu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you elaborate on the symptoms ? How old is he? Does he feel like there is something stuck in the throat? Is there any change in voice or a hoarseness? Is there any pain or difficulty in swallowing? Is there any weight loss or loss of appetite? Does he smoke? Does h... Read Full »
Are post-nasal drip and stomach ache symptoms of an allergy?
Query: Hello doctor,I have had a sore throat on and off, for the past few weeks. It is not severe, but more of an annoyance with some referred ear pain. This week, I had a family member, who is a nurse, look at my throat to see if it was red or irritated. She noted I had quite a bit of post-nasal drip, but... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having some mild inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavities. The same instead of causing headache or nose block is causing post-nasal drip which occasionally flares up as a sore throat. Let me suggest some medicines that I would do in my practice... Read Full »
Can Chymoral forte be taken during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, Is it safe to take Chymoral Forte once daily for three days in pregnancy? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chymorol forte (Trypsin-Chymotrypsin) does not have very much research data in pregnancy but it should be avoided in pregnancy as it could be fibrinolytic. It is an anti-inflammatory used to treat pain and inflammation and to have a speedy recovery. It can give side ef... Read Full »
I have a constant sore throat with lymph nodes enlargement. Should I be worried?
Query: Hello doctor, About two months ago, I developed a sore throat. It was mainly on the right side. I went to urgent care, and they did a quick strep test, which came back as positive. I also had a little bit of a stuffy nose, and mainly the right ear felt full or plugged. I went home with antibiotics, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms described by you suggest that you are suffering from a recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis. You may call it a recurrent acute upper respiratory tract infection. The initial infection has not healed completely, and it gets flared up frequently. Moreover, the ... Read Full »
My right ear is slightly blocked. Please suggest a remedy.
Query: Hello doctor, Two days back, I had a severe pain in my right ear. One fine evening, the pain went severe starting from the head till the chin. I had visited an ENT doctor who removed a lot of earwax through EUM suction procedure. Since then, I got relief from the pain. But, I feel my right ear is s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have been having an ear block even after the removal of earwax, then probably there is some eustachian tube catarrh. Such a catarrh is likely after an episode of cold. The tube connects the ear to the upper part of the throat. The tube drains whatever fluid is p... Read Full »