Clavulanic Acid

Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. Beta-lactamase is secreted by bacteria, which prevents the action of Penicillin. Clavulanic acid, when given along Penicillin, blocks the action of beta-lactamase secreted by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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What could be the reason for severe ear pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My niece's ear is paining a lot. A few days ago, she has inserted her finger insider her ear which might have hurt her. She also bled twice. Now the bleeding has stopped but the pain is still there. She is taking pain killers since no doctors are available due to lockdown. Kindly advi...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is she having a cold or cough? The ear pain can be due to ear infection due to cold and cough. Did she hurt her ear canal?  Read Full »

How to manage decayed wisdom tooth with pus?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom teeth came a few years ago. The top ones are straight but too close to the molars next to them, so they broke the molars. Those top molars next to the wisdom teeth, as well as those top wisdom teeth are broken, decayed, and sometimes painful. My bottom wisdom teeth have not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Put your mind at ease. There is a high chance of food getting stuck between the wisdom tooth and the molar because of the position of the molar. This gets unnoticed during brushing and over time gives rise to the decayed tooth. Plain Amoxicillin will not help in decr...  Read Full »

Could the pink bump on my penis be a wart?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. Four months ago, I noticed strange pink bump of size around 3 x 2 mm on the base of my penis. It does not hurt. Could it be wart?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unlikely to get wart at the root of penis. If you can attach a photo of the lesion, then it would be helpful to make a diagnosis. Revert back with the photos to a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist  Read Full »

What should I do to stop recurrent boils in my leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a boil on my lower leg last month. It was paining and in five days it was filled with pus. Doctor advised it poping and after that, I took Amoxiclav 625 twice daily for three days and keep on dressing. After 15 days another one appeared on the upper side of the knee on the same...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I would say you are suffering from folliculitis i.e bacterial infection. Since you have recurrent episodes I would suggest you to get pus culture sensitivity done. So that specific antibiotics can be decided. Secondly, complete your seven days course...  Read Full »

Why do I get on and off ulcer in my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male. I have a very small topical cut on my penis where the shaft ends. It does not pain normally but pains on stretching. It happened last month once and went away. Now it recurred while having sex. I am not on any medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send the good quality photographs of the lesion for better help. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

What is the treatment for red patches at the bottom of the foot?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 57 years old. She has red patches and dark spots in the bottom of the foot. It itches most of the time. Many doctors we have consulted, but no positive result from their treatment. Please suggest the best medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To help your mother's condition, I am in need of few more details. Please answer the following questions. How long it has been there? Is she suffering from any systemic illness like diabetes, hypertension or any other? Is there pain in it? What medicine she had taken for...  Read Full »

I am getting lumps in both armpits. Are these lumps serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female. I am getting lumps in my armpits and they are painful. I sweat a lot. I have dark underarms and it is itching too. Are these lumps something serious? Should I consult a doctor?  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

Why is there persistence of throat pain even after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I have a throat infection with pain in swallowing which increases at night. I took Enzoflam two tablets per day for three days, but the pain still persists. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Surabhi Chopra

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The majority of throat infections are caused by viruses that cause the common cold and flu. Less often, sore throats are due to bacterial infections. Not all are viral or bacterial, other causes include an allergy to mold, pollen or other irritants or smoking cigaret...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for DNS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have allergic rhinitis problem for the last two years. I have taken ayurveda and homeopathic treatment. It has improved, but not completely. I have DNS. Do I need surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. DNS (deviated nasal septum) and allergies are two different things. Only if you have symptoms of nose block and headache, then surgery for DNS will be helpful. For allergic rhinitis, you should start nasal spray having decongestant and steroid combination, and that will h...  Read Full »

Can wisdom teeth cause throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from throat pain, red tonsil and entire jaw and neck pain. My wisdom tooth also paining for the last two to three months. When I visited an ENT doctor for my throat pain, he said that I do not have any problem inside the neck. He also advised me to visit a dentist. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The pain, which is present due to wisdom tooth, must be ruled out earlier by consulting a dentist. Because in this case, physical examination and x-ray are necessary. So, consu...  Read Full »

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