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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How much Azithromycin can I give my child to treat his fever?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a 6-year-old son and he weighs 39.6 pounds. He has a tonsils infection. He has a high fever and I am giving him Meftal P every eight hours and Paracetamol three times daily after food as per prescription. Also, the doctor prescribed Azithromycin 200 mg syrup for him. But, from t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Azithromycin dose for children is 4.5 mg per pound single dose per day for three days. So, you can give a total of 180 to 200 mg per day that is 0.1 fluid ounce of 60 mg/mL syrup once daily for three days. I would suggest you go for Amoxyclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulani... Read Full »
Can mucosal polyp in maxillary sinus cause headache?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old second year MBBS student. I have been suffering from central headaches for the past two years. It is progressing in frequency and intensity. It increases on bending, sneezing and straining. It is mild to moderate in intensity and occurs almost four days a week. My doct... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is chronic maxillary sinusitis secondary to mucosal polyp and so go for a CT paranasal sinus. It will tell about the dimensions of mucosal polyp and its operability. Till then, I suggest you the following medicines. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with h... Read Full »
Kindly suggest a treatment for a dog bite.
Query: Hi doctor, My problem is dog bite with some pain. I am currently on antirabies medication. I am a 15 year old male. My weight is 38 kg and height is 5 feet. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should clean the wound with soap and water. Get the dressing done from a local doctor with Betadine solution followed by application of Mupirocin ointment. The dressing should be changed daily till healing. You should have antirabies vaccination on day 0, 3,... Read Full »
Can I take Azithromycin to avoid an abscess?
Query: Hello doctor, To avoid an abscess, can I take an antibiotic like Azithromycin? If not, please suggest which one I can take? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Azithromycin is not recommended for skin and soft tissue infections. Generally, a combination of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate twice daily is used. However, unless you have a skin infection you should not use it. It is used for a treatment and not for prevention. Regards... Read Full »
Can you suggest a medicine for wet feeling in the anus?
Query: Hi doctor,I have had some wet feelings in the anus for the past one year. I had both colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. The doctor said everything was fine. They said probably the wet feeling is due to sweat. But, I feel it is some liquid discharge from the anus skin. Can you suggest some medication? Read Full »
Answer: HI, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern.It is better to take discharge over a swab and send it for culture and sensitivity. If you have any growth over it, then get treated based on the sensitivity. Read Full »
How to cure the chest congestion, nose block, and cough in me after a recent weather change?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a chest congestion and nose block leading to the formation of a thick yellow mucus when I wake up in the morning. This started after a recent weather change in my city and I have this problem for a week now. I have not taken any medication yet. I do not have any other health is... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest the following medications: Alex cough syrup (a combination of Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, and Chlorpheniramine) 10 ml, after food, morning and night till the cough subside and your chest congestion is relieved. Tablet Levocetirizine for cold, ... Read Full »
How can throbbing and shooting pain in the right ear be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, My 9-year-old son is having throbbing and shooting pain in the right ear. He has been crying for the past two hours. I put Otek AC drops in his ear, but there was no use. He got such pain three years back. Can you please guide me? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need you to answer a few questions: 1) Does he have a cold? I mean, running nose? 2) If yes, how many days? 3) Is the pain sudden in onset? 4) Had he had such episodes before? Read Full »
What medicines can I use for common cold that do not affect my mental health?
Query: Hello doctor,I have had a common cold for the past three to four days. The nose is running. Sometimes there is yellowish water but most of the time, white watery discharge. Please suggest me medicines for it. I am also suffering from a mental health issue. I have attached the prescription list. So, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Most of the time, the common cold is a viral infection.Do you have sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, and cough? If yes, then it is viral.You do not have to take any medicines for the com... Read Full »
What should be done to treat my partner's infected tooth, which is draining from the outside?
Query: Hello doctor,My partner had an abscessed tooth a while back that went untreated due to no insurance and not having the money for an office visit. The infection has somehow traveled to the outside of his mouth and has to be drained from the exterior on his jawline. No matter how many times it is drai... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand what exactly is the situation. The drainage you are doing is the symptomatic treatment of an abscess and you are not treating the root cause which is an anaerobic bacterial infection. I suggest you take the following medi... Read Full »
There is a swelling even after the throat ulcer has healed. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I do not have tonsils. They were removed a year ago. Three to four days ago, I got an ulcer in my throat. It hurt for two or three days. The ulcer is healed now but it has this mass or inflammation under it. What is this? I have never seen this with an ulcer. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having an ulcer on the posterior tonsillar pillar. It looks like a benign ulcer. The protocol is medicines must be given for the ulcer to heal. If the ulcer persists in spite of medica... Read Full »