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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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 »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

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 »


Dr. Murali Rayani

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 »


Dr. Narasimharaju. B. G

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 »


Dr. Sahil Bawa

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 »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

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 »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

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 »

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

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.  Read Full »

Kindly advise if I should get my tooth extracted.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a lump approximately 3 cm away from the bottom of the tooth on the outer portion of the jaw. It was approximately 2 cm in diameter. After cleaning with salt solution, my doctor prescribed Lincomycin 500 capsules thrice daily for five days. As there was swelling on some portions of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It will help if you ask the dentist to extract the tooth as soon as possible. Due to so much infection and pus, the tooth cannot be saved now. Also, the swelling may not subside without removing that tooth. Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid combination is required fo...  Read Full »

Should I get my tooth removed if it aches?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tooth problem in two of my teeth from about a whole week. One tooth is broken and my other one just hurts. It is a lower and upper one. I had a fever for a whole day and my ear has been hurting for two days already. Do I need to go to the emergency room or can I wait to ge...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern. It seems to me that you have acute pulpitis. You need to take a five-day antibiotic course and after that, you can get it removed. If you do not have any associated medical history or allergy to any of th...  Read Full »

I can see white spots on my tonsil. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I observed a single white spot on my tonsil yesterday, and it is painful. What could it be? How to cure it?  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In a tonsil, there are many crypts. Those white spots are food particles that get trapped inside the crypts and are usually foul smelling. I suggest you take painkillers and use Betadine (Povidone-iodine) gargle, four times a day. If there is no relief, take a course of...  Read Full »

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