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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

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 »

Why is there a continuous rise in temperature despite taking antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 71 years old. He had a fever for a week, and the temperature raised up to 104 during the night along with frequent urination. Two days ago, the fever came down to 98.4 for five hours but again increased to 102.3 despite taking the same antibiotics. He is taking tablet G...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigation (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your father has sepsis, and the antibiotics are inadequate because both Gudcef (Cefpodoxime) and Monocef (Ceftriaxone) belong to the same group and have the same mechanism of ...  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, a...  Read Full »

How to treat a pimple that turned into a large sore?

Query: Hello doctor, I had what I thought was a pimple on my inner thigh. I tried to pop it, but it just got swollen and red. It has now been three to four days and it has turned into a large open sore. It is about 3/8 inches wide and only hurts when it rubs against clothing. I am attaching a picture of ...  Read Full »


Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the image. Your concern is a healing furuncle. You require a course of oral antibiotics. I suggest you start using T-Bact ointment (Mupirocin topical) twice daily along with Paracetamol tablets for reducing the pain until you consult a physician. Fo...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent pain and swelling in my right testicle?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my right testicle, and it is swollen. I took Nobel tablet 100 mg, and I had relief from pain for 3 to 4 days. But from the fifth day, I again had mild pain. Please suggest any medical treatment for it. I also have kidney stones.  Read Full »


Dr. Madhumati Varma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a fever? Is the testis hot to touch? Is the testis enlarged? If yes, I suggest you try taking the following antibiotic and painkiller: Clavamox (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid), a week. Ibrufen, thrice daily, until you have pain. If it does not improve, then...  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 »

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 »

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