Cold Compresses

Any chilled object or material like an ice pack or a cold wet cloth used to relieve pain and inflammation is called a cold compress. It helps in reducing pain during minor injuries, fevers, headaches, eye pain, and allergies. Cold compresses should not be given for more than 20 minutes at a time.

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Why is my sprained ankle swollen with pain and pressure sensation even after three weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sprain in my ankle three weeks ago. My ankle is still swollen slightly with mild pain and pressure. What is the issue? Please let me know. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your query.Repeated sprain over the same area can lead to increased instability and increased inflammation. If you do not have much pain, but if the swelling is still present, you can take an oral and topical anti-inflammatory (over-the-counter anti-inflamm...  Read Full »

What causes eye bags and how is it managed?

Query: Hello doctor, About six years ago, I was distraught and cried for several hours till I fell asleep. The next morning when I woke up, I had large eye bags. I had never had eyebags. I still have these bags to this day. I feel insecure about them, and I do not know what to do. Do I need to get surgery...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and there is slight swelling below the eyes and round cheeks. It might give you a cosmetic concern. There are etiologies which results in eyebags: allergies, eye disease, thyroid ...  Read Full »

Will the bumps on the sole of my feet go away on their own?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from foot bumps on the sole of the foot. Will they go on their own, or should I seek medical attention. I have attached the pictures of the bumps. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from foot bumps. According to the pictures that are provided here (attachment removed to protect the patient's recovery), you are suffering from bumps on the sole of the foot that may...  Read Full »

How to treat TMJ problem that has made smiling and opening the jaw painful?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from TMJ issues for a long time and I left untreated for a long time. Now my situation has got worse where I have difficulty in smiling. I am unable to open my jaw fully and I have extreme discomfort facially. I have consulted a dentist and he blamed my jaw clenching and i...  Read Full »


Dr. Pallavi Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, by using a nightguard, you will get some relief. You can take some medication also. You can take tablet Flexon MR (Ibuprofen with Paracetamol and Chlorzoxazone) twice a day and tablet Neurobion forte (multivitamin) once a day. Do hot and cold fermentation along...  Read Full »

Why did I develop back pain two years after a c-section?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a cesarean section two years ago and I underwent regional anesthesia SAB at L3-L4 level. Now, I am experiencing discomfort and middle back pain. The pain location is where the needle was introduced. The pain is aggravated when I hunched back. Should I be worried? What should I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. SAB (spinal anesthesia block) is given by injecting drug in the space between the two vertebral rings. Sometimes, the needle may hit the bone as it is a blind procedure, which may cause inflammation of periosteum (covering of bone) causing back pain. You need not worry t...  Read Full »

Does my eye problem need urgent care?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. Currently, my right eye has a segment above the iris that has remained red for over a week now. I am also noticing a crescent shape at the edge of the iris and that is like a clear slightly raised lump where the redness is. Over the past few days, my eyelid ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your history of atopy and recurrent redness with stringy or ropy discharge, your eye lesion seems to be atopic keratoconjunctivitis. The larger pointy reddish lesions are called papillae and occur at the limbus, which is the junction of the white of the eye and th...  Read Full »

I have a tooth abscess and the pain is getting worse. Should I look for another dentist?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscess in the lower molar. There is much pain, swelling, painful jaw and lymph nodes. The dentist prescribed Amoxycillin and extraction scheduled for nine days from today. I have been on the antibiotics for 48 hours. The pain is getting worse, not better. Should I look...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. A tooth abscess is a painful condition and needs antibiotic cover along with painkillers for relief. So, first of all, please let me know if are you advised any painkillers along with Amoxicillin. If yes, please write the name of the p...  Read Full »

Is eye infection a symptom of COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an eye infection in my right eye for the past eight days. I got some eye drops like Carboxymethyl cellulose, Teradox, and Loteflam, but no much improvement. I got some cold as well. Is this symptom of COVID-19 for a normal eye infection and what should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it is looking like infection only as you said. It is associated with cold also. Can you send me an image of your eye so I can guide you more precisely? If needed we can add medicines also.  Read Full »

Why does my son get some blood clot like black spot while playing?

Query: Hi doctor, My 14 year old son gets some blood clot and black spot while playing. It used to stay for a few days, but this time it has been there for the past two weeks. He also has some pain on the spots. His BT 1 minutes, CT 4 minutes 15 seconds and albumin protein is 5 g per 100 mL. My son used Pi...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Those black spots witnessed following injury are bruises or hematoma that occurs due to bleeding into the tissue under the skin. The remarkable feature of this is changing their color from black to red to green before they disappear. They are tender, painful and may b...  Read Full »

How to regain the strength of my knees?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I have a little problem that effects my daily hobbies. I play basketball and play in such a way that I am constantly running and jumping at maximum effort each time. When I was a little bit younger, I had a pretty bad case of Osgood-Schlatter disease. It was from consta...  Read Full »


Dr. Srikanth Nara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the description, your symptoms are as similar to Osgood-Schlatter disease. This problem is usually seen in the active adolescent age group, mostly affected region are the places where your tendons and bone come together. In your case, the growing tibial tuberosity...  Read Full »

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