Culture And Sensitivity

Culture is a test done to identify the microorganism responsible for causing infection. Sensitivity is done to determine which medicine to use to treat the particular infection. Culture and sensitivity tests can be performed during urinary infection.

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Can you please suggest antibiotics to heal from periauricular sinus infection completely?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a preauricular sinus on my left ear. It has not really caused any problems, until recently when I started experiencing recurrent infections. During the first infection, I took Ornilox, and it really worked. However, with subsequent infections, it has not really helped. Can you ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To find the most appropriate antibiotic, you can take a swab of the discharge from the sinus and send it for a culture sensitivity. That will reveal the microorganism and also the antibiotics it is sensitive and resistant to. Based on that information, we can institut...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for my husband's eye problem.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is a contact lens wearer for more than 15 years. He changed the contact lens brand as per optometrist advise. Within a week, he started rubbing the eyes and got a point of laceration and then infection in the right eye. The infection also has spread to the other eye. Six months...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history you described and the prescription attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the corneal ulcer in both eyes after contact lens wear may be due to contact lens infection, infected lens solution or trauma during wearing or removing. ...  Read Full »

Do I have to do surgery for the infection caused due to ACL reconstruction surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I got an ACL reconstruction surgery done two weeks back. There was an infection in the operated site, so they did re-surgery and lavage, three days back. After this, physiotherapy was done for 10 days. So, the pain stopped, but there is still swelling in the knee. Today, the doctor asked ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The knee looks to be still infected. Lavage needs to be done till the knee becomes normal and the ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and CRP (C-reactive protein) values drop ...  Read Full »

Why do I have indigestion and pain in the left side of the abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51 year old male, who has diabetes. For my diabetic problem, I am using Insulin Human Actrapid daily 10 units. Therefore, I am getting weak and getting fits. So far, I have had five fits. I got CT scan of the brain, and there was a small blood clot in the brain. I also have p...  Read Full »


Dr. Pankaj Jawandhiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a urinary infection, which is causing all your symptoms of vomiting and abdominal pain. The kidneys are not removing toxins from your body and its accumulation is causing all sympto...  Read Full »

I have a rice-sized thing inside my foreskin, which suddenly got bigger. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, So for my entire life, I have had this rice-sized thing inside my foreskin. It never caused any problems, never hurt or anything. Then suddenly, it just got bigger to the size of a bean and hurts to the touch. It does not hurt when I pee or anything, just to the touch, because it is in m...  Read Full »


Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It has got puss. It may be due to Impetigo. Take Capsule Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg twice daily in the morning and evening. Tablet Combiflam (Ibuprofen (400mg) and Paracetamol (325mg)) twice daily for five days. Apply T-Bact (Mupirocin...  Read Full »

Kindly help me cure chronic amoebiasis permanently.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from chronic amebiasis from childhood. I am now 47 years old. Mucous problem is there most of the time. I cannot be able to digest spicy and fried foods. And, I cannot tolerate acidic food items. I am taking medicines like Norfloxacin TZ and digestive enzyme tablet. E...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I suggest you undergo a stool culture followed by drug sensitivity test. The result will provide you with the exact medication that your infection is sensitive to.Also, it will provide the medications that you should avoid as your infection will be resistant to.Kindly cons...  Read Full »

How to diagnose if an infection is viral or bacterial?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an IV treatment for fever.  I took four doses of Monocef 1 gm. My fever is gone, and I am feeling better. I still have a sore throat, and there is a lot of mucus generated. The mucus is transparent. How do I confirm that I have got a viral or bacterial infection? Since my fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The only way to differentiate between viral and bacterial infection is to take a sample of the mucus generated and to culture it in order to identify the causative organism. Your doctor must have anticipated that your infection as bacterial as you responded well to antibi...  Read Full »

How long would I have to take antibiotics for P. acnes infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Four months before, I was diagnosed with P. acnes infection. It resulted from a shoulder stabilization 12 months earlier. I have had two surgeries for this. One to take the biopsies which diagnosed the infection and another to remove the sutures and clean out the shoulder joint. My surge...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your surgeon should have removed the anchors in your first surgery as they are possible contamination source. But, three months on antibiotics with no complete cure is too much time as most patients resolve in a few weeks. I suggest that you take another bone biopsy and c...  Read Full »

I have high fever and body ache. Please interpret my blood and urine test.

Query: Hi doctor, I have fever and severe body ache, headache and back pain. The body ache is present since five days and I have a fever from yesterday. My fever reached 103.8 degrees Fahrenheit and then got controlled by Paracetamol. Now, the minimum temperature goes around 101. I am a diabetic patient. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Presence of high grade fever in a diabetic patient never should be taken lightly and there should be in person physician consultation without delay. As I can see there is a poor diabetic control and evidence of urinary tract...  Read Full »

Was my circumcision botched?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male, and I was circumcised as a baby, and I noticed years ago that all around the base of the head of my penis, there are small holes. Every few months I can squeeze a small amount of smelly white stuff, from some of these holes. Was my circumcision botched when I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be an infection of the head of the penis. If possible, please send me images. It does not sound serious, so nothing to worry. You need to give the pus, that is coming out from the holes, for culture and sensitivity. And you will require antibiotics accordin...  Read Full »

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