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Dehydration is caused when your body loses more water than what you consume, like in cases of vomiting and diarrhea. It causes thirst, dry skin, and burning sensation on urination. In case of severe dehydration, immediate treatment is needed in the form of fluid replacement.

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I have severe headaches that spread down my neck. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 27 weeks pregnant and still fall sick. A week ago I started with severe headaches on my right side. I usually have it in the evening. The pain spreads down my neck, shoulder, and arm. It is disrupting my sleep. What could be causing this and how do I stop it? Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to first query consult is on us! Pregnancy can sometimes cause headaches, especially during the second and third trimesters. Here are some possible causes and recommendations to help manage your symptoms: 1. Hormonal changes: Pregnancy hormones, such as estrogen and pr...  Read Full »

I am worried about dehydration affecting my health. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have seen that I do not consistently consume enough water throughout the day. I am concerned about the effects of dehydration on my health. Could you explain the signs and symptoms of dehydration and offer practical tips to ensure I stay adequately hydrated?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluids than it takes in, leading to an imbalance in fluid levels. It is important to stay hydrated as water is essential for several bodily functions, including ma...  Read Full »

I have diarrhea after bariatric surgery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47 years old, female. I have undergone bariatric surgery five months ago. Now, I am suffering from mild jaundice (total bilirubin 1.5 mg/dl) and mild typhoid too. I have been facing non stop loose motion since last two weeks. I have seen the doctor. They have prescribed me the follow...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your bilirubin level looks fine. Not so worrisome and does not require any acute measure. Regarding the loose stools, it will take time to settle. Meanwhile, you have to be very cautious to avoid dehydration and electrolyte disturbances from loose stools. Keep yourse...  Read Full »

Should I be worried of having lymphocyte percentage of 44%?

Query: Hello doctor, I just got a blood test conducted and the results indicate that my hemoglobin is 17.9 g/dL. My packed cell volume is 52.5%, RBC is 6.42 milliliter/mm3. Total leukocyte count is 14.3 thou/mm3. In differential leukocyte count, lymphocytes are 44% and in absolute leucocyte count, l...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is nothing to worry about your investigations. The number of red cells normally present varies according to person's age and sex. The normal hemoglobin value in an adult male can range up to 18 g/dL. It can be raised due to many reasons and these causes may b...  Read Full »

May I know the risks of high-intensity cardio exercise?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a healthy 36-year-old. I run several times a week, often sprinting up hills for two to three minutes. In the past three years, I have had a few minor cardio-related symptoms, which I had checked out because I am motivated to stay in top physical condition. These include dizziness (...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Exercising regularly is a good thing to keep ourselves healthy. If you are a trained athlete and exercising under the guidance of an expert for intense cardio, exercise risk will be minimal. Your expert will design a workup that will suit you, like duration of the se...  Read Full »

I have painless bumps near the corners of my mouth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have small clear white bumps in the corner of the mouth. It is not hurting. Some are very small. They are more than 20 in number. I am currently taking Vitamin D3 supplements and Iron supplements.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and understand you are worried about the lesions (bumps) on the corner of your lips. There are many reasons behind this kind of lesion. It is caused mainly by nutrients, dehydration, or a viral infection. The virus is named herpes, and it c...  Read Full »

What are the risk factors of dehydration?

Query: Hello doctor, Are there factors that can increase the risk of dehydration, such as certain medical conditions or physical activities? What are some preventive measures I can take to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially during hot weather or exercise? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Medical conditions that can cause dehydration are diarrhea, vomiting, hyperglycemia or diabetes, hot weather, and physical activities like running or heavy work. Dehydration symptoms include: Feeling thirsty. Dark yellow, strong-smelling pee. Peeing less often th...  Read Full »

My baby has loose motions. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 2.6 months old. He is suffering from loose motions for the past three days. The stools are watery. He is currently on Enzylac syrup, Dexolac dry milk, Racigyl-O syrup and Bacillus clausii spores suspension -Tufpro. Please help us.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Probably, I think there has been a change in the milk for this baby, and that may be causing these problems. 2. These problems usually last up to three to four days after changing milk and then subside. It is normal. 3. Also, please note that small children till the ...  Read Full »

How to ease my pregnant wife's diarrhea symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant and she is due for delivery in another one week. She is suffering from loose motion. Please suggest good tablet.  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If loose motions are watery or associated with blood and mucus in stool or if there is fever, she needs to consult doctor for IV antibiotics or fluids (intravenous). If it is not so then she can take probiotics like (Saccharomyces boulardii) Econorm sachet once or twice...  Read Full »

I have sore leg muscles after playing sports. Please help

Query: Hello doctor,I have been playing volleyball, basketball, and athletics for around two weeks, but my leg muscles are still sore. Standing in the same position gives some relief. When someone touches my legs even softly, they ache hard. It is paining around my ankles and knees mainly. With this thing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most common reason for muscle cramps and leg pain is either dehydration or electrolyte abnormalities such as abnormally low levels of magnesium, calcium, sodium, or potassium. Without doing blood work, it is hard to say exactly but I would recommend drinking ...  Read Full »

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