Maintaining good personal hygiene is crucial as your body can be ideal for the growth and proliferation of disease-causing organisms if not appropriately maintained. Healthy hygiene includes washing your hands and body every day or as soon as it gets dirty, brushing twice daily, washing your scalp and hair at least once a week, washing your clothes and changing them every day, etc.
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How do I treat a recurrent Klebsiella infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. I have been having a mucus infection since two years. Early last year, after a sputum culture test, it was found out that I suffer from a Klebsiella infection. I have been receiving Ceftriaxone injections thrice a month for the last six months and in each ca... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Klebsiella is a bacteria that affects people with low immunity and other diseases that reduce the body's immune system. It spreads mostly through contacts and not through the air. If you are repeatedly getting infected, either the bacteria is resistant or the... Read Full »
How can itching around my son's anus be resolved?
Query: Hello doctor,My son is 3 years old. He eats too much chocolates and sweets. His health is down and having anus itching. He has worms. What to do? I am very sad and upset about his health. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No need to worry much, as the perianal itch is due to pinworm most of the times. It can easily be treated with antihelmintics combined with hand and other hygiene. Kindly meet your doctor for dose of the drug and proper prescription. Eating lots of sweets ha... Read Full »
I suffer from a parasitic infection, so I observe pinworms in my stool despite taking medication. How can I get rid of the infection completely.
Query: Hello doctor, I recently observed pinworms in my stool. I consulted a physician and got medication prescribed for the same. But after finishing the course of medications, i saw live pinworms in my stool again in less than 24 hours. Please suggest me a treatment to get rid of the worms completely. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned that you have completed one course of medications for pinworms, but you are still observing pinworms in your feces, there is a possibility that you have a re-infection or the medication could not completely eliminate the infection. Taking precauti... Read Full »
How can my wife avoid passing on her eye infection to our child?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife has red eyes. We think that it is spreading to the other eye too. We visited an ophthalmologist, and she said that it was viral conjunctivitis. She has been prescribed Gatifloxacin eye drops four to five times a day and Moxicip ointment at night. This was three days back. How c... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are a few tips to avoid transmitting eye infections to those around you: Handle your child only when no one else can. Do wash your hands before and after instilling your eye drops. Wash your hands before handling your child (the most important step). Keep your h... Read Full »
What is the treatment for pubic lice?
Query: Hello doctor, I am facing problem of pubic lice. Please provide effective cream and lotion for it. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Best treatment for pubic lice (crab louse) is to apply Permethrin lotion (Nix) to be applied over the affected area for overnight and to wash it the next morning. Continue the same for seven days. Revert back after seven days to an internal... Read Full »
How to aid healing of ear perforation?
Query: Hi doctor,I have a perforated right ear for more than two years. I do not want surgery. Also antibiotics did not work. What are the best steps to be taken? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An ear perforation (ruptured eardrum) can be safe or unsafe. An unsafe perforation has to be operated otherwise life is in danger. A safe perforation can be left unoperated and yet tried to achieve closure. If small perforation then body can heal it and close i... Read Full »
Do I have parasites in my feces?
Query: Hello doctor, Do I have parasites in my feces? Please check the attached report. The small black pieces are cigarette ashes. Many thanks for your opinion and your advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity) You have quite a heavy parasitic infestation. From the picture, it looks like Ascaris or hookworm. It is difficult to identify since it is not clear. I would advise you to consult... Read Full »
How to treat frequent loose stools in my ten-month-old son?
Query: Hi doctor, My 10 months old son gets loose motions very frequently from the last two months. He was also admitted one time. Again he is having loose motions. I am giving him Econorm sachet. Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent diarrhea and infection do occur at this age, as babies put many things in their mouth, which leads to contamination and infection. Hence, you have to take utmost care regarding the hygiene. Secondly, if there is any bottle feeding, please stop it gradually, as t... Read Full »
How to cure the itching and color change in my buttocks for the past four years?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin problem on my buttocks since 4 years. Due to this severe itching sensation was there and also my skin on the buttocks became black. Please help me to get rid of this disease and get back my original color of skin. Kindly suggest me some medicine. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details (attachments removed to protect patient identity) provided by you. You seem to have a fungal infection of skin called tinea cruris. It is commonly called as ringworm. Due to inappropriate treatment it might have spread extensively. ... Read Full »
How to get rid of body lice obtained from the hostel?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male. I got infested by body lice in my hostel. Now, it is getting worse. Please suggest some treatment to get rid of it. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Body lice can be extremely distressing, and I suggest you follow these steps: Maintain personal hygiene by bathing with regular soap and water in all the seasons. Avoid too much of huddling and overcrowding with your hostel mates. Treatment must be taken simultaneously... Read Full »