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Hot Fomentation

Applying hot water with the help of a cloth, sponge, or rubber bag on any part of the body is called hot fomentation. The heat from the hot water helps in improving the blood circulation in the area of its application, which makes the muscles in that area relax and soothe.

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I got bruises on my buttocks after iron injections. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 55-year-old female. 12 months ago, I was given four iron injections in my buttocks alternating over four weeks. There is staining area of about six inches on each side which is fading. However, on the top and bottom edges of the stained area is a blue bruise which is as painful a...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The staining is due to the iron itself which leaked into the skin while it was being injected. The technique of giving the iron injections was not correct since neither discoloration nor bruising should have occurred. Nothing can be done to resolve this but they are...  Read Full »

What causes left arm and collar bone pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 32 years old. She is complaining of collar bone pain on the left side and left arm pain. Whenever there is some movement, she feels the pain. We consulted a doctor before six months. She was fine for some time, but it has started again now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Looking at the investigations done (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I feel that it is not a cardiac issue. If the pain is worse with movements as you say, I presume you are talking of neck movements or shoulder movements again, it points towards an orth...  Read Full »

I have a stye in my eye for last four days. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a stye in my eye for the last four days. It is internal, so hard to even see. I have tried all remedies suggested online and it is not going down in size at all. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Panikkar Kartik Prasanna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The history you give is suggestive of a condition called a chalazion (inflammation of sebaceous glands in the lid) which is typically painless. Secondly, it could also be an internal hordeolum (infection in the meibomian glands of the lid) which is generally associat...  Read Full »

My wife has a sharp pain near lower abdomen. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 31 years and she is in her sixth month of pregnancy. For past one week, she is feeling mild pain in her left thigh region near to lower abdomen. Yesterday, she experienced sporadically sharp pain especially while she got up from chair in office and difficulty while walking. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It may be ligament pain. So, she should avoid lifting weights and climbing stairs. For pain, she can apply Volini gel (Diclofenac) and take Paracetamol. But, if pain increases then better to see a doctor.   Read Full »

How long should I take Ibuprofen to relieve rib pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 65 year old female, and I fell 10 days back and broke one or two ribs. The only thing that brings any relief is Ibuprofen 800 mg. I need to know how often and for how long can I take Ibuprofen? I tried Oxycodone 10 mg, but it does not work that well. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, Ibuprofen is a strong painkiller, it should not often be taken, as it has many side effects like gastritis, liver and kidney damage. But in initial days of pain following rib fracture, pain is actually very severe. I suggest you try doing the following: Tram...  Read Full »

What can I do to boost my breast milk supply?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a 1-month-old baby. I am giving breast milk and formula milk to my baby due to insufficient breast milk. However, my breast milk was not too low. I used to provide formula feed for one or two feeds. Three days back, I was sick, so I could not breastfeed my baby for one day. Aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Breast milk secretion works on a demand-supply basis. The more you breastfeed, the more milk is produced. Here is what you can do to increase your breastmilk supply: Breastfeed or pump a lot. It creates more demand and thus increases the amount. Hot fomentation of t...  Read Full »

How long does it take for anterior tibial tendinitis to heal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female with no allergies, smoking and drinking. I am suffering from anterior tibial tendinitis. I first began to feel the throbbing pain in my foot a month back. I was told that I have tendinitis. Last two weeks, I have worked for 12 hours a day with no day off was a bi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, you need not have to quit your job. What you can do is that you can get an ultrasonography (USG) of the tendon done which will show you the inflammation and it will provide you with the documentation of anterior tibial tendinitis. With this documentation, you can ap...  Read Full »

I have red bumps in the labia minora. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a pimple-like red bump inside my labia minora outside the vaginal opening. It is scary because my thoughts are roaming around the word cancer, just like any other person. This is the first time I have had a pimple inside. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and image (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and I understand your concern. It is simple folliculitis; no need to worry about it. It will go away on its own. You should do some hot fomentation and antibiotics if req...  Read Full »

I have lower back pain. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain in my right side lower back only if I bend or try to wear my trouser. Also, it is there if I am standing and trying to raise my leg. Even while walking I feel little pain. If I lie in bed or stand straight, then there is no pain. What is the reason and what medicine can I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello,Welcome to There are three possibilities for your pain. It could be one out of these three conditions or a combination of them.Intervertebral disc prolapse. Lumbar canal stenosis. Para vertebral muscle spasm or lower back strain or lumbago (low back pain).If the pain in the lower ...  Read Full »

I have back pain. Is it a serious issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from pain in the backbone. The affected area is a very small portion at the end of the backbone. Pain occurs when I press that portion with fingertip, but the pain is so light that I can endure it without any problem. I am a 32 year old male, unmarried, and I am sufferin...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to There are many causes for low back pain. It can be due to faulty posture, related to weak muscles, issues with intervertebral disc, narrowing of spinal canal, any bony instability besides many other. So, accurate diagnosis is the key to proper management of the conditio...  Read Full »

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