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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

How to fix sharp pain in my left foot?

Query: Hello doctor,I have recently taken up running. At the very end of my run four days ago, when I had stopped running and walking home, I started experiencing very sharp pain on the outside edge of my left foot. The pain was not in my ankle or the top of my foot, just the very outside on the edge of my...  Read Full »


Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think firstly you should give some rest to the joint. Wait for three days for the inflammation to subside. You may have developed a sprain. In these three days, use a crepe bandage and do hot water fomentation. After three days, see if the pain has come down. I...  Read Full »

How to take care of my eyes to prevent recurrent stye?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bad eye stye. I have been using Cloranfenicol ointment and Ciprofloxacin drops for seven days. I used one drop every 12 hours and ointment every night. I saw improvement, but it is coming back. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Hussein Ayoub

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, great that you have diagnosed it as a stye. You have not been treating it effectively. The treatment will be as follows for your case. 1. Hot fomentations for a week, three times a day (not very hot, we do not want to burn your lid). 2. You can use Azit...  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

Anesthesiologist, General Practitioner

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 »

I still have painful bruises a year after iron injections. What needs to be done?

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...  Read Full »


Dr. Smrita Singh

Pathologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 itchy swelling on the inner labia?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband a week ago. I felt some pain during sex and after a day I started getting itchy on the inner side of my left inner labia. I tried to rub a cotton swab to check it and there was fresh blood on it. It happens even now, although itching and irritation h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There might be two possibilities. Either Bartholin's cyst or infected hematoma. You need to upload the picture for us to make the correct diagnosis. The size of the lesion will help us decide whether it can be managed with medications or incision might be needed. Othe...  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

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 the shoulder movements again, it points towards a...  Read Full »

How to treat left shoulder pain and arm pain in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is a diabetic for the past 10 years. She takes Glimidib MV2 SR and insulin Insuman Comb 25. Yesterday, she did sugar levels before breakfast it is 294 and post it is 334. She has been having pain in the left shoulder and the arm, since March 2020. We have been in consultation w...  Read Full »


Dr. Chintan

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have treated many such patients with adhesive capsulitis and cervical spondylitis. I would like to suggest initial management for your mother and she will require a good follow up ...  Read Full »

What the cause of my ankle pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from left ankle pain. I have soreness and it is bruised. Sometimes, it is difficult to walk too. I am also suffering from lower back pain. I feel the pain from my ankle joint to my hip. I have a history of ankle pain, but it was on the right. Before two years, I had an arth...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there are arthritic changes seen in the joint between two small bones of the foot, that is, talus and navicular as well as in the posterior part of the tibia. This is the cause for ankle pain and swelling an...  Read Full »

I have heavy bleeding after taking I-pill. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill on the 27th hour of unprotected sex. I am having severe abdominal pain since I took the pill. I am experiencing a little shortness of breathing. Now, I am on my periods, but it was four days late. It has been 10 days since I have taken I-pill. I am having unendurable pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that the menses have started after 10 days of I-pill intake ensures that there is no pregnancy. The pain and heavy bleeding are secondary to the progesterone effect of the high dose progesterone pill like I-pill. It is suggested that you should take tablet Tra...  Read Full »

Why do I sprain my back at the same spot three to four times a week?

Query: I sprained my back 8 years ago - now i get sprained in the same spot every 3/4 times a week - besides these days I get sprained very easily when I do simple exercises like my ankle, shoulder, neck, back, etc --- I have done physiotherapy and do stretching every day but none is helping -- what am I t...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, welcome to icliniq. Its not about taking medicines or treatment, every problematic symptoms, pain and disease needs to be treated with a treatment plan and course to be implemented. Sprained muscles can easily be reduced and healed with Ultrasound therapy for 10-15 days and also applying hot ...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours
Chat with a Doctor

Chat with a Doctor

Starting @ just $29.99

Search for a Health Issue


 


Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.