Maintaining good hygiene is necessary to prevent infections and to lead a healthy life. The hygienic precautions include washing your hands frequently, staying home if you are sick, using hand sanitizers, washing your hands after sneezing or coughing, and avoid sharing utensils and razors.
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How can jaundice be treated in a 4-year-old?
Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old daughter, with a weight of 12 kg has had jaundice for the last 10 days. She is on HepaMerz Syrup and Mosegor-V Syrup. What should be done more to cure her? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Jaundice in a 4-year-old child is usually viral. My advice would be to feed her every once or twice hourly despite her desire to vomit, as nutrition is the only key to faster recovery. Give her whatever she likes to eat after proper hygienic measures. Contact the hos... 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 »
When can I return to my regular physical activities after the fistulectomy?
Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone fistulectomy and right now in bed rest. I am taking sitz bath, three times a day with Betadine solution and then Betadine cream. Also, I am on antibiotics. I am a working in IT sector and my work requires a sitting time of 8 hours approximately. So, when can I go ba... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fistula-in-ano is a chronic and debilitating illness. I must first congratulate you for getting it operated. After the surgery, you can resume your routine work after two week's time. This will allow the operated site to heal properly. You can start sports after a month. ... Read Full »
Kindly suggest a good treatment plan for thread-like structures in my stool.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I notice a thin, thread-like structure in my stool for two days. I have had two abdominal surgeries for my esophageal hernia with nissen fundoplication. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from the passing of thin threads during defecation for the last two days. According to the pictures sent by you (attachments removed to protect the patien... Read Full »
Does an ultrasound detect abnormalities in the uterus?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41 year old woman. I am suffering from cramping pain and bleeding after sex. I get an intermediate white or yellow discharge from breasts. I have an oily skin, facial hair growth and acne. I had prolactin test done and it was found to be normal. Before 10 years, I also had... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like you have a severe infection and requires treatment. I suggest you consult your gynecologist for a checkup as bleeding post intercourse is not normal. I advice you to avoid i... Read Full »
I have bumps on my buttocks that itch. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have got bumps on my buttocks which are painless and itchy. No pus is present. They are hard, dry and usually itchy while sleeping. I am trying to avoid scratching it but the sensation of itching increases even more unless I strike my nails over it. There is no increase in the number... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your case details (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and would help you deal with the problem on the basis of my experience with similar cases in my clinic. Your problem is generally caused by a mite and is manageable. Please do not u... Read Full »
What Can Be The Reason For Recurrent Boil?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a boil on my inner thigh, which keeps recurring. I have had a boil in the same spot before. When I popped it went away, but now it has come back. It is also very painful. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. It seems that you are having furunculosis. Boils (also called furuncles) are a deep bacterial infection of hair follicles. The cause of recurrence may be Staphylococcus aureus, which is most commonly carried in the nostrils, armpits, between ... Read Full »
Can meningitis spread through sharing food and drinks?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a first year engineering student. I share my food with my friends at college every day. I had a stiff neck today. So I researched online and my search leads me to read about bacterial meningitis. I freaked out because I had never heard about meningitis. About its prevention, the a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Firstly, let me assure you that you do not have meningitis because people with meningitis cannot write as you do. It presents with a severe headache associated with vomiting and a very high-grade fever. The headache is so severe that some peo... Read Full »