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My 7 year old daughter has repeated urine infections. How to clear it out?

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-year-old daughter has a urine infection. We have done a urine culture as well as regular analysis and found that there is an infection. She has had this problem for a long time. She has a bad habit of holding her urine for a long time until she can hold it no more. She also faces ...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer a few questions- 1. From what age did she start having UTIs (urinary tract infections)? 2. How often does she get UTIs? 3. Does she have a fever now? 4. How is the general condition? Once this episode resolves, in my suggestion, she needs an ultrasound K...  Read Full »

I do not have any systemic issues but still gaining a lot of weight. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am becoming overweight day by day. I do not have any problems with thyroid or any other systemic issues. So, what can I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you have a weight gain related issue. Orlistat is a very good drug to lose weight, but it should not be taken with anything else. Also, I suggest that you exercise 60 minutes daily and eat fruits a...  Read Full »

Does diverticulitis increase the risk of colon cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having lower left pelvic pain, so I got a CT scan of the abdomen done. I was diagnosed with mild diverticulitis and diverticulosis. The doctor gave me Flagyl and Cipro. Is it serious? Can this lead to colon cancer? I am very scared. How can you tell that it is diverticuliti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, diverticulum is a common condition, and most patients remain asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. The risk associated with this condition are diverticulitis, which is an infection of the diverticulum pouch, and risk of bleeding. Approximately 75 to 80 per...  Read Full »

I have had abdominal pain and stomach flutter for over three months. What can be the reason behind this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, and I am concerned about my health. I had an episode of possible food-borne illness, three months back. That time, I had shivers, fluttering pain in lower abdomen, fever, and high bilirubin. The symptoms have gone, except for occasional fluttering. My bilirubi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely, it is gastroenteritis or stomach flu. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves the stomach and small intestine. Signs and symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, backache, lack of energy, and dehydration. How...  Read Full »

Could you please interpret my reports and tell me if I have IBS or any other disease?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past seven days, I feel that there is a change in my bowel habits. According to the Bristol chart, I think my stool structure may be a type 3 to 5. I pass my stool quite comfortably every morning. But, after this, when I pass stools during the day, I have to use some force. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have raised do not seem abnormal. Stool frequency can normally vary from three times a day to thrice a week. A good defecation in the morning is definitely a healthy sign. Any passage of stool during the rest of the day depends only on the stimulus as ...  Read Full »

What can be done to prevent outcomes from oleander flowers that I ate without knowing their toxicity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60 year old male, who weighs 165 kg, and I am 172 cm tall. I have a bowel problem, and so I have recently become a vegetarian. I ate three oleander plant flowers 18 hours ago with my evening meal, not knowing they were toxic, as I am not a gardener. I found out that they were t...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Oleander is a cardiac toxin, and it presents as lightheadedness, vomiting, and occasionally cardiac problems. Ideally, it is advisable to get admitted, and cardiac monitoring should be done. In the home, management can be problematic if there are any cardiac issues. So, m...  Read Full »

Is Amikacin a safer option to treat UTI while breastfeeding?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36 year old female. I am currently breast feeding. I am suffering from severe UTI since 20 days. My gynecologist suggested Ceftum, Citralka, and Urispas for three days. After taking the course I was fine for two days. But, after two days, the UTI symptoms came back, but not as se...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are suffering from a urinary tract infection with E.coli. Nitrofurantoin is the correct medicine, as per your urine culture report. As the infection is severe, your symptoms...  Read Full »

I suffer from a severe cold and running nose, and I am taking antibiotics. Can I use an over-the-counter nasal spray for better relief?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very severe cold with a runny nose and a lot of cough and sneezing. I am taking Amoxicillin with Ibugesic plus for fever. Now, can I take any over-the-counter nasal spray which can give instant relief?  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Parvez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best home remedy will be to take a steam inhalation four to five times a day. Regarding the nasal spray, taking Nasivion nasal spray (Oxymetazoline), two sprays in each nostril, twice a day for three days might provide some relief. If your symptoms persist consult ...  Read Full »

Is increased fasting glucose level a threat to the lifespan?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male, and I checked my blood sugar levels yesterday. My fasting blood glucose is 267 mg/dL, HbA1C is 8.8 %, and microalbumin is 24. Is it very critical? I am worried about my lifespan. Is it highly dangerous to the kidney and heart? Can I marry? Please help me. Thank...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and your test results (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I must say that you have diabetes and that you should be started on treatment as soon as possible. I suggest you start tablet Glycinorm M 30 (combination of Gliclazide a...  Read Full »

Can I bring my increased blood sugar levels back to normal with exercises?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my blood sugar level tested after nine hours of fasting, and it was 138 g/dL. Am I diabetic? Nine hours back, I had a cold drink and burger, and I am overweight. Will my blood sugar level reduce if I exercise and reduce weight?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. I cannot say on just one high reading that you have diabetes. You need to do a HbA1C test to be sure of this. Yes, the meal which you described can give high blood sugar levels. If you modify your lifestyle, then definitely you can help yourse...  Read Full »

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