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An infection is when a foreign organism invades our body, multiplies, and colonize in the body and damages the tissue. The organism can enter the body through skin contact, eating contaminated food, inhaling spores, exchanging bodily fluids, and touching an infected surface. Viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections are a few types of infection.

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Can a person travel with an infected surgical site?

Query: Hello doctor, Two and a half weeks ago, I underwent an exploratory laparotomy that resulted in an appendectomy. Yesterday, I went to see my primary care physician who diagnosed a surgical site infection. I was given Cephalexin three times per day for ten days. My question is about traveling in my cu...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be very difficult for me to recommend anything without a clinical examination. The extent of wound infection would determine whether you could go or not. A mild infection which does not require a daily dressing will not hinder you from going. But if the infection...  Read Full »

I had an abortion and I did not have my drugs as doctor suggested. Will I be having infertility or infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion a week ago, and the doctor suggested me to take two pills at a time, but I have taken one tablet at each time. Will I be having any problem in future like infertility or infection? Will my uterus get cleaned due to this?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The question is not entirely clear. Have you already aborted or yet to bleed, and what is the name of the pill? Any pill used for abortions are safe and have to be taken in full and advised doses to get the best results. They never affect the uterus adversely. They a...  Read Full »

I have had recurrent chest pain after I got influenza. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had chest pain since the last day after I bent down and got up. I had this similar pain one month ago when I had influenza A. Since then, the pain has been getting worse, especially when I try to take a deep breath. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the symptoms explained by you, it is more likely related to extracardiac origin pain. The pain is position modulated which is likely related to an infection or inflammation. In this regard, physical examination, chest X-ray, complete...  Read Full »

I am having a hard lump between my testicles and the opening of my anus. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I found this lumpy thing between my testicles and the opening of my anus. I have had a couple of boils before in that area a few years back. I found this a few days ago as I was showering. It does not hurt and it is hard. Maybe it is scar tissue, or something else? Do I need to investigate...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks a little red (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Most probably, it is an infection of the hair follicle (similar to a boil). Keep the area clean and dry. Apply Mupirocin cream twice a day and take the tablet Azithromycin 500 mg in the morni...  Read Full »

My wife has the urge to pass stools frequently. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife, around 40 years old, has anterior abdominal pain. She has the urge to pass stool most of the time. She says it is a band-like pain stretching from left to right. She had constipation a couple of days ago. Now stool is normal. She had a similar issue a couple of months ago but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. This looks like an intestine infection. I would suggest the same medication for three days, and for pain, I would suggest tablet Cyclopam (Dicyclomine and Paracetamol). Also, ask her to avoid oily and spicy food and intake more liquids. Th...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing a burning sensation in the vagina after penetrative sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female with a height of five feet three inches and a weight of 154 lbs. When I have penetrating sex, I get a burning sensation in the vagina. Also, when the penis goes back and forth, I feel bad, and I try to push it out. It started ever since I had sex and my sex driv...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It can be due to • Dryness caused due to infection, improper foreplay, dehydration, age factor, hormonal imbalance. You can try natural ways by increasing foreplay and lubrication. You can use lubricants KY Gel (which works bet...  Read Full »

Why is there no relief in skin infection around genital area even after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from skin disease and three different skin infections are observed in my abdominal and genital area. Small white pits on bottom of penis and prepuce, red patch in the mid of both scrotum, and a white round patch on the inner side of thighs just touching the scrotum. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Subramanian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In my opinion, you are having candidal intertrigo. So please avoid creams containing steroids. Just use antifungal cream and powder. Lesions in the scrotum and thighs are fungal lesions...  Read Full »

I found warts near my anal region. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I feel itchiness and burning sensation in my anal hole. It has been for a long time. Maybe for one month. I thought it is because of outside food and spices. Though I do not feel that much pain or anything more than like anything. But today I wanted to see the area. I found one round l...  Read Full »

Dr. Archana. G.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and will try to help you sort out your problems. You have anal polyps and also anal infection which needs treatment. Kindly take antibiotic prophylaxis like Ofloxacin or Norfloxacin full course dosage based on body weight after prescript...  Read Full »

I have had a small bump on my head since childhood. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old female. When my mom was pregnant, her brother hit her tummy by mistake with a ball as he was playing cricket. My mom had felt some strong movements at that time, and I feel this is the reason why I have had a small bump on my head since childhood. It does not pain. It...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no relation between the ball hitting your mother during pregnancy and the lesion on your head. From your history, it seems likely to be a sebaceous cyst (nothing serious). As there is pus currently, you can use antibiotics. I suggest showing it to a physi...  Read Full »

I have had blood stains following sex recently. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I never used to have a blood stain after sex. But now I am shocked to see blood stains following sex. I do not know if it is an infection, and have not taken any medicine. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! There are multiple reasons to have vaginal bleeding post-sex, which can include: 1. An infection in the vagina can cause bleeding itself, or lead to dryness and cause bleeding during or post-sex. –Use a tablet. Doxycycline 100 mg t...  Read Full »

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