Infection

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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What are the most common causes of groin and cervical lymph node enlargement?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has had two enlarged lymph nodes of size 4 mm for the past four weeks. One lymph node is present in the groin, and the other is beneath her ears. Should I be concerned? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your daughter has two enlarged lymph nodes that are 4 mm in size, one in her groin and another one under her ear. The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is a bacteria...  Read Full »

Does injecting food directly in blood prevent lifestyle diseases?

Query: Hi doctor, My greatest desire was to become a doctor. I have a few thoughts to prevent lifestyle diseases. If we smile with inner sad feeling, the brain will think that we are happy. It can be refered to as tricking the brain. Our taste buds are on the tongue and when we eat the brain knows the quan...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is great to know about your dream of becoming a doctor, and it is never too late. You can still give it a go as you are still pretty young by every means and age can never be a hurdle in education. Now coming to your query, the idea is good but not practical because...  Read Full »

I have a thorn deep inside my finger. How can I remove it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a thorn deep in my finger. I can hardly see the tip of it. I have tried using tweezers and baking soda and water mix. It has started to become infected. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your mishap. The most significant concern regarding thorns, splinters, etc., in the tissue, is not really the foreign object itself, but rather the open communicating tract that it forms. This allows microbial pathogens to bypass the protective skin la...  Read Full »

After intercourse, I got a thick liquid with blood. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female. I had unprotected intercourse with my boyfriend last night. Is this safe? Every time after fingering, I had some bleeding. After intercourse, I got a thick liquid with blood. Is this normal? Kindly help me.   Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If you are not sure whether your boyfriend has any sexually transmitted infection, you can do these tests to rule it out. You can do TPHA (treponema pallidum hemagglutination), herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 IgG (immunoglobulin G), her...  Read Full »

Do oral blisters caused by infections or indigestion reoccur after popping them?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed lumps on my lower inner lip, I get a small blister in the same place, just on top of the lump, but my lower lip is full of them, I think. I have no other symptoms, just that it feels swollen on the right side, and the little blister reapers when I pop it, really small with...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are oral ulcers caused by infection or indigestion. So do not worry, sometimes these tiny lumps are due to herpes or candida, but they are more likely oral ulcers only in your case. I would suggest you take a healthy diet such as more green vegetables and frui...  Read Full »

Even after taking antibiotics for cough and stomach pain, there is no relief. Why?

Query: Hi doctorI have been sick on and off for two months. I have had a cough, stuffed nose, body aches, fever and burning when I urinate. I also have had a sharp pain in the stomach and headache. I have taken antibiotics, but they did nothing to me. I am a 45 year old male.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Dhamankar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and symptoms. I feel you need to get evaluated for infectious as well as autoimmune disorders. As per chronicity of the symptoms cough of more than three weeks and stomach ache with burning micturition fits more for infectious disease. As yo...  Read Full »

Is there any serious issue with my blood test report?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a male, who weighs 49 kg and I am 5.6 feet tall. I got my blood test done, and the report showed that my TLC is 5800, neutrophils is 80, lymphocytes are 17, monocytes is 2, hemoglobin is 9.1 g/dL, PCV is 27, total RBC is 3.8, and platelets is 2.3 lakhs. Is there any serious probl...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history provided, the neutrophils count is slightly high, and hemoglobin level is low. Low hemoglobin can be from nutritional anemia, which includes iron-deficiency anemia as well. So, get your serum ferritin and TIBC (total iron binding capacity) tested...  Read Full »

How to manage respiratory tract infections?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like I may be having walking pneumonia or CMV or something. Aside from this, hopefully, you can view my history. I have felt ill for three years on and off. I have subcentimeter swollen and painful lymph nodes all over, but the PET scan was negative and only showed reactive nodes ...  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query, and I saw all the images you have uploaded (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Do not worry. Few individuals tend to suffer from low respiratory immunity, which leads to recurrent low-grade respiratory infection manifesting ...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the swollen lump present in my left neck below my chin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a swollen lump in my left neck under the chin. Sometimes, I feel pain on the left side neck. I visited a few doctors, and they told that I have an infection. They gave me antibiotic, but the swelling is still present. I am a little worried.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.If you could send a picture of the swelling, then it will be more helpful.The doctor has diagnosed it as an infected lymph node, namely the jugulodigastric node that is present in the upper part of the neck below the jaw.The lymph node gets inflamed when there is any in...  Read Full »

How to treat Achilles tendonitis?

Query: Hello doctor, About a week ago, I got off the lounge chair and felt a sharp pain in the back of my left ankle. The pain has not changed during the week. The whole ankle is still swollen.  The pain has not changed, and it radiates from inside the heels up to my Achilles and into the lower back p...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, there is no attachment and hence I could not see the clinical picture. You have mentioned about the pain at the back of your ankle along with swelling over the affected region. The injury as described by you could be Achilles Tendinitis or a partial tear in the ...  Read Full »

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