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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I have a white circle at the site of spider bite. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I got bitten by what I am thinking a spider a week back. I figured since it seemed to have a little white and liquid coming out. So, I squeezed it. It has been four days and the bite is painful. Now I have a white circle where it once was just red and oozing. I have tried Cortisone but...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It got infected now with necrotic material inside. Cortisone is not helpful, it may worsen the infection. You need antibiotics, I would say topical antibiotics if necrotic material and redness is not there. But now you need oral antibiotics. Consult your doctor. He may ...  Read Full »

I have had an infection in my leg and developed a huge blister on the same leg overnight. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a huge blister on my leg that showed up overnight. Also, I have another infection on the same leg. Can you tell me what it is and how to deal with it? In addition, I have been taking the tablet Doxycycline for the infection. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. This is a furuncle-bacterial infection (Staphylococcus and Streptococcus bacteria cause this infection) of hair follicles with inflammation of surrounding skin that forms a painful papule (bump). Later it gets fill...  Read Full »

Does my symptoms point towards autoimmune disease?

Query: Hello doctor,Based on the following, do I have an autoimmune disease:An overall feeling of sickness.Irregular heartbeat sometimes.Swollen and painful joints.Swollen legs, ankles, fingers, and toes.Headaches sometimes.Shortness of breath.Psoriasis arthritis.Visual problems, burning, itching, very dry...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. Things which favor the diagnosis of autoimmune disease in your case are as follows: Pain and swelling of joints. Puffiness of hands and feet. Dryness of mouth and eyes. Psoriasis. You need to be investigated for UCTD (undifferentiat...  Read Full »

Hb is 10.3, platelets 5.86 lakhs, in a 5 year old child. What is the problem?

Query: Hello doctor, A 5-year-old girl baby blood report is Hb 10.3, platelets count 5.86 lakhs per cubic mm, PCV 30.9 %, ESR 75 mm per hour. Please, can you tell me what is the problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a non-specific marker and raised in any inflammation, infection, etc., like condition. So, rule out any infection or inflammatory foci if present as the total leukocyte count is also high. For that, physical examination and au...  Read Full »

I have a small bump on my head. Is it because my mom was hit when pregnant?

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 »

Why is one of my legs swollen to twice the size of other?

Query: Hi doctor,My left leg is swollen to twice the size of my right leg. I am 65 years old and weigh 72 kg. I am currently on painkillers as it hurts like hell. Could you please advise?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and can understand you are worried about your leg swelling. It can be due to one of the many reasons like: Compromised blood supply to the area. Blocked venous drainage. Blocked lymphatic drainage. Infection. Inflammation of the ...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of pus accumulation in my leg's wound?

Query: Hello doctor, My left leg suffered from a gigantic wound. Firstly, that looked like filaria but after some time, it became yellow and full of pus. And now pus is flowing.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. As you have developed pus inside your leg that means your leg is severely infected. In my opinion, you need surgical intervention in the form of incision and drainage of the w...  Read Full »

My WBC level and ANC are low. Could it be due to the gastric issues I have?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got my blood test done, and the reports showed neutrophils were 0.4 neutrophils/mcL, and WBC were 3000 WBC/mL. My doctor suggested a repeat of the blood tests within three days and also asked me to get tested for a number of inflammatory diseases like celiac disease. My blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Apart from the low WBC (white blood cell) count, low neutrophils, and high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, you do not have any other abnormalities. The common causes of leukopenia (low WBC count) are: Decreased production in the ...  Read Full »

How can the penis foreskin be brought back to proper place?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday my penis foreskin suddenly moved back and did not come back to proper place. Glans is still open and pain is there. Please suggest the way to restore that. Please guide me on how to pull it back.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This condition is probably paraphimosis and it needs urgent treatment. If you are not able to pull back it by yourself then consult a surgeon or doctor as soon as possible. He may correct it immediately as of now and may recommend surgery for further depending on the se...  Read Full »

Which antibiotic cream can be used for balanitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about the symptoms that are appearing on my penis head since past five days. I am not sure about what it is. Let me give you a bit of history. About five weeks ago, I had a body massage, but instead of the body massage, they gave massage to my penis with some gel. I am not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is likely to be due to balanitis either due to infection or irritation (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Maintaining the hygiene is the most important. Clean the area with warm water two to three times daily. Avoid all harsh soaps or irritant. You can...  Read Full »

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