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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How to cure the uncontrolled diabetes causing severe infection in the legs?

Query: Hi doctor,Three years back, I was admitted in an emergency room for severe infection in legs and underwent a surgery. I was diagnosed with uncontrolled diabetes. I was prescribed with tablet Glimepiride 4 mg and 2000 IU of Metformin. I was advised to eat only three meals a day. I faced difficulties ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello,Welcome to It is advisable to take diabetic diet and avoid oranges or white rice. Maintaining an active lifestyle will also help. Consult a dietician for a normal BMI (body mass index). Check your blood sugar level in the laboratory once in a while. If your blood glucose test give...  Read Full »

After cutting my finger very deep, I used a paper stitch on it, but now it feels numb and swollen. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I cut my finger; it was pretty deep with a flap across the nail and the top of the finger. So I went to the drug store and bought paper stitches and hydrogen peroxide. The top of the finger is numb and is now swollen and sore on the second day. Do I need an actual stitch, or will this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If possible, could you please share a photo of the injured finger? Injury across the nail may need the removal of the distal part of the nail, which is dead; otherwise, it will get infected. You may need a nail bed repair if the cut is across the nail bed. Consult w...  Read Full »

Could small red and white pimples on my penis be an indication of a sexually transmitted disease?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, I spotted a few small red and white pimples on my penis. Could that be the possible sign and symptom of any sexually transmitted disease or some kind of microbial infection?  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Depending on the images (attachments have been removed to protect the patient's privacy) you have sent, yes, it can be either a sexually transmitted disease or an infection. It depends on how many days back you had unprotected sexual activity. This can also be an aller...  Read Full »

Why is my son not recovering from fever even after taking two cycles of medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 month old son is not well and the doctor has given him Cacef CV dry syrup and Lizoforce dry suspension. It looks like a bogus to me because he has already run through two cycles of medicines and is not recovering. Always on alternate days, he suffers from a fever.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and went through your son's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your baby's reports I can say there is an elevated lymphocyte count, which is not normal in a viral fever, where usually the neutrophil count is high. There are...  Read Full »

My mother has chronic kidney disease, and her creatinine levels have spiked despite taking medicines. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from chronic kidney disease, and her creatinine level spiked to 3 from 2.4 within a week. She is having issues in breathing. She is in ICU now. Why did this happen even after taking medication? She has a history of diabetes. She is taking Insulin 10 to 20, Neugab...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As she is suffering from chronic kidney disease, she would have also had an acute kidney injury. The most common cause of such an acute insult is an infection. The infection can be in the blood or urine. The other cause could be a cardiac involvement. At present,...  Read Full »

Why is the cut on my hand that is stitched taking more than seven days to heal?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a cut on my hand and its been healing with stitches for the last seven days. I am wondering if it could be infected?  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It suggests a mild infection. I would suggest you clean it with hydrogen peroxide. Apply Betadine cream locally and put a sterile bandage on it. Do it daily till edges become fused. Avoid movement for fast healing. I would suggest you take the following medicines for fi...  Read Full »

I have non-itchy red bumps in my body. What it could be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have raised red bumps on hands, arms, legs, and back of the shoulder. I never had rosacea or eczema or dermatitis or any other skin issues. They are also not itchy.  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are many causes of non-itchy bumps. It could be sarcoidosis, granuloma annulare or acneiform eruption. I would recommend you to upload the pictures of the affected areas so that, I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly. For ...  Read Full »

Why is my fever not going away even after taking Combiflam?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a fever for the last 4 to 5 days, and some two days before, I consulted our family doctor. He prescribed three doses of medicine, I have completed all three doses, but it did not help. Yesterday I had a fever of around 103.5 F. I took a Combiflam tablet, and after an hour, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Finding the cause of fever is more important than taking medicine for the fever. The reason is that medication like Combiflam (Ibuprofen + Paracetamol) will only help reduce fever, but fever will come again. We need to find the reason that is causing the fever. ...  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 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 t...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to protect me from sunlight.

Query: Hi doctor, Two years back during my holidays, I developed a large rash over the whole of my legs. It was described as petechiae when I got back to my native. The infection had got into my blood stream and my white blood cell count was extremely high. It took some time for it to return to normal. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The problem quoted by you as a petechia with blood stream infection and increased white blood cell count is broad in the sense it can include, Sepsis due to bacterial infection. Viral hemorrhagic fever. Parasitic infections. Whatever might be the cause; infe...  Read Full »

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