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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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

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

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 the ...  Read Full »

Why are there red rashes and white patches seen on the glans and the foreskin?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 63 years old and I am diabetic. I got an allergy last week after taking Febuxostat on the second day. It was given to manage my calculi present in my left kidney. I have some red rashes with white patches on the back of the head of the glans and foreskin. Previously, I had candidiasis...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can use Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream twice daily for seven days in the morning and noon. You can use Candid B (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone) cream at night for ten days. The lesion takes time to get healed in diabetic patients. Please mention whether you have...  Read Full »

Why do I have marks on my legs, which is increasing in size?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old with a weight of 61 kilograms. I have some marks on my legs after an accident. It does not seem to be a mark of injury but it gets increased. I am attaching the picture. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be due to infection. You have got an open wound due to injury and it had got infected. You have not taken any proper precautions. Due to that, you may have developed s...  Read Full »

What is the hard and painless pea-sized lump present in front of my ear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a hard pea-sized lump in front of my ear (preauricular lymph node) that is hard, painless, and does not move. It has been there about six months but has become more prominent that a friend noticed it. I have also just noticed this week another lump appears towards the top or back ...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A lymph node located in the preauricular or the auricular region usually represents infection in the scalp, temples, the eye, or even in the ear. There could be a subtle subclinical chronic infection of the scalp you are probably not aware of. It is always worthwhile to...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of hard bumps behind the ear and neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I got a hard bump behind the ear lobe before few days. It does not hurt or itch but it seems to be hard. After two days, I got a similar hard bump on the back of my upper neck and it seems to be present inside. It is present close to my ears. It does not itch b...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. A lump on the post aural region indicates an infection of the scalp or temple or cheek and it may or may not be symptomatic. Even a subtle fungal infection or dermatitis such as dandruff can be the reason for hav...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my testicular pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I experienced testicular pain for the last 25 days with general discomfort, heaviness in the lower abdomen and pubic area. I feel stressed while sitting and felt better when in bed. No urine infection. I got done Doppler USG, Urine RM, aerobic and anaerobic culture, CBC (complete blood ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Testicular pain has many causes like inflammatory, infective, trauma, and varicocele. In your scenario, it does not seems to be infective. It is rather due to trauma or stretch, as you said after sitting in SUV. It is unlikely varicocele, as you said, Doppler ultrasoun...  Read Full »

Is it something dangerous if you see isolated IgM levels elevated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I have a problem and I need someone to help me. I am going to do an elective surgery and I have done a medical checkup. All the blood tests came back normal. I also did tests for IgG and IgM. IgG came back normal but IgM was elevated with a level of 8.41 g/L. My health...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your IgM (immunoglobulin M) is high but it is not severe. You do not have symptoms and so there is nothing to worry about it. It is not dangerous and IgM is seen during infections. It shows that your body has an infection now and antibodies in the body deal with it. Nor...  Read Full »

How to clear the blood clot present in my finger?

Query: Hello doctor, My finger was pressed between doors around 15 to 20 days ago and blood was clotted in that area. Please refer to the attached pictures. But, since last week, it looks like in the picture.  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through all the data posted. From the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like your finger has got infected. Kindly consult a general surgeon at your local place so that he can examine and drain pus, if present. You also need a ...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for recurrent stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor, It looks like my stomach is upset for the last couple of days. The rate of pain is 6/10, and it is going back and forth. I always feel it at night when I am about to sleep. I feel like there is something wrong with it again. A couple of months ago, I had a check-up, and the doctor the...  Read Full »

Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The various cause of stomach pain can be stomach infection, renal stones, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, cholecystitis, etc. To figure out, I would like you to answer a few questions: Do you have any fever, loose stools, or diarrhea? Do you have any pain whil...  Read Full »

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