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The body's defense mechanism to protect you from the harmful effects of infection, injury, or disease is called inflammation. Without an inflammatory response, the damaged tissue will not be able to heal. The symptoms of inflammation are pain, redness, immobility, heat, and swelling.

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Can chewing sunflower seeds cause flare up of geographic tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed this on the side of my husband. It is only on the left side. He does have a geographic tongue but has never had a flare on that side at all. He has been chewing sunflower seeds like crazy due to softball season going on. He does not have aids or any immune system issues. He trie...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is just slight inflammatory reaction of tongue epithelium. Nothing to be worried about. It changes according to diet and will become normal in few days or week. Is there any irritation or burning sensation?   Read Full »

What could cause abdominal pain immediately after eating?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old son always complains of abdominal pains especially immediately after he takes breakfast. Today he has the same abdominal pain and joint pains, cold palms, and feet. He has this problem for the past one year.  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your son is getting pain after eating, it suggests he might be having gastric irritation which in turn causes few conditions. It could be: 1. Infection - can be cured by antibiotics. 2. Inflammation - needs only antacid medications. 3. Pancreatitis - inflammation...  Read Full »

How can inflammation of skin behind last tooth be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My 16-year-old daughter is having inflammation of skin behind her inner tooth, the last one may be wisdom tooth. She has intense pain and is not able to move her jaw properly while eating food. This started two days ago. She had vomiting and stomach pain three days back. She was having...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it looks like inflammation of the gum flap.over the wisdom tooth. This condition is known as pericoronitis. The wisdom tooth, however, looks misaligned and impacted but for con...  Read Full »

Why are the stitches in my mouth coming loose?

Query: Hi doctor, I had gum graft surgery a couple of days ago. Now, the swelling has gone down around the graft site. I am noticing that some of my stitches on one side are loose and coming out. Should I be worried about this? There is no bleeding. Otherwise, it appears to be healing. I have attached phot...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The suture or stitches are self-dissolving, they will get loosen and dissolve in the course of time. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The gum grafts are adequately placed and tight as required. You do not need to worry about it....  Read Full »

My current cream does not prevent breakouts. Please suggest some cream to prevent acne during summer.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been struggling with acne since puberty. I am 22-year-old now. I use topical gel (2% Erythromycin + 0.05 Isotretinoin) and Azeliec 20% and exfoliate cream with AHA & BHA. I still have breakouts. Summer is here, and it may reach 40 degrees Celcius, and humidity is high. And I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. First, you need to understand acne is often a recurring condition, and you can experience frequent worsening due to stress, hormonal changes, periods, or fast food. Avoid fast food and take plenty of liquids and fresh food, especially in t...  Read Full »

My biopsy report shows low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My doctor did a biopsy and the result showed a low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL). Acute inflammation and associated reactive change are also noted. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), they have found inflammatory changes at the cervix and a low-grade intraepithelial neoplasia as well. For that, you need a colposcopy. Conservative treatment by ablation or excision of a transformationa...  Read Full »

What could be the small itchy red spot on the breast?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two months, I found a red dot on my breast. It does not hurt, but it is itchy sometimes. What should I do? When I am sweating it gets more red and itchy. I have this from six weeks ago. After three weeks, it got better and almost disappeared, but now it got again bigger an...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on the pictures and your description, it does not look like any pimple or infection at present. It looks like a small inflammatory spot, mostly secondary to some t...  Read Full »

How can I manage intense abdominal pain during my period?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe and uncomfortable abdominal pain when I have my monthly period. My menstrual cycle and pain last for 5 to 6 days each month.  Read Full »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your symptoms. It looks like the regular pain that comes on during the menstrual cycle. So I just want to know if you have any medical conditions like hypothyroidism, diabetes or any other general medical conditions if you have had any surgery in the past, i...  Read Full »

What could cause a sensitive bump on the top of clitoris?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a little red bump on the top of my labia minora (right underneath the clitoris). It looks a bit swollen and it is sensitive to touch. I did notice a small bump on the outer side of that labia minora too but I cannot be certain that was not there before. I have had Bartholin's cy...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Zachariah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your text mentions the lump to be below the clitoris, so is it just above the opening where you pass urine (urethra)? In that case, it could be a urethral caruncle? You can search for the images of the urethral caruncle and see if it matches your problem. If not send m...  Read Full »

How to treat perioral dermatitis presenting with skin burning?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is suffering from perioral dermatitis for two years. He was prescribed Tacrolimus, Eucrisa, Metronidazole 75 mg, and Cephalexin 250 mg. Now, his condition got worse. He suffers from skin burning. I do not know what to do. Please help us.   Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After looking at the picture, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it looks like inflammation. You should use a very mild cleanser on his face like Cetaphil (Methyl Paraben with water) or Cerave (Water with Glycerin) and you can apply a gentle moisturizer to...  Read Full »

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