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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I have back problem and it is getting worse on having medications. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I need some advice on a back problem. I have it for almost two years. I went to a doctor in my area for my issue, and he took an X-rays, and it shows a mild inflammation in my lower spine. He gave me medication to bring down the swelling and told me to use it for 10 days. However, it ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mild scoliosis in the lumbar region, and there is a suspicion of inflamed sacroiliac joints (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Have you had ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein), urine routine, which are the markers fo...  Read Full »

How to manage pimples?

Query: Hi doctor,I have what I thought was a pimple on the right side of my chin. This started about four days ago, but I noticed the dwelling to have gotten bigger yesterday only. However, a few days later, the inflammation area seems to have gotten more significant than what a pimple would typically have...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from an infected pimple on the right side of your chin, which is painful, inflamed, and getting more extensive than a regular spot. Pimple usually results from ...  Read Full »

Why am I having persistent cough and high ESR?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having persistence cough for over four weeks and high ESR of 66 and X-ray result show swollen lymph nodes as well but just finished using antibiotics and cough syrup. Presently cough has reduced. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and here is my advise. Your mentioned symptoms could be from a bronchitis-like inflammatory condition and so, enlarged lymph nodes can be present. Your symptoms have improved and so, now no further medication is advised and close clinical m...  Read Full »

Will penis pump injury cause structural damage to bucks fascia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain right under glans. Three years ago, I suffered an injury from a penis pump. There was a mild hematoma right behind the urethra and some itching or burning pain in that exact area lasted about a week and then went away. A month later, I got another injury from the penis pum...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems to be inflammation and irritation. You are talking about typical pain at the tip of the penis, especially after masturbation more severely when you urinate. This pain is mostly due to irritants like the lubricants or soap you use during masturbation or even ba...  Read Full »

What causes muscle and joint pain with inflammation of the body?

Query: I am 51, female and a T2 diabetic. I have hashimoto disease and my thyroid swings the pendulum from over to under active at least 3x a year so meds are adjusted accordingly. My iron is low, ferritin is 10. Regular blood tests show high cholesterol, normal liver enzymes and normal WCB. I also have in...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi ma’am Welcome to icliniq Thank you for writing us and i am concern about you. Ma’am actually looking at your history we cannot say that you have ms or parkinsons. There can be various reasons for such pain and muscle spasm in neck region. First of all as you have mentioned you have ...  Read Full »

What is the bump on the underside of the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed a large, hard lump on the underside of my tongue. It is grayish white in color and does not hurt at all. It feels like a hard ball in my tongue. Also, I have other small red bumps. I do not know how long they have been there and I just noticed it before two days. These ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The hard lump under your tongue is mostly inflammation which usually gets very hard due to the structure of tongue. The bumps are formed when the inflamed tongue presses against the teeth causing that particular pattern.The inflammation of tongue usually becomes very h...  Read Full »

What causes red spots in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, Please see the attached pictures of my mouth. The lump on top of my mouth is a torus. I have a red spot on the side of it though. What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You do not have to worry about these red spots (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Those are normally seen on the palate due to minor blood clots formed due to either some pressure applied on the palate by tongue or even without any cause. It happens due to ...  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 bigge...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for persistent burning sensation in penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing a burning sensation in the penis for the past two months. Urine routine test and sonography of KUB done. All reports are normal. I have taken multi rounds of antibiotics, but it did not help. I was having problems with constipation and early signs of piles and this bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need to know a few more details. Are you sexually active? If yes, any sexual contact with an unknown person? How many days of Doxycycline was taken? Does your burning increase after passing urine or after ejaculation? Any fever earlier? What is the frequency of ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for wrist pain with weight lifting?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I am experiencing pain in my left wrist whenever I carry weight. At first, I presumed it was too much weight so I lowered the weight, but my left wrist continues to have pain. I tested using different things such as posture and time length, but the pain continues. I am tryin...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Kumar

Rheumatologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Left wrist pain can be due to many reasons at your age. 1. Mechanical pain / soft tissue rheumatism, usually occurs around one point of joint and not diffuse around joints. It is activity related like it occurs only after activity or in some certain specific work or...  Read Full »

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