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 am having little veins and yellow color due to pterygium. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, This query is about pterygium. The redness has subsided since this morning and first noticed this, and just left with little veins and a little yellow color. My GP has advised to leave it a couple of weeks for it to disappear. Please advise if this may be the case.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From what you have described, I feel that you may have had an inflamed pterygium whose inflammation is now reducing with treatment. Pterygium tissue will not dissolve on its own and needs surgery to remove. Although it is possible to slow its growth by lubricants and av...  Read Full »

What to do if I accidently got Fluticasone spray in the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I think my Flonase (Fluticasone) nasal spray bottle was empty . I have no idea what suddenly changed. I started pumping it which I usually have to do when it is empty before I reached my nostril, and a puff sprayed into my left eye. As I heard the sound, I immediately closed my eye, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For how long it is blurry? Did it improve at all or not? Give a thorough wash for at least half an hour with clean water. If the vision improved after washing, then there is no need to be the worry, but if it is still blurry, then you must consult for any corneal les...  Read Full »

I have had chronic inflammation due to HSV types 1 and 2. Kindly suggest the best possible treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female weighing 206 pounds. I have had chronic inflammation due to HSV types 1 and 2. I am having severe shooting headaches and muscle aches due to it. Currently, I am taking tablets Naproxen, Gabapentin, and Valtrex. What is the best treatment for chronic inflammat...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do you have the reports for HSV (herpes simplex virus) and inflammatory markers like ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein), and ferritin? These parameters help assess the cause. I suggest you continue the tablet Na...  Read Full »

Do all my symptoms occur due to lupus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44 year old female, and I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and Sjogren's syndrome, with symptoms dating back to as young as six years old. I have also been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, thyroiditis, Raynaud disease, right-sided heart enlargeme...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The diagnosis of asthma is doubtful as pulmonary issues are seen in conditions you are already suffering from like SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) and rheumatoid arthritis. Basically, the right term for you is MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease), which are assoc...  Read Full »

Does my chest pain sound like a heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had fluctuating elevated blood pressure for three to four years between 135 to 180/85-112 mm of Hg. I did not take any medication. I have had episodes of sudden fainting, pain and burning in the chest. When tested, ECG was fine. But four days ago, it was different. I had felt ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are not typical of a heart attack. They seem to indicate musculoskeletal pain or inflammation. Is the pain triggered by deep breathing or body movements? This would be another argument in favor of a musculo-skeletal pain. The increase in blood pressure ...  Read Full »

Why is there an inflamed area on my top lip?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red and slightly inflamed area on my top lip. It has been there for three to four days and it does not seem to go away. I do not think it is a cold sore as I have never got one and has not gotten any bigger. Please, can I have some advice on what to put? I have attached a few ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I request you to kindly upload a few more good quality slightly close-up images so that I am able to have a better look. A cold sore usually presents with a grape-like cluster of fluid-...  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 »

Can being on your menstrual period raise the platelet count?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. I recently had a full panel of laboratory tests done and my platelet count was elevated as was my hs-CRP. All other reports were in optimal or normal range. My ferritin was on the lower end and my HbA1c was on the higher end of normal. I am currently being treated wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the provided report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the serum ferritin and hemoglobin are within the limit. A slightly elevated platelet and high CRP (C-reactive protein) can be from a temporary inflammation, in which the platelet is raised becaus...  Read Full »

Why do I have pinkish bumps at the back of my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pinkish bumps at the back of my tongue. I do not remember if I ever had them and also, they do not hurt when I touch them. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Are the bumps present all over the tongue? Do they look like inflamed ulcers? Did you eat something very spicy recently? Is there any blood in that area? Kindly revert with the answers. Thank you.   Read Full »

My platelet count is high. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please help me understand my test results? My platelet count is at 1314, and my doctors are unable to give me a specific reason for it.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Let me tell you that you have a high platelet count in your CBC (complete blood count) report. The cause can be primary or secondary reactive. Sometimes following infections, p...  Read Full »

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