Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria and yeasts that help keep our gut healthy. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the two most common types of probiotics. Probiotics food includes yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, etc.

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When should I take probiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, When should I take probiotics?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. You can take probiotics in the following conditions: The most common indication is when you have been suffering from diarrhea because it may cause a disturbance in the normal intestinal environment and also loss of normal gut flora. When you ...  Read Full »

Please suggest loose motion tablet.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from loose motion since two days. Please suggest me medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethu Thomas

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get a stool microscopy and stool culture test done at the earliest. If diarrhea is uncontrolled, I suggest you take a dose of Loperamide 2 mg and Probiotics (contains lactobacillus) like Bifilac, twice a day, till diarrhea improves. Also take a Ciprofloxacin a...  Read Full »

What causes the anus to feel wet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wet feeling inside the anus for the past one year. I did a colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, and the doctor said that everything is fine. They said probably the wet feeling is due to sweat. Swab culture and sensitivity report showed up Klebsiella pneumoniae. I took Augmentin 6...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When was the swab culture and sensitivity done? Did you take Augmentin before or after it started? And for how long? Is the discharge purulent, clear or white thick? Do you have any other complaints like pain or itching? Do you have any other medical conditions like di...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sour burps and motions. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from sour burps and motions. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Kindly answer the following questions to guide you further. 1. Do you have a fever, abdominal pain, nausea complaint? 2. What is the frequency of your motion? 3. Is there any blood in stool? 4. What is the duration of your symptoms? 5. Have you taken any tre...  Read Full »

Is my bad breath due to the fever medications I took?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe bad breath problem after taking fever medications for a week. Does it come from my stomach? Please help me, as I am embarrassed.  Read Full »


Dr. (col) Rakesh Karanwal

Cardiologist, Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Neurologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bad breath is due to the destruction of good bacteria in the intestine by antibiotics. I suggest you try probiotics, such as Lactobacilli, thrice daily for two weeks. You will feel better.  Read Full »

Should I seek medical help for the side effects of probiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I had probiotics for two days as I was having issues with constipation and it helped me. Later, I got side effects of nausea, headache, cold and hot sweats, sleepiness, loss of appetite and going to the bathroom more often for the past three days. I discontinued probiotics. Should I seek ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing a precise history. I want you to understand that the probiotics are a different type of good bacteria that takes over your gut flora and start settling in your intestines and take over the existing flora in the gut. Initially, starting...  Read Full »

Do you recommend probiotics for acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acid reflux since 10 years. My H.pylori test is negative. I already overused Pantoprazole and it caused side effects like vitamin B12 deficiency, muscle weakness, etc. So, I would like to discontinue it. I heard that probiotics may heal my problem. Can I use probiotics? If so, th...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Yes, probiotics play a wonderful role in this. In fact the famous probiotic for this purpose available in market are Darolac-IBS and VSL-3 (lactic acid). You can take them twice a day. For further ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of diarrhea and nausea every morning, with terrible sinus headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sinus infection for over eight weeks now. After trying to get rid of it using Neti pot and Flonase, I started taking antibiotics. I had my sinuses scraped about four years ago due to a recurrent sinus infection. I went to a dentist because of a broken tooth, that was cau...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So you have two issues, one is your sinusitis, and the other is diarrhea. Gastritis is probably antibiotic associated, so you need to discuss with your doctor and change the antibiotics that are causing your diarrhea. I would suggest the following for your gastri...  Read Full »

Why am I having white vaginal discharge with weight loss and pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I have white discharge problem since 3 to 4 years. I tested vaginal swab and my reports showed staphylococcus aureus isolated. I have weight loss and pimples problems also.  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. White discharge is a common problem among sexually active females and there are a few things to be kept in mind. 1. Do not take extra care for your private parts by using intimate washes, perfumes, and douches. They wash away your normal protective vaginal flora. Just ...  Read Full »

Why is my stomach making a lot of loud noises?

Query: Hi doctor, My stomach makes a lot of loud noises even though I am not hungry. I have anemia and when I started to take Ferrous sulfate, my stomach noises begin again. I remember that eventually, I started to feel pain along with it. So my doctor adviced me to stop taking the medicine for a month un...  Read Full »


Dr. A V Hussain Shihaz

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Some people do have rumbling noise in the tummy. Is there any associated nausea or vomiting or abdominal distension? Have you lost weight? How is your appetite? You have not mentioned the reason for your taking Ferrous fumarate? What was the cause of your anemia? Was thes...  Read Full »

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