Metronidazole

Metronidazole is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication and is used to treat infections caused by bacteria and some protozoa. It is commonly used for pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial vaginosis, endocarditis, gastroenteritis, trichomoniasis, and amebiasis. It belongs to the group of drugs called Nitrimidazole.

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How are stomach pain and diarrhea treated?

Query: Hi doctor, For around two weeks, I have had sharp excruciating pain in my stomach and diarrhea. I cannot hold my food down and the frequency of pain is constant. I have diarrhea for every 30 to 60 minutes. I also have sharp pains in my kidney area. My current medication includes Omeprazole 40 mg, B...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in abdomen and diarrhea may be due to gastroenteritis, worm infestation, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Kidney pain may be due to stones or UTI (urinary tract infection). I would suggest you to carry out ultrasound examination of abdomen, stool examinatio...  Read Full »

How do oral herpes sore look?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I had a sore on the outside of my lower gum. My girlfriend, who is a dental assistant, told me that it is just a canker sore and it will go away. Now, I have one on the inside of the upper gum towards the roof of my mouth. If the second one is also a canker sore or is this som...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are called aphthous ulcers and commonly known as canker sores (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reason why they occur is unknown. It could be a good allergy or vitamin B12 deficiency or stress ulcers. They occur as often as every two to three mo...  Read Full »

What could be the possible diagnosis of scaly rashes on the cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I got some skin rashes on my cheeks and tried Metronidazole gel for one week, but no improvement is happening. As well the skin is dry and skin particles are falling off. No itchiness. See the attached picture.  Read Full »


Dr. Charu Bansal

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can very well appreciate the redness over your both cheeks, around lips, and some redness on my ears also along with a raised lesion on the left cheek. My best possible diagnosis is rosacea....  Read Full »

What could be the small painless bump on the left end of the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. There is a small bump on my gum. It is not that painful. I tried pressing it, and there is yellow pus that came out of it. It is just so bothering and becomes painful whenever I eat. The bump is close to my teeth located at the far left end of my mouth. I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly help me by uploading an image of the swollen lump along with the tooth as soon as possible. I will assist immediately as I receive an image. It is diagnostically important. I suspect periapical abscess. Long term abscess might lead to bone loss and mobility. ...  Read Full »

I face bowel problem whenever I go to my native. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male. I came to my native recently for my holidays. I have an issue of frequent bowel movements of around six times a day. But, it is normal and not loose. I also feel some irritation and heat during bowel movement. Also, this is the second episode. First time I got ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem that you are facing occurs only during your stay at home town means it is either due to some infection or change in food type. Sometimes, entameba infection can cause this. Otherwise, milk allergy can also lead to a similar kind of symptoms. So, make a note ...  Read Full »

What could cause small bumps in tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have hurt places on my tongue, and I am currently scared because I never had any type of oral engagement and I am nervous. I have very small bumps, but I think I may be overreacting.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Upload an image of the bumps having white ulcers, they can be as simple as an aphthous ulcer to many serious issues. As you have mentioned no oral engagement, please do not take it otherwise but if you are comfortable letting me know if any history of unprotected ...  Read Full »

Why is my mother having stomach cramps?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been suffering with motions and vomitings for a week. She also complained of severe stomach cramp every 15 to 20 minutes. Sudden sweating and nausea whenever she eats or drinks anything. She is getting tired even if she sits for an hour. What could be the possible reasons a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please give me some more information. Did she have the diarrhea before or after starting Norflox (Norfloxacin) and Zolerab (combination of Rabeprazole and Domperidone)? Does she have fever and chills? Did she observe yellow color of her eyes or change in the color of...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent lump externally around anus?

Query: Hello doctor, Eight months before, I felt a small lump around the right side of my anus area, (before I had itching around the anus for several months). Later that lump became larger and painful in a week. I consulted a homeopathic doctor and he gave me medicines (Paeonia off Q, Acid muraticum, Aci...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you have a perianal abscess. Perianal means around anus and abscess means collection of pus. It can be secondary to chronic itching and excoriation of the skin resulting in abscess formation. It can occur secondary to poor hygiene in and around the anal area...  Read Full »

What are the safe recommendations for bacterial vaginosis during early stage of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am four weeks pregnant and I have BV (vaginosis) and some candida hyphae. My gynecologist prescribed me to apply internally Zidoval gel for five nights and then take two days break and apply Canesten soft gel pessary the following night. I already asked her if it is safe to take durin...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As such local application is somewhat safe and if you have diagnosed infection then it is always a query whether to take or not. If the infection is not much severe then you can wait for 12 weeks of pregnancy and then take the medicines. In early pregnancy there are ma...  Read Full »

Why is my bite wound not healing from a month?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I bit my cheeks while eating. I still have a small gray circular spot inside the cheek. It has lessened in color and size, but is still there. It does not hurt and is not a lump. What is it? Should I be worried? It feels like the rest of my cheek except it has a fain...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about it. If it becomes painful and fails to heal completely in the next two weeks or have drainage from it or if you develop fever, then I would suggest using topical medication like topical Metronidazole gel. Revert back for further doubts to an internal me...  Read Full »

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