Multivitamin

Multivitamins are supplements containing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and sometimes herbs. It is said to improve health, lowers the risk of some health conditions, and compensates for people who eat poorly. It also said to reduce the risk of some heart diseases.

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Is a blood oxygen level of 92 percent normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have difficulty in breathing, and my oxygen level is 92 percent.  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Infectious Diseases Specialist, Microbiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to start with a steroid if SpO2 goes less than 90%. For now, we will start with anti-inflammatory, multivitamin, and antiviral drugs. 1. Tablet Combiflam (Ibuprofen + Paracetamol) 1 tablet in the morning, afternoon, and night (after food). 2. Tablet Li...  Read Full »

Is diarrhea a symptom of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have diarrhea for a week. I took multivitamins, Loperamide, and sodium ascorbate daily. I was told that diarrhea is one of the symptoms of COVID-19. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Diarrhea can be a symptom of COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). You have an unlikely cause to have it as your respiratory rate is in reference range and your body temperature is low indicating a sign of undernutrit...  Read Full »

Please suggest supplements or vitamins for older adults.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about the supplements or vitamins highly recommended for elderly persons of more than 65 years of age in both men and women. My father is a smoker and alcoholic. My mother suffers from back or groin pain. She uses to have a massage or painkillers. She cannot keep her finge...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common causes of joint and body pain. It can further lead to calcium deficiency. Taking fish oil in the diet helps a lot. I suggest your parents to do some blood tests to rule out the cause behind these persistent aches in joints. Hyp...  Read Full »

Why is it not advisable to take ayurvedic multivitamins while taking Thyronorm?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on treatment for my anxiety, and I am taking Paxidep 37.5 for the last two years. And I am taking Thyronorm 75 mcg for my hypothyroidism. Can I start with an ayurvedic booster like Zandu vitality booster once a day for feeling lethargic and for low energy?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from anxiety. You are a known case of hypothyroidism. You are on Paxidep and Thyronorm. You want to take an ayurvedic booster called Zandu with your currently using m...  Read Full »

How do you get pityriasis versicolor?

Query: Hi doctor, I have always had some spots on my arms brighter than the rest of my skin, but they were very few and almost invisible. Two months before, I bought a body cream that I thought would make the skin even, but it had the opposite effect. The spots were not present on my legs before, but now ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest you the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Take care.  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to take a supplement to improve and boost brain functions?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask if supplementing on Citicoline (Cognizin) is safe. I need a boost in the workplace to support my focus and productivity. I need approval from a doctor to ensure its safety.  Read Full »


Dr. Aleph

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Citicoline is a chemical that is normally produced in our brains, which helps in cognitive function and is prescribed for patients with Alzheimer's and common cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke and Parkinson's. I have not encountered studies wherein this drug has...  Read Full »

Please suggest home remedies for loss of sensation in the penis.

Query: Hello doctor, I used to masturbate vigorously (roughly) using a cloth with excessive friction. Now, I am not sensing the feeling on top of the penis as it used to be. I am feeling the penis except for the top part. Please suggest some home treatments and natural treatments.  Read Full »


Dr. Ritu Kant Singh

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is worrying, but you need not worry much since it can be treated. But before treatment starts, I need to know more about your problems. It is better to do a video consultation for proper assessment.  Read Full »

How often can Bandy plus syrup be given to a 20-month-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 20 months old and her weight is only 10.5 kg. She is not increasing her weight. But, she is very active. We had given Bandy syrup for worm problem, but still she keeps her fingers near anus. I would like to know the reason for such behavior. Could you please suggest me wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Weight of 10.5 kg for 20 months old child seems a little bit less, but not that much of a cause to worry. Syrup Bandy (Albendazole and Ivermectin) can be given every six months once for worms. I would advise that all people living with the child should take a tablet or sy...  Read Full »

Why do I have red bumps on my knuckles?

Query: Hi doctor,For as many years as I can remember I have these red bumps on my knuckles on the top of my hand. The funny thing is, every time when I am pregnant they disappear. Can you tell me what it could possibly be? I have eczema, but that does not go away during pregnancy.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your pictures and descriptions (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like knuckle hyperpigmentation. It can occur in certain dermatological conditions like vitamin B12 deficiency, allergic contact dermatitis and SLE (systemic lup...  Read Full »

How common is oral HSV-2 infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I was recently diagnosed with HSV 2. I am having both genial and oral lesions. What is the best dosage of Valtrex to kill virus? Also, is HIV 2 oral infection uncommon one? I had shingles before 10 years and at that my doctor believed it as HSV 2. My IgG blood test showed HSV 1 0.06 and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, oral HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus) is uncommon, but it can be the cause. Same way HSV 1 is mostly oral, but it can cause genital disease too. The dosage of Valtrex (Valaciclovir) differs according to the course of the disease such as initial disease episode and recurr...  Read Full »

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