Omega Fatty Acids

Omega fatty acids are a type of essential fat that one must get from their diet. Its common types are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are used to produce eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are important signaling molecules. The common food sources include fatty fish, flax seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, etc.

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Can I use Cotaryl cream for dry and flaky skin?

Query: Hi Doctor, I am suffering a disease called Ichthyosis. It is genetically causing dry skin problem and fish like scales. Kindly help me with a solution for this.  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us.Ichthyosis as you rightly mentioned is a genetic condition leading to excessively dry and flaky skin. There is no cure for this condition, but it can be controlled by using right medications and thus bringing the normal texture back. For the same, follow these suggesti...  Read Full »

What can I do for my dry eye problems caused due to computer usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having dry eye problems since the last three years due to heavy computer usage. The eyes feel dry, and sometimes there is burning. Reading strains my eyes. I take Omega 369 tablets when this problem occurs, and then I would be alright for 15 to 30 days. But, it would resurface af...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no permanent treatment for dry eyes. The treatment options are: Take a break after every hour of computer work. Blink a lot. Apply cold compresses. Use anti-glare glasses. Use lubricating eyedrop frequently like refresh tears. You may use either Omega-3 fatty...  Read Full »

How can I keep my heart and brain healthy?

Query: Hello doctor,I started getting muscular in the past month. I increased my diet and ate a lot to build my body for weight lifting. Now, I began to feel suffocated always, and my concentration is lacking currently. And I feel like my heart has lost its capacity.I have stopped going to the gym, and I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You are too young to think of such suffocation. The gym is an excellent and healthy physical activity. If you cannot continue gymming, I suggest you go jogging, walk long distances, and breathe fresh air.Regarding your diet, it is advisable to avoid fatty and high-calori...  Read Full »

Can chronic asthma and food allergies be the cause of raised eosinophils?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a quick question concerning my son's laboratory results. He is 13 years old and he has asthma from four years of age. He has been taking Flonase daily for a long time, and once in a while, he uses an Albuterol inhaler. Recently, he started having upper abdominal pain and right-s...  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Eosinophilia (raised eosinophils) is known to be seen in allergy or asthmatic patients. In fact, it is one of the clinical markers of allergic illness. The eosinophil count is borderline high (not so significant as a matter of concern). If...  Read Full »

Why am I having a constant feeling of anxiety with negative thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female, and I am a doctor myself. I just graduated from college and got a job. I have this constant feeling of anxiety, and my heart rate does not seem to get lowered. I cannot shut my mind from worrying about what might happen in the future, I always think of the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A lot of individuals at your age suffer such anticipatory anxiety and stress about future. You are in a job and have anticipation about the things that are not going to happen. You are thinking about the worst scenario, not...  Read Full »

How to tackle my recent breakup?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old engineering student. Life has been good to me for all these years. Eight months ago I met a girl, and since I met her, I have not spent a day without talking to her, and it was a long distance relationship. Now, I was very inexperienced when it comes to love as it requ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iciniq.com. I have read the details you provided, and I can understand your concern. It is good that you have improved yourself and are doing fine now. Your primary concern is that you are not able to forget the past and this is bothering you. You are just 20, and you have your wh...  Read Full »

Why am I getting negative thoughts regarding my health?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47 year old healthy female. My problem is that I think too much and I get a lot of negative thoughts about my health throughout the day. I always feel that something is wrong with me. Apart from that I have a healthy lifestyle and go to the gym regularly. These thoughts keep oc...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These kind of ruminations are quite common, especially in premenstrual period. The things that will help you are as follows. Meditate daily for at least half an hour in the morning. Daily write down whatever that comes to your mind uncensored and never read ...  Read Full »

Can Benzoyl peroxide be used for a longer time for acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from acne for five years. I took Accutane for two months and stopped it recently due to side effects. My acne again started to come back after a month. Now, I am following a diet with no sugar or fast food and fewer dairy products. Also, I am using Benzoyl peroxide face was...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use Benzoyl peroxide continuously until you have any side effects like itching, rash and dryness of skin. Also, you should stop immediately once you know that you are pregnant or you can stop once you are planning to get pregnant. IIt does not have any effect on ...  Read Full »

What causes a person to clench their teeth while sleeping?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is having some clinching while sleeping for a couple of days. I am attaching her blood reports here. Please do check and provide your feedback. She is also under medication for benign seizures and taking syrup Tegretol 2% 5 ml every 12 hours for one year.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.As per the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), they seem fine. There are nothing much to worry about with regards to the reports. However, as per the history, I would suggest that if these clinching episodes are occurring daily or once in two...  Read Full »

Why am I still suffering from depression and anxiety even after taking medicines for four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on depression and anxiety medications for four years. I found out that I had depression because I stopped eating and landed in the hospital for being malnourished. I was exhausted with antidepressant and anxiety medicine. Now I am not sure whether it is the feeling of my body ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depression and anxiety treatment should be given for long duration for best results. Even with medicine, your symptoms are persistent, so this is not the time to stop the medicines. But, the prescription should be evaluated. Do not think of reducing the doses ...  Read Full »

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