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Prevent Infectious Diseases

Appropriate precautions for avoiding infections prevent short-term or long-term complications and reduce the risk of transmission of infections to other persons. Get all recommended vaccinations on time. Maintaining hygiene is crucial to preventing infections. Finally, the complete course of treatment should be followed as prescribed by the doctor.

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Does my X-ray indicate past tuberculosis infection?

Query: Hello doctor, Attached herewith is a detailed report of an X-ray with previous pathological indications. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) Chest X-ray as per reports: There is a mild prominence of broncho-vascular markings noted in the visualized bilateral lung fields consistent with bronchitis. Fibrotic...  Read Full »

I doubt if the used glucose strip was new. Can I get infected?

Query: Hi doctor,I got a blood sugar test today using a glucose meter, and the needle (lancet) was completely new. She opened it before me, but I was unsure about the strip. What if it has some blood stains from the nurse's hand or if it was used? Will it cause hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV? She pricked ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and am sorry for such discomfort. You are asking what if the glucose strip was used or had some blood stains from the nurse's hand.The glucose strip cannot be used again, so here in your case, the glucose strip and the glucose meter machine would...  Read Full »

Can I get infections if I am working with unwashed raw foods?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a situation. As I am working a lot with food, would it be possible to get a disease from not washing food? For example - I cut myself with the sharp end of a banana, and my finger was bleeding. Is it possible to get hepatitis, HIV, syphilis, or other diseases from this? The same ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Certain diseases can get transmitted through raw food, especially raw meat, such as warts, herpes, pox viruses, etc. However, diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, and syphilis are not transmitted by handling food, and you need not panic regarding these. It is advisable to ...  Read Full »

How can I protect my child from the new monkeypox virus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a mother of a four-year-old kid. Motherhood is putting me into a lot of questions every day. I am too anxious about my child's health. I want him to stay healthy throughout his life. Since new viruses are taking turns, I am just curious. I was reading an article about the monkeypox...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Currently, there are no cases in our country, hence fewer chances of getting infected with the monkeypox virus. However, avoiding direct contact with infected people and practicing hand hygiene protects you from getting it. Usually, it is a less severe disease, with ...  Read Full »

What is Zovirax used for?

Query: Hello doctor, Two years back, I had fever and headache. From then I am having gait and muscle pains. After many tests, doctor suggested EBV test. Results are IgG positive and IgM came negative and then gave Zovirax 800 mg. I am shocked as it is a tablet for HIV. Does my EBV report say that I have HI...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Zovirax (Acyclovir) is actually a medicine for viral infection and your physician is on right lines. Do not worry about that. Not many benefits are seen with Zovirax in infectious mononucleosis (IM) caused by Epstein-Barr virus- EBV, but this is good if indicated. Yes...  Read Full »

How can I prevent getting infected with the new Coronavirus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an educator who will be returning to work for in-person classes. We have been quarantined for three months, not willing to risk it, so going back is scary for us. My question is, what sort of routine would be best when getting home from being exposed to more than 500 people to prot...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry, and try following the suggestions written below. 1. At the office- Wear masks (N95 /3 PLY) at all times. Wash hands with soap and water every 1-2 hours. Sanitize (70% Isopropyl alcohol or 90% ethyl alcohol containing sanitizer) every seat, t...  Read Full »

How are interlabial pads used?

Query: Hi doctor, Please explain about interlabial pads. How is it used? Why do some women prefer it?  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Interlabial pad is a modified version of the traditional sanitary pad. It is petal or leaf-shaped, and it is highly absorbing. It is designed in a way to have a direct menstrual flow to the center and prevents the blood leaking to the surrounding. It also prevents the b...  Read Full »

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