Gargling with salt water is the most widely used home remedy for infections like sore throat, cold, cough, strep throat, mononucleosis, allergies, periodontitis, canker sores, and gingivitis. Salt is helpful to treat mild inflammations as it draws out water from the cells and prevents microorganisms from entering the cells.
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I am pregnant and suffering from dry cough. How to get treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant. For the last three days, I am suffering from a dry cough. My doctor prescribed me Ambrolite D syrup two teaspoons at bedtime and a Vozet tablet once a day. He said that it is an allergic cough. But, after consuming the medicine for two days, my cough does not im... Read Full »
Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing your query to me. A dry cough for more than three days in the absence of breathing difficulties usually suggests viral pharyngitis. You do not need to take antibiotics unless you have a fever. At the same time, you said you are 12 weeks pregnant, so ... Read Full »
Is Levocetirizine sufficient to cure nasal congestion and cough?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49 year old male. I am suffering from nasal congestion and cough. I am taking only Levocetirizine for this. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your infection will be most probably a viral infection because of the season now. However, we can be sure of that only after a swab is taken and it is cultured to see if there grows any bacteria in it. I give you the following suggestions to take care of the pr... Read Full »
Is low platelet count a symptom of dengue?
Query: Hi doctor, My father has nagging dry cough for about one month. Our physician has doubted it as allergic bronchitis and the x-ray also justifies the same. As per today, his platelet count is 125000. Is there anything to worry? Or is this a sign of dengue? Myself and my brother have just recovered f... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For dengue, the first and the foremost thing to be present is fever. Dengue is not diagnosed only on the basis of platelet count. Also, mild thrombocytopenia (low platelet) is common in older adults. All you have to check is the trend of platelet count whether it is de... Read Full »
Shall I opt flap surgery and bone graft for my loose tooth?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe toothache and loose teeth. I used to chew tobacco for the past 10 years. I am getting severe tooth pain often and some blister in the gums. My upper sixth tooth got loose and was removed three years ago. I have been to a local dentist and they advised deep scaling, root... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that the loose teeth have gone beyond repair and should be removed (attachment removed to protect patient identity).The alternative treatment plan, which is cost effective, do deep scaling first to get clean gums and teeth and then use Betadine mouthwash for one... Read Full »
What are the signs of tonsillitis?
Query: Hi doctor, My 15 year old daughter always gets sick. When I take her to the doctor, every time he used to say it as viral infection. This is the fifth time in a year she has been sick with the same symptoms. Her symptoms are cough, low fever, sore throat and yellowish white colored mucus covering h... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me first enlighten you about tonsils. Tonsils are a pair of soft tissues located on either side of your pharynx. They are lymphoid tissue and play an important role in immune system to fight infections and act as first line defense for throat infections. Active inf... Read Full »
Does my sore throat look like strep?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from sore throat. Three days ago, it initially started with pain and the redness appeared shortly after. I have had strep about three times now. It hurts when I yawn and swallow. I feel a little dry even though I have been gargling with water. I woke up this morning with a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are happy to help you. With the details you have provided and the photo you shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I have come to the conclusion that you are having an acute tonsillopharyngitis. This is the infection of pharynx (upper part of the ... Read Full »
I have severe throat pain. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I feel as though I may have Streptococcus infection or tonsillitis. I have been fine healthwise. All of a sudden this morning I woke up with severe throat pain. I am Type A Streptococcus. When I had Streptococcus infection, my lymph nodes never hurt too much and they were never too swolle... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The condition you have is URTI (upper respiratory tract infection) with odynophagia (pain on swallow). It includes GAS (group A Streptococcus) causing tonsillitis and tonsillopharyngitis. It is an infectious disease and usually a childhood disease. Recurrent streptococcal i... Read Full »
Does sinusitis usually cause loss of taste?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female, non smoker. I had a sinus infection as a result of cold nearly two months ago. I was put on Doxycycline for two weeks and then a steroid nasal spray when the inflammation in my nose had not resided. I can smell things quite clearly up close to my nose but canno... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We will help you alleviate the problem. I understand that you are a 40 year old otherwise healthy lady suffering from sinus infection. You perceive smells close up your nose but have decreased taste sensation. You are worried about when the taste sensation will return a... Read Full »
I have yellow ball on inside of cheek after wisdom tooth removal. What is it?
Query: Hello doctor,I recently got my wisdom tooth out and noticed a yellow ball on the inside of my cheek. I am not sure if this is scarring or healing tissue or if it is an infection. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to appreciate you for the clearest picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have attached to your complaint. Next, my question would be, how long has it been since you removed the wisdom tooth, and did you visit your dentist aft... Read Full »
I have gum bleeding. Please suggest some medication or toothpaste.
Query: Hello doctor, I have gum bleeding. Please suggest some medication or toothpaste. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gum bleeding is caused due to inflamed gums due to deposits accumulated in the teeth. Get a professional cleaning of teeth (scaling) done by the dentist and then follow proper brushing method (sulcular bass method). You can ask your dentist about it or check online. ... Read Full »