Secondary Infection

Infection that occurs during the treatment of some other infection is called secondary infection. It results from the medicines used for the infection or due to change in the immune system. Most women develop a vaginal yeast infection after taking antibiotics for some bacterial infection.

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Kindly predict my father's survival with spontaneous brain stem bleeding.

Query: Hi doctor, My father, who is 61 years old, complaints of an episode of vomiting followed by unresponsiveness along with decrease movement. As per summary, there is spontaneous brain stem bleeding with obstructive hydrocephalus that is, post EVD. I want to know about his survival risk. I am waiting...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your father is having right basal ganglia bleeding with intraventricular extension - EVD in situ. Such patients have very slow recovery (after stabilization), which may take weeks to months. But, the most important thing required is good nursing care. It includes Ryles...  Read Full »

How to eliminate recurring ulcers in the neck, shoulder blade, arm, chin, and mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have these recurring ulcers on my neck, shoulder blade, arm, chin, and the side of the mouth. Not all that painful and sometimes not painful at all. They appear to be tracking along with the lymphatic system. Ulcers generally start as a tiny red dot. If bumped, scratched, etc., they de...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the case. I have been to get access to your laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) only, and you have not uploaded any picture of your skin lesion for evaluation. Now, based upon your history and lab report, my diagnosis ...  Read Full »

How to manage itchy skin allergy in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My worker's daughter is suffering from skin allergy, as shown in the picture. They used medications, and it worked temporarily. The kid is on normal diet. She drinks mother's milk also. Is there any medicine and cure for skin allergy of a 1.5-year-old?  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems she is having impetigo or scabies with secondary infections because I can make out lots of pustules. But you did not mention the symptoms of childlike. Is she having pain or itching? Si...  Read Full »

Is it the same scabies that present as big boils in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I suffer from scabies. Doctors prescribed me Permethrin cream, and now I got relief. But some new and little big red boils are showing in my penis, I am scared. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned in history you have scabies, when scabies treatment is taken the parasite causing infection dies and that causes hypersensitivity reaction resulting in appearance of tiny bumps so you might have developed that. But as you mentioned big boils that i...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my left-sided headache with ear pain and toothache of the same side?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have been experiencing the following symptoms for about two weeks. My symptoms are headaches that have been constant for more than a week now. At first, I thought the headaches were just because I slept late and lack sleep hours. But they still hurt even wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Marianne Pia F. Almario

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to I am sorry you do not feel well. Your headache could be secondary to your infections (ear infection and dental caries). I suggest you take antibiotics for a week and pain reliever and let us observe how it will go. Upon starting the antibiotic, the improvement...  Read Full »

Why do I get blood on coughing post tonsillectomy surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I got done tonsillectomy 10 days ago. Four days ago I went to the emergency room for coughing up blood clots, but we did get it under control. Now on day 10, I coughed up a smaller blood clot. I got the bleeding under control 5-10 minutes later. I need to know if th...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very common to have small bleeds or clots in the sputum post-tonsillectomy. There is nothing that you need to worry about. However, in a situation where you develop huge intermittent clots, it is always better to get it examined by the operating surgeon. This ...  Read Full »

How to treat a bump on the tip of the nose?

Query: Hi doctor, About 7 to 8 weeks ago, I woke up and noticed a tiny, pin-sized bump at the tip of the nose. Initially, I thought that it might be some sort of underskin or stuck blackhead. When I squeezed it, nothing came out. I poked the top layer of skin gently, and a bit of blood squeezed out. So, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no need to worry. Do not touch and squeeze as it can lead to secondary bacterial infection. You should visit your dermatologist so that it can be cauterized again. I suggest you apply Fusidic acid 2% cream (Fucidin cream) twice a day till you get your appointmen...  Read Full »

Is herpes zoster dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother was diagnosed to have herpes zoster. Also, her doctor says that the herpes has caused ulcers. I would like to know in how much time it will heal? Is herpes zoster a dangerous one?  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you know, Herpes zoster is a viral infection. It takes 7 to 10 days for the lesions to heal. But, in patients who are diabetic, old age, secondarily infected and with an incomplete antiviral dose or seropositive it can take up to 15 days to get cured. In elderl...  Read Full »

What is secondary infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itchy red bumps on my thighs and labia and some of which have whiteheads.  I was not sure what it was. It seems to get worse when I am stressed and I am irritated with certain fabrics. Also, I have tested for herpes, but it came negative as it is too early to test. I am attach...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you are having molluscum contagiosum and a few of them are secondarily infected. Molluscum contagiosum virus will cause multiple or single raised skin l...  Read Full »

My daughter got hit on her head with a wooden swing. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter got hit in the head with a wooden swing by my other child. It hit above the eye between eyebrow and temple. She is acting fine. It is very swollen and bruised, like a very large goose egg. Do you think that calls for a trip to the doctor or just more ice packs? It has been abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As it is an injury around the eye, it may cause congestion in the eyes and secondary infection as well. She also needs analgesics. It is not a small injury to be treated only by ice packs. I suggest you try doing the following: Get an x-ray of the frontotemporal region o...  Read Full »

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