Vaccination is a simple measure taken to protect people from harmful viruses and bacteria, affecting their immune systems. The basic vaccines we use now are the polio vaccine, a vaccine for tetanus, a vaccine for influenza, and chickenpox vaccination. It is given every year for children from 1 to 5 years.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have a wooden splinter in my left ankle. While I was trying to get up from a wooden deck, my left ankle scraped on the wooden deck, and a wood splinter got in my ankle. It did not go in vertically, but it went in horizontally across the skin. I have attached a picture of the wound after... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The wound is small, but there is certainly a small risk of tetanus. It is not only rusty objects that lead to tetanus, but the spores of this bacteria are even in soil and wood. I would ad... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old lady with controlled DM for four years and mild hypertensive for two years, I have received Influenza vaccine and Meningococcal vaccine on the same day in both upper arm sides before one week. Today, I developed painful swelling with redness in my left upper arm at the ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A painful swelling after vaccine at the injection site in a diabetic patient is common. In diabetic patients, if glucose control is inadequate, then any injection of injury causes prolonged healing due to the high sugar level in blood. You just have to check and keep yo... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have had boils on my shoulder and back for the last two days. It causes itchiness and a burning sensation. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, it seems like folliculitis. I suggest you take the following medications and revert after three weeks. Take capsule Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily and Onak SR lotion (Sulfur and Resorcinol) after bath. Regards. Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I got an MMR vaccine 25 days back, because rubella IgG was reactive, and IgM was nonreactive. And for toxoplasmosis IgG reactive and IgM nonreactive, I did a 15 days course of Rovamycine forte. Can I plan a pregnancy now? Or should I take Rovamycine forte for some more days? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rubella IgG positive indicates that you have immunity, and not infection, so no need to worry. Also, for toxoplasmosis, IgM is negative, which indicates there is no active infection, and it does not require any treatment. It indicates old infection. So, no need to wor... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Last month I had COVID symptoms like muscle pain, fever, weakness, etc., but I was tested negative for both antigen and RT-PCR. This time I was in contact with COVID patients and tested positive on the 12th of this month. My first dose vaccine was on the 1st of last month. I have not got... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If you have tested positive and asymptomatic, you should still take COVID treatment to prevent getting symptoms. Stomach ache may be associated with COVID. And most probably, you will not have severe symptoms because you are vaccinated. So mon... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 weeks pregnant. Anomaly scan, double marker and 3D scan are done and perfect. Tetanus vaccine was done. Any test or vaccine required during 24 to 28 weeks duration as I will be out of station and will return after 15 days? I will enter in 29 weeks by the time I visit the doctor. M... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly get the following investigations done. GCT (glucose tolerance test) 2 hours after 75 g glucose, Hb (hemoglobin) and urine routine and microscopy. Get your blood pressure and wei... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old female. I have been getting shingles since I was 6 years old. Until high school, I would get it once a year around the same time. Then, I began getting it twice a year. As I got older, I started getting multiple outbreaks in a year. I have had shingles for 27 ye... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history, it is apparent that you are getting frequent recurrences of shingles, which have increased in the recent past. Shingles occur when your body immune system is low. I am not aware if you are on medication as that may lower your immune system (except f... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after I receive the swine flu vaccine. Can I ask if it would be recommended for me to get the COVID-19 vaccine, or is there any particular vaccine I should avoid? I would appreciate any advice possible. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your past happening. GBS after a vaccine is a known complication post-vaccination. GBS is a disease that can occur even after an episode of sore throat or diarrhea. So it happens because, after infection, our body makes antibodies that cross-react w... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My baby boy had his first dose of PCV vaccination. He is suffering from fever now. But, the doctor, who gave vaccination, told me that the PCV vaccine will not cause fever. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two types of PCV available (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine). Painless PCV, which does not cause fever in 99% cases and painful PCV, which is known to cause fever in 70% cases. The cost of painless is more than painful one. Hence, people do not give painless norm... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Just to be safe, I got shingles vaccine from a local clinic, as my healthcare provider was out. I had to get two shots. They advised me to get a prescription for Acyclovir, a herpes suppression medication, after getting the shot. I did so. Now I am genuinely confused about why they had m... Read Full »
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