Vitamin C

Vitamin C, otherwise called ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin and an antioxidant. It is vital for many functions in the body like collagen formation, iron absorption, wound healing, and maintaining the bones and cartilages. Taking vitamin C supplements is known to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases, reduces blood pressure, and prevents iron-deficiency anemia.

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I have bleeding gums while brushing despite getting scaling done two months ago. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had bleeding and red gums for the last three months. I am not able to eat medium spicy food also. I have pain, and my gums bleed while brushing. I went to a dentist, and he did a scaling procedure on the teeth and gave me Vitamin C and a gum gel (Metrogyl DG) to apply two month...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the clinical picture attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I will help you solve the issue. It is normal to have bleeding while brushing, do not worry. I suggest you do ultra scaling once again. Then take antibiotics tablets for ...  Read Full »

How to cure allergic rhinitis occurring for more than five years?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male, suffering from allergy for past 6 years. I am facing this problem more in winter. Early morning, I will get 10 sneezes continuously. If I take cold foods, I will have running nose throughout the day and severe sneezing. Also I have itching and watering of eyes. C...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My diagnosis of your condition based on the information you have provided is allergic rhinitis. However, to confirm the same I want you to do two investigations namely serum IgE and absolute eosinophil count. Both are blood investigations. Allergy is not curable, how...  Read Full »

How to reduce the pimples present on my mouth, chin, forehead, and nose?

Query: Hello doctor, Around a year ago, some red pimples started appearing around my mouth, chin, forehead, and my nose. These small red pimples create a red area when seen from far away because they are very small and inflamed. It never disappears. My skin always feels stuck and not flexible and with a mi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not apply Metronidazole gel, as there is also erythema over your face. I suggest you try doing the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start using the m...  Read Full »

I noticed tiny white lumps on the back of the throat. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27 year old female. Yesterday, I noticed little white lumps at the back of my throat. The one behind the palatopharyngeal arch is red, and another one on the back of my throat, on each side, which is red in color with little white things on them. What is it? I do not know how lo...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here in your case, a step-wise approach should be considered. According to the history provided, you have red swelling on posterior pharynx with white dots over that. Hence, it could be a tonsillar enlargement or posterior pharynx mucosa swelling or a mass. It can be...  Read Full »

Is bronchitis a contagious disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister got bronchitis, and she went to the hospital, and they told her it was not contagious, and they sent her back to work after two days. I decided to do my research, and I came to find out that it is contagious. I am distraught because she was around my 2-year-old child and me. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Bronchitis means inflamed bronchi (the tubes that carry air to the lungs). There are many causes of bronchitis. It can be acute or chronic. A viral infection mainly causes acute bronchitis, but smoke and che...  Read Full »

My face structure is not improving even after taking a healthy diet. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking good healthy food, but my face structure is not improving. I used to eat two eggs daily. But, my eyes are sunken. I want a good structure. My height is 6'2" and my weight is 70 kg. I want good looking eyes and bright face.  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have more of green vegetables like spinach, drumsticks, and other leafy vegetables. Have more salads like carrot, cucumber, and tomatoes. Also, have tomato soup. Fruits are an excellent source of antioxidants. So, try to have more fruits every day like apple, watermelon,...  Read Full »

I have rough skin on my face. How to limit the signs of aging?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male with quite rough skin on my face, which I am not happy with. I was wondering if you could provide me with some advice on what I can do to limit the signs of aging, specifically forehead lines and also the dry look on my skin. I think my problem is sun damage. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can go for Botox (Botulinum toxin) nevertheless I would suggest you to use Cellex C serum and Hydra 5B complex twice daily. It contains vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant, helps in collagen synthesis. Hence, alteration of aging sign and carries no side eff...  Read Full »

Can sinus problems cause cough with bloody sputum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, who weighs 80 kg and I am 6.1 feet tall. I have a sinus problem and coughing up blood. The blood is bright red in color, and the sputum is white. I got treatment for sinus yesterday, and they gave me Betnesol and Levbrox. I also have pain in my colon. I am taki...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history that you have given, it looks like you have bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infection, which causes blood in the sputum. You have been prescribed steroid, which will be beneficial as a decongestant and give inflammation relief. Continue...  Read Full »

Can Vitamin C overdose cause pain in the lower abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, The period cycle of my wife is usually 30 to 32 days. The last period was before two months and 21 days. And, we had unprotected sex on her sixth day of periods. After 26 days in the same month, she got her periods. She got her periods in the same month we had sex. But, in the next month...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin C does not usually cause pain in the lower abdomen, but yes, if they are premenstrual cramps, they cannot be ruled out. The chances of pregnancy are minimal as she already had her menses in the month you had sex, and the urine pregnancy tests are negative. ...  Read Full »

Can the Clevira tablet be used as preventive medicine for COVID?

Query: Hello doctor, I always take Kabasura Kudineer four times a week and do steam inhalation whenever my parents go outside and come. I do not go outside. After my parents come from outside, they always immediately have a bath and the following night have Kabasura Kudineer and steam inhalation. I always...  Read Full »


Dr. Uthrapathi Sakthivel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Clevira is an antiviral formulation to give supportive care in mild to moderate COVID-19 patients. Dosage is two tablets after food in the morning and the night for 14 days. It is taken only at the duration of corona affected period. It is not used for prevention pur...  Read Full »

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