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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Does a headache, nose block, and ear block indicate sinus infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a cold for just over a week. I have woken up this morning with a headache that throbs with each movement. I blew my nose to find blood in it, and my ear feels all blocked. Could this mean my sinuses are infected? And is it worth seeing a doctor? Or will they not give me anythin...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having upper respiratory tract infection, that might be in the form of sinusitis, bronchitis, or rhinitis. I suggest you get the following tests done: Auscultation. CBC (complete blood count). Nose and ear examination by rhinoscopy and otoscopy. You will be given...  Read Full »

My 5.2 months old daughter has fever and cold. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My baby girl is five months and two weeks old. From yesterday, she has a fever, especially at night. She has a running nose and cold feet. She is very dull and weak. I gave her Piccan syrup and Vitamin C drops. Please help. Thank you  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can stop Piccan syrup (Paracetamol and Diphenhydramine) as of now. It is better to consult your pediatrician regarding the same as per the condition prevailing in your country regarding Vitamin C drops. Also, it is essential to see if the child's temperature is abov...  Read Full »

My throat pain is persistent even after taking medicine. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor,For a throat infection, I took Azax 500 for three days, one tablet a day. Although there is an improvement, there is still a throat pain. Should I repeat the dose?  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me pictures of your throat, so that I can suggest you better. Revert with more information to an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist  Read Full »

My fiancée wants to improve her skin tone. Kindly suggest some treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancée has a wheatish skin tone. Could you suggest some skin-brightening or whitening treatments suitable for her? What type of creams or face washes, or body washes can she use for fairer skin? How long will it take for the skin to get a fairer tone? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I suggest using Ahaglow (Aloe vera Glycolic acid gel) face wash twice a day for atleast two weeks. Skin tone can improve in two to six weeks. Tablet Limcee (Ascorbic acid) 500 mg once a day after breakfast for...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

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