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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Is surgery required for a gum infection?

Query: Hello doctor, For two months, I have been having a bad mouth odor. From last month, I am noticing bleeding from my gums. I had visited a dentist a few days back for these problems. In the initial checkup, he told me about the gum infection. The doctor also took an x-ray. He suggested me to undergo...  Read Full »

Dr. Nivedita Dalmia


Answer: Hi, Welcome to First and foremost, get an oral prophylaxis (cleaning of the teeth) done. Increase intake of vitamin C in your diet. Massage your gums with G32 tablet twice daily. Take two tablets and crush it in your palm. For the upper jaw, massage downwards and for the lower jaw massa...  Read Full »

Is nosebleed while blowing the nose a sign of blood vessel damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I have had rhinitis throughout my life, so I blow my nose a lot, especially in the mornings. Since last week, I have had a viral infection in my chest and have been coughing and blowing my nose a lot, consequently getting a nose bleed every day after blowing. Is this a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Bleeding a few blood drops per nose in your case is common and normal. Yes, there is minimal damage to your nasal blood vessels. This commonly stops when your viral infection ends. You can use vitamin C daily to strengthen your blood vessels and to decrease its frag...  Read Full »

Can I achieve skin brightening by using vitamin C and Glutathione intravenously?

Query: Hi doctor,Does taking vitamin C injections with Glutathione weekly cause any harm? I went to a dermatology clinic and the personnel told me that there are no adverse side effects other than urine discoloration while using it. To get good results, they recommend taking both Glutathione and vitamin C ...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have a liver issue or renal issue, have a dull skin tone, and a history of skin aging. You have not attached a picture of the condition. Kindly attach a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess...  Read Full »

I have headache, fatigue and sore throat with negative COVID report. What to do?

Query: Hello, I found out I was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and started developing symptoms a few days ago. I have a constant headache, fatigue, sore body, congestion and a sore throat. If I receive negative test results, but have had all of these symptoms, do I need to quarantine t...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Thanks for your query, Sorry to know about your covid19 exposure and subsequent development of symptoms. However, you needn't be anxious instead take adequate measures to get out of the situation safely. For that to happen, here's what you could do- 1. Lifestyle- Mask wearing at all times outside, ...  Read Full »

Is it possible that I still have COVID infection after my symptoms vanish?

Query: Hello, I am a 32 year old male with hypertension and I was exposed to Covid-19 and developed symptoms the following. I had a fever, body aches, headache, and just an overall fuzziness. I have since tested positive but I have been without symptoms for the past 72 hours. Is it possible that I am done ...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about your predicament. You need not be anxious but take take adequate precautions. The disease could be completely asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic during entire duration in most individuals. Time after 7 days need to be careful, to look out for cytokine stor...  Read Full »

Why am I getting bruises on my legs often?

Query: Hi doctor, I keep getting bruises on both of my legs and they are in different colors. I have not banged recently and I do not know the reason. What can it be? I am regularly using an inhaler for asthma.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Easy bruisability is not an uncommon complaint and has multiple causes for it. As a baseline, you would need to undergo a panel of investigations to know regarding the status of your bleeding and clotting profile. Reasons can vary from simple normal skin tendency to vitam...  Read Full »

I have dark spots on my face. Would Calamine lotion work?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15-year-old suffering from dark spots on the face. They are dark brown, and my usual skin tone is golden brown. I developed acne when I first started puberty, and I picked at my face, which caused these scars. I have tried Vitamin C, and Mederma gel to lighten them, but nothing wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Goud B

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you have acne scars and dark spots caused due to acne. Acne is usually age-related because of hormonal changes. However, I suggest you undergo PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for the scars if they are bothering you. For dark spots, you may use ...  Read Full »

How do oral herpes sore look?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I had a sore on the outside of my lower gum. My girlfriend, who is a dental assistant, told me that it is just a canker sore and it will go away. Now, I have one on the inside of the upper gum towards the roof of my mouth. If the second one is also a canker sore or is this som...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are called aphthous ulcers and commonly known as canker sores (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reason why they occur is unknown. It could be a good allergy or vitamin B12 deficiency or stress ulcers. They occur as often as every two to three mo...  Read Full »

How to manage asymptomatic COVID-19 patient at home?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to seek advice about COVID-19. I got my result online and it says I am positive with COVID-19. However, I do not feel any symptoms. I am currently taking Vitamin C tablets.  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is quite likely that you do not have symptoms since it is about 80% who are asymptomatic. You want to be fully sure, get tested at another lab. The symptoms like fever, cough, throat pain, congestion, loss of taste and smell, breathlessness, diarrhea may appear be...  Read Full »

Can mild sore throat and diarrhea alone signify COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am living abroad and we are under lockdown. We do not go out anywhere and under quarantine at home with stay at home orders in place for area I live in. Groceries are delivered, washed at door, no bags even brought in. House is constantly being cleaned. I have not been out for over ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Preventive Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned a very detailed health history and i have gone through it. Basically, you need to know the ways to tackle COVID-19 when things are not available at your location. First keep it simple and eat healthy foods with fruits. Take vitamin C tablets. If you ...  Read Full »

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