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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Can vitamin C and magnesium levels be restored without stopping EDTA?

Query: Hello doctor, My calcium score is 2000. To lower it, I am taking liposomal EDTA and a chelating agent to reduce calcium deposits in arteries. But my vitamin C and magnesium levels are sharply reduced. How can I restore vitamin C and magnesium levels without stopping liposomal EDTA?  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are taking the antioxidant EDTA (Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) for reducing calcium deposits in the artery, and it is helpful in reducing blood pressure and cholesterol and preventing a heart attack. Now your vitamin C and magnesium levels dropped down becau...  Read Full »

Can Loteprednol Etabonate eye drop be used for subconjunctival hemorrhage?

Query: Hi doctor, Can Loteprednol Etabonate eye drop be used for nine days old subconjunctival hemorrhage? I had a sudden onset of eye problem, when I consulted an eye specialist he diagnosed it as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. He advised Ofloxacin eye drop for five days and Teardrop. I am 27 years old, f...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the time, the cause of a subconjunctival hemorrhage is idiopathic that is, without any underlying cause. Whatever treatment is given to you is only symptomatic treatment. They may not cure underlying the cause if any. It can occur due to unknowingly rub...  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 30 da...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with narcolepsy. How to confirm it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17-year-old with height 5'8" and weight 118. My doctor has clinically diagnosed me with narcolepsy. He said that I show every sign and symptom I did not meet the requirements on the MSLT. He believes that I still have it. He did blood work, and my iron and vitamin C came back low....  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the diagnosis is made based on the patient's history of complaints, examination done by the doctor and supported by investigations. The investigations most of the time play a crucial role for example if I suspect diabetes in a patient and his blood sugar test...  Read Full »

Why do I look 40 years old when I am only 29?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male, who looks like a 40 year old. I have aged very poorly. What caused this to happen? What can I do to look my proper age?  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Early aging can be a consequence of multiple factors. The most important ones are sun exposure, poor nutrition, improper sleep, bad lifestyle habits, and poor regular care of the skin. Excessive sun exposure damages the normal texture of the skin by altering the co...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a skin whitening cream that does not contain steroids?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. My skin appears very dull. Can you suggest a whitening cream that does not contain steroids that I can use on a regular basis?  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take an oral Vitamin C supplement every day. I suggest taking one sachet of Ener-C (Ascorbic acid) 1000 mg in a glass of water. Use sunscreen in the morning. Apply Golite (pTeroWhite and Galanga extract) skin lightening cream over the face at bedtime.  Read Full »

Is aloe vera juice good for hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hemorrhoids. It is not an ongoing case. It just happened due to severe constipation. Apart from medicine, which is better for external hemorrhoids? Is it Aloe vera gel or lemon juice? Is there a good painkiller for such situation? I tried Panadol and it worked fine, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data you have posted. We need to keep stools soft, which will decrease the pressure and symptoms of hemorrhoids. Our foods should be rich in dietary fiber, as it forms the bulk content of stool and will keep water with it so that the ...  Read Full »

Why do I have red patches on my throat and have a stretch feeling of the throat while yawning?

Query: Hello doctor,I have red patches on the inner wall of my throat and have a stretch feeling of the throat while yawning. I have had this for the last three weeks. I am Raciper 40 mg. I have attached some pictures for your reference. Kindly advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The pictures show posterior pharyngeal wall congestion. I would like to know if you have any history of postnasal drip. Or any history of smoking or tobacco use? Thank you.   Read Full »

Why am I not able to get rid of bad breath even though I brush every day?

Query: Hi doctor, I have plaque deposits on my teeth and gums. My gums bleed often, and they are receding. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed your image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it is calculus deposits over your gums. It occurs when the plaque is not removed properly with brushing, and it starts becoming hard due to calcium deposits over it. It accumulates more and ...  Read Full »

Why do I have low vitamin C levels despite taking supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my vitamin C levels checked in the past two months. Both times, the test results showed below normal values. I am taking liposomal vitamin C supplements that have a bioavailability of 98 %. What is the reason for the low levels despite taking supplements? Also, can you kindly su...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Vitamin C deficiency can cause symptoms like lassitude and scurvy. The best way to get vitamin C is through your diet. Fresh (organic) fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids that work synergistically to support t...  Read Full »

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