Warm Compress

Warm compress is the method of applying warm water and chemical or electrical pads to the body. It improves blood flow and increases oxygen supply to the tissue, thus brings down inflammation. It is used to treat sports injuries, dry eyes, stye, conjunctivitis, muscle spasms, etc.

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Severe Pain In My Xiphoid Process

Query: Hi doctor,I think it is weird, but my xiphoid process has come out. It is paining a lot. I am 18 years old. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have xiphodynia, and it means pain and tenderness in the xiphoid process. Following are the common causes regarding pain in the xiphoid process. Trauma or injury to the xiphoid area. Bone disease. Emphysema-like respiratory problem. Cardiac problems. L...  Read Full »

I have dry eyes after a LASIK surgery. Is there some medication I can try?

Query: Hello doctor, About two years ago, I did LASIK surgery to correct my short-sightedness. I recovered from it and have a normal vision now. The trouble note is my eyes get dry soon. And sometimes, when I wake up, I cannot even open my eyes as it is too dry, and I need to keep them closed until it wate...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry, but there is no permanent treatment or cure for dry eyes, but yes with treatment, your life will become comfortable. To treat dry eyes, we need to find the type and severity of dry eyes. The type of dry eyes is established by the clinical examination of th...  Read Full »

What can I do for my dry eye problems caused due to computer usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having dry eye problems since the last three years due to heavy computer usage. The eyes feel dry, and sometimes there is burning. Reading strains my eyes. I take Omega 369 tablets when this problem occurs, and then I would be alright for 15 to 30 days. But, it would resurface af...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no permanent treatment for dry eyes. The treatment options are: Take a break after every hour of computer work. Blink a lot. Apply cold compresses. Use anti-glare glasses. Use lubricating eyedrop frequently like refresh tears. You may use either ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for a lump in my labia minora that is non-itchy and pointed?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lump in my labia minora for six months. It is non-itchy and pointed, ready to pop. However, it is not a blister. What can be the reason for the lump? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have a labial cyst. If it is not painful and there is no pus, I suggest you use hot compresses to help relieve it. Also, I suggest you get a pap smear done. If it is painful or tender and associated with discharge, you will need antibio...  Read Full »

Why does my mother complain of eye pain and burning after recovering from COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is a 69-year-old female. She is a recent COVID-treated patient and recuperating well. However, since yesterday she is complaining of an eye issue. She had swelling under the eye for the last three days. She can see well, but there is burning and pain with some discharge. I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be due to conjunctivitis. I suggest: Flur eye drops (Flurbiprofen) four times a day for one week. Refresh Tears eye drops (Carboxymethylcellulose) twice daily times a day for one month. Moxigram (Moxifloxacin) eye drops four times a day for one week. D...  Read Full »

After Lasik, I have eye itching with small wounds on my eyelid. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had Lasik in the beginning of last year. I have a dandruff issue with my hair. After a few months of surgery, occasionally I had eye itching. When I visited my doctor, he said that it is due to dandruff and asked to clean eyelid with baby shampoo. After cleaning, I used to feel relieved...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are normal meibomian gland duct openings in the border of the lower eyelid. They are abnormally protruded and this is known as meibomitis. You should continue shampoo wash. In addition, do warm compresses and use lubricant eye drops three to four times in a da...  Read Full »

What causes meibomian gland dropout?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing this as I am worried about meibomian gland dropout. I took a test before five months and I had a few glands dropped out. I had a flow procedure as I understand this is similar to PRK to correct my vision and after that I got dry eyes and MGD. However, I took a test today a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. It is not the number, but also the working condition of meibomian glands that really matters. Meibomian glands secrete oils, which prevents tear film from evaporation. Tear film break-up time (TFBUT) and Schirmer's test values are normal in both ...  Read Full »

How are dry eyes treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I spend nine hours daily in front of a computer for the last five years. I have developed dry eye problem before two years and consulted a doctor. The doctor suggested Omega 369 tablets (Fultos 369) for 15 days and an eye drop (Softdrops) daily. The dry eye problem cured after taking tabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all complete the duration of treatment with Osmega capsule (Omega-3 fatty acid) for three months continuously on once a day basis. Eye drop that you are using is a lubricant eye drop, which you can use it as long. Lubricant eye drops as such have no side effec...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicines for bloodshot eyes.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has a bloodshot eye for a several days already and it is getting worse. We tried to use some drops, but that does not help. What we should do? He said that his vision has become blurred.  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Has he suffered any trauma or any systemic history of any illness? Please send some pictures if possible to help. Revert back with the photos to an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist  Read Full »

My eyes get stuck on awakening. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am wondering about my eye condition. I have had Symblepharon and I may have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (awaiting diagnosis). I have general tissue fragility. My skin will stretch more than normal, hypermobility of my joints due to fragile stretchy tendons and ligaments that provide poor sup...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read all of your complaints. Regarding Ehler-Danlos syndrome (loose joints - rubber man syndrome) may be possible and that would be confirmed only on your reports. Based on the photo you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it does not see...  Read Full »

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