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Zinc is a vital micronutrient, which has many health benefits. Zinc supplement is believed to improve immunity, promote blood sugar control, fight acne, keep heart healthy, and slows down macular degeneration.

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Should I go for COVID-19 test for my recurrent fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a recurring fever for the last two weeks. The highest temperature was 102.9 two weeks back, but it subsided in a day. I took the Dolo tablet as I could not find any doctor near my area. I did not have any symptoms of weakness or body ache. But this fever keeps on coming every f...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Pandey

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have described your symptoms such as recurring fever, which subsides temporarily on taking medication and comes back again, there could be various reasons associated with it. Please answer the following questions, which will help me to diagnose you better....  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Please suggest treatment for acute diarrhea and vomiting.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 21 months old. He is suffering from very acute diarrhea. That is four to five times in an hour and frequent vomiting, four times a day from the last four days. We consulted a local doctor. He advised the attached prescription and stool test. As per him it is due to severe bac...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern for your child. I have seen the attached documents (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, this seems to be acute diarrhea, probably viral diarrhea. As you told the baby is otherwise active and also is asking to eat that is a g...  Read Full »

How to Remove Warts on Your Face?

Query: Hello doctor, Small skin warts are spreading on my face and neck drastically. Can you please suggest the cure for this kind of a virus infection? It started one and a half months back. But, I only recently realized that it is multiplying.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is verruca planae. It is caused by the human papilloma virus. Avoid shaving until you completely get rid of the virus. Start Zinfate or Zitcare tablets twice daily for three months. It is a pure zinc tablet which boosts up your immunity. I suggest you plan...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medications to treat diarrhea in a baby.

Query: Hello doctor,I have 10 months old baby. Since yesterday, she is suffering from diarrhea. Yesterday five times, today three times, and I have not used any medication for this. Can you please suggest any medications?  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diarrhea is most viral in nature in children. Requires symptomatic treatment. Replace fluid loss with ORS. Add Zinc supplement (2 mg/kg) for 14 days. Watch for urine output. Give syrup Vizylac 2.5 ml BD as probiotics. If severe dehydration, visit the hospital. Any episo...  Read Full »

How will herpes labialis spread?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a month, someone who has labial herpes kissed me on my cheek. After that, my lips were burning, but I did not apply any lotion on the lips till now. I am a little bit hypochondriac. Before two days I met my boyfriend and I kissed him on the cheeks. The next day, I feel pain on my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish Purohit

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Microbiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I understand you are conscious about you and your friend's health. But, no need to worry. First, I would like to tell you that herpes infection are transmitted by direct contact like kissing and manifest with multiple painful vesicle, which may develop to ulceratio...  Read Full »

Can Vitamin B12 improve my low platetlet count?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of low platelet count for the last 15 years. My latest count was 4000 cells per microliter. I have not undergone any treatment for this problem. My B12 level is 26.2 pg/ml, biological reference interval is 25.1 - 165, serum ferritin is 12.0 and hemoglobin is 11.0. I r...  Read Full »


Dr. Smrita Singh

Pathologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a very rare cause of thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and usually, the counts are not very low as in your case. Since your vitamin B12 levels are towards the lower range of normal and bordering on deficiency, you can take vitamin B12 su...  Read Full »

My baby passes stools about five times a day. Is it diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 6 months old. He has frequent stools, about four to five times in a day. He passes the stools about an hour after his meal every time. It is semisolid. Please suggest some medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a normal phenomenon in children of this age group. You need not be worried. There is no need to start any medication. What you could do is, give him some probiotic and enzyme supplements, continue with breastfeeding and complementary feeding (if started). Relax...  Read Full »

I had micronutrient and thyroid tests for hair breakage and falling. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an underactive thyroid and on 100 mg of thyroid and had a micronutrient test as hair has been breaking and falling out. The tests came back with selenium and zinc deficiency but also severe iodine deficiency (12). My nutritionist suggested multivitamins FemForte Multi which con...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have iodine deficiency hypothyroidism, then it should not be a problem but you need to see if you have autoimmune thyroid disease in which case you cannot take iodine supplement. For more information consult a general practitioner online --> https://www.icl...  Read Full »

I have an ulcer in my mouth that did not go away after antibiotics. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24 year old female. I visited a dentist a week back for pain and swelling at the back of the throat at the retromolar region. The dentist took an X-ray, but no wisdom tooth was present. The dentist prescribed antibiotic Metronidazole and I completed the course. The problem is my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have just gone through your complaint. It could be due to some vitamin deficiency since you have already taken Metronidazole and it has not helped you. So, it may not be a bacterial infection. I would suggest you use a mouthwash containing Chlorhexidine gluconate, un...  Read Full »

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