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How to treat breathlessness, dizziness, and exhaustion post-COVID-19 infection?


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Published At June 16, 2022
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had COVID-19 two years ago, which left me with pleurisy, and now again infected with COVID-19 four weeks ago. I have noticed shortness of breath, especially since I have a cold. I am struggling to breathe normally and do daily activities. In addition, I am feeling dizzy and extreme exhaustion.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Following is my opinion on your question.

You are having a shortness of breath problem. If you have it after doing exercise, then no need to worry. As in COVID-19, it is common to have it for a few days. But if you feel breathless without any exertion, then further evaluation needs to be done by a chest X-ray and spirometry. For spirometry, you must visit a nearby pulmonologist for a detailed chest examination. If required, after examination doctor will suggest you on bronchodilators or a mild steroid dose.

I hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Best regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri


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