Viral infection of the nose and throat, most commonly caused by rhinovirus, is called cold. The symptoms of cold are a runny nose, sore throat, cough, chest congestion, body ache, headache, sneezing, fever, and fatigue. These symptoms last for about 7 to 10 days.

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Will there be cold and sneezing, two months after COVID, in an allergic asthma patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I had COVID on the seventh two months ago, and the first negative report came on the fourteenth two months ago. Now I am recovering from COVID. However, today I had a cold, sneezing, and headache as I went outside in hot weather. I had the same problem of getting cold, sneezing, and h...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from allergic rhinitis or pre-asthmatic status. Allergic rhinitis is associated with symptoms that can mainly affect your nose. These symptoms may result from when you breathe in som...  Read Full »

I took a chest X-ray while having a cold. Will it affect my result?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a chest x-ray for medical examination. The doctor asked me to take the x-ray twice. These days, I am suffering from cold and throat pain. Will it affect my result? Earlier I had some allergy, but nowadays I did not have that problem. Is it a serious problem to consider? Please guid...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is an opaque small mass that could be just a normal blood vessel or an abscess or a cystic mass. But in order to confirm, you need an MRI scan of your chest. The cold and throat pain are not the cause of these opacities. For further information consult an internal ...  Read Full »

If not swollen, can we feel the lymph nodes in the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it normal to feel lymph nodes under the jaw or neck? They are tiny without pain. They move well and I can feel them.   Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you can feel your lymph nodes under the jaw or neck and you want to know whether it is normal. Lymph nodes are situated in various areas of the body but people can usually feel lymp...  Read Full »

Does the loss of smell, cough, and fever indicate COVID even after testing negative?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother (86years) lost her smell sensation last Saturday. She had a fever, cold, cough, and headache. So we isolated her and tested for COVID-19. But the report was negative. We tested two times, and the result is negative both times. But for the last two days, my husband and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. In the current situation of the pandemic, your grandmother could be infected with the coronavirus. She might have tested negative. The reason behind this is, if the virus has reached the lungs, RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase-polymerize ...  Read Full »

My mother gets chest symptoms while walking fast. Is there any problem with her ECG?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 56 years old and weighs around 58 kg. She is having chest symptoms while walking fast and also has a cold. Her heartbeat is also little high. I got her ECG done, can you please tell if anything is wrong with the ECG?  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the ECG result attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it is normal without changes. Her heart rate is also normal, and normal heart rate is 60 to 90 bpm. When you say chest symptom, do you mean chest pain? Is it accompanied b...  Read Full »

What is the cause for this chronic bleeding from the nose when there is no history of trauma?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 12 years old. His weight is 40 kg. The problem is bleeding from the nose for the past six years, no habit of nose picking, no history of trauma, bleeding starts at any time of the day, and also without any physical work during sleeping or inactivity. I have consulted with many ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion on your asked question. In the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), aPTT (activated partial thromboplastin time) value is high. So hemophilia and other coagulation factor deficiencies have to be ruled ...  Read Full »

Can COVID-19 symptoms continue after a month of testing positive?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had a positive result for COVID-19. I had mild symptoms. While going for the test, I had only cold and body pain. After few days, I lost my sense of smell. I was in quarantine for ten days. During discharge, I did not have any tests. This happened a month back. But still, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Recent guidelines of WHO (world health organization) suggest that symptomatic patients are declared as recovered and released from isolation after ten days of onset of symptoms with three additional days showing no symptoms of fever and respir...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for common cold in infants?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is eight months old. He recently had a cold and cough, and he recovered after a course of antibiotics. It has not even been two days since I stopped all his medicines; he has a running nose again. What shall I do now? With no doctors available, I am just worried if it becomes a f...  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Can you please provide me the following details: Is there any fever now? Is the child feeding well and is active? Is he passing urine normally? What treatment did you give him earlier, and for how many days? Is there any difficulty i...  Read Full »

What causes chronic cold, cough, and catarrh?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is suffering from severe cold, cough, and catarrh for years. She consulted several doctors but the root cause of her illness is not identified. The doctors are not able to identify the cause. Having a little exposure to the breeze makes her feel very cold. It makes her sneeze pro...  Read Full »

Dr. Balamurugan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your mother is suffering from vasomotor rhinitis. It occurs due to dysregulation of sympathetic (controls vascular tone) parasympathetic (mucus secretion) and pain-sensitive nerves (controls itching or sneezing reflexes) that innervate the...  Read Full »

My 14-month-old daughter is grinding her teeth badly. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 14 months old. I had given her a 5 mL dosage of Albendazole before a month. She was doing all fine. From the last week, she has a cold and cough. It is not bad and, whenever she has a cold, she recovers fast.  This time, she is grinding her teeth so bad. I was advised that...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is common for babies of this age group to exhibit this phenomenon, and it has nothing to do with Albendazole. It is because children at this age start to develop molar teeth, which is a little bit painful and irritating. So, do not worry. It is a time bound process an...  Read Full »

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