Coronavirus causes an infectious disease called COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019). It spreads through the respiratory droplets of the affected person and by touching eyes, nose, or mouth immediately after having an exposure. The common symptoms are fever, diarrhea, cough, loss of taste and smell. It is managed by taking antiviral medications. Wearing face masks and social distancing helps to prevent it.
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Can we plan for a baby during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?
Query: Hello doctor, We, as a couple are married recently. We want to plan for a baby. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, can we plan it now? Is it safe? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Coronavirus does not have any known impact on people planning for pregnancy. However, infertility treatment can be deferred. For your family, I would advise that corona may continue for few more months, as claimed by many studies, so you may have difficulty in visiting ... Read Full »
Is it advisable to give a flu shot to a 3-year-old kid to prevent from coronavirus?
Query: Hello doctor, I am asking question on behalf of my niece. My niece is 2.8 years old. Considering the present situation regarding corona virus, can we give a flu shot to her irrespective from her normal vaccination schedule. Also, I want to ask you for a suggestion regarding a travel to do and als... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I understand your concern. Yes, definitely you should give a shot of flu vaccine which will protect from getting infected. It gives protection for a year. Regarding meeting someone having a fever with international travel history, my opinion is you should avoid the me... Read Full »
Why am I recovering very slowly from COVID-19?
Query: Hi doctor,I have mild asthma with a cough for two weeks. I am a COVID-19 patient. Currently, I am taking Benzo 200 mg, Famotidine 20 mg, and Albuterol as needed. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a cough that is dry in nature and you are a COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) patient. You have a past history of mild asthma and anxiety. Your treatment depends on s... Read Full »
How to help my wife overcome the fear of coronavirus pandemic?
Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 33 years old with a height of 58 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. My wife is scared about the health concerns of our family due to coronavirus. Sometimes she is not able to sleep and none of my family members is suffering from the disease. She is obsessively cle... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you must stop watching all news channels and stop talking about corona pandemic with her. You can see news maximum for half an hour a day and get updated about it. Keep your wife busy and try to make her spend time on her hobbies. She can start to do meditation a... Read Full »
What are the risks of stopping radiotherapy halfway?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a tumor in the uterus, and I was admitted to the hospital last month, and successfully uterus, fallopian tube, lymph nodes were removed. The biopsy report came after a week. It says a tumor involving more than 50% of the myometrium's thickness, lymphovascular space invasion presen... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for your predicament. It is indeed difficult time due to pandemic. Ideally there should not be any gaps in the treatment, since gap results in increased chances of disease recurrence. I would advise to continue the treatment, however considering the pandemic, t... Read Full »
I have mild sore throat and temperature. Should I consult a doctor for Covid-19 symptoms?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a mild sore throat last Friday and started to take Strepsils then the pain gone last Sunday. But early morning today at around 2 AM I had chills until the morning. I took Paracetamol right away. My body temperature is 37.2 currently. Should I go to the hospital? Are my symptoms ... Read Full »
Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Viral infections produce similar symptoms. Common cold or seasonal flu produces similar symptoms as does Coronavirus. However, it is the severity of symptoms that are worrying in Coronavirus and the body's response to contain the virus. There is no need to panic right ... Read Full »
Are the medicines prescribed for COVID-19 symptoms fine?
Query: Hi doctor,My sister is 28 years old with a weight of 67 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. My sister is having some preliminary symptoms of COVID-19. My family doctor suggested home quarantine. She survives in a separate room. She has symptoms like sore throat, headache, high fever, bo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, your sister is having some preliminary symptoms of COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). She is having a sore throat, headache, high fever, body ache, and cough with rashes. Your doctor's assu... Read Full »
Why has my sense of smell not returned even after a month of COVID-19?
Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had a positive result for COVID-19 a month back. I was symptom-free for 16 days and after that, I lost my sense of smell. I cannot smell anything. Can I able to regain my sense of smell? Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is perfectly normal as seventy percent of patients with COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) positive have complaints of anosmia and altered sense of taste (dysgeusia). Loss of smell and taste occurs suddenly in eighty percent of patients while ... Read Full »
How long does it take for the sense of smell to return after COVID-19?
Query: Hi doctor, I lost my smell and taste twelve weeks back after getting Covid-19. I got my taste back after two weeks. But still, I am not to able smell anything. I have tried steam inhalation, steroid nasal spray, smell training, and saline nasal spray. But there is no improvement. What to do? Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Loss of smell or anosmia is one of the peculiar atypical features of COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). In all circumstances, loss of taste and smell always occurs in association irrespective of the cause. It is closely attributed to the process... Read Full »
Are sinusitis patients more prone for Coronavirus infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a sinusitis patient. But I do not face any breathing problems. And I am just 21 year old. Is Corona dangerous for sinusitis patients? Please tell me I really want to know. Read Full »
Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Corona is dangerous for each and everyone one of us. However, there are few conditions where the patient's body immunity is on the lower side. One such condition is recurrent allergy associated sinusitis. You may be completely asymptomatic, but in general patients probe... Read Full »