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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 asymptomatic Coronavirus carrier experience loss of smell?

Query: Hello doctor, On March 1st I flew to Utah from Texas and developed cold symptoms after three days. It was a normal cold, but as it was almost gone (no more congestion, did not feel sick anymore), I lost the sense of taste and smell overnight. I have not had a sense of taste or smell for 11 days now....  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate your timely picking up of the signs and reaching out to us. We have two scenarios. First, is that you have Coronavirus infection and the cold, allergy, and loss of smell are due to it unless you develop more severe symptoms like fever, temperature, breathi...  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 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 »

Can patients that are cured of COVID-19 be reinfected?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a recovered COVID-19 patient. I got recovered from this infection before a month. When I cross paths with a COVID-19 patient now, is there a chance for me to carry the virus again? I am asymptomatic now. Can I spread it to my family?   Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are rare reports about the patients who contracted COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) for a second time. You can have a development of immunity against this infection for at least six months. All the medical studies suggest that there is a ...  Read Full »

I am concerned about coronavirus infection. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am really scared about touching things in general because of the Coronavirus, but I also have a paper cut on my thumb and want to check if it is possible to contract it through it getting through my cut? That is not possible, right? I am so scared of touching anything. I am scared to g...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hi,Welcome to, there has been no evidence suggesting parenteral transmission. Its entry into the body has been largely suggested to occur through mucus membranes of the nose, mouth, and conjunctiva. In any case, if a person happens to pick a virus, even if it does not enter through ...  Read Full »

I have itchiness in my throat and shortness of breath. Is it due to Coronavirus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old man. I have anxiety and depression but no immunodeficiency disorders or chronic diseases. First, I wanna know if my immune system is weakened and how likely am I to die of Coronavirus. Second, I have itchiness in my throat and shortness of breath. I always have it ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anxiety can manifest itself in physical or psychological symptoms or both. The irritation sensation you are experiencing is a part of your anxiety. Also please do not believe the hype about covid. It has a low mortality rate, of 2-3 percent, that too mortality is ver...  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 years 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 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 »

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 percent of the myometrium's thickness, lymphovascular space invasion ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhatia Jatin Vinod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Does asthma increase the risk of getting Coronavirus infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old male, I have very mild asthma since my teenage years into my mid 20s. For the past 6 years or so my asthma has been very rare, maybe once every couple of months, but now it seems to be coming more recently active after doing yard work or exercise but no medicines nee...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from childhood asthma which is worsening now due to season and high pollen count and occupational hazards. You should undergo serial measurements of peak expiratory flow/FEV1 (forced expirat...  Read Full »

Is self-isolation needed to prevent coronavirus in immunocompromised patients?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 40 years old. Previously, I had glandular fever, shingles, and influenza. Now, I have Hashimoto's disease. I think that I may have a high chance to get infected with COVID-19 due to my weak immune system. Do I need self-isolation?   Read Full »

Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to People above 60 years of age and people presenting with medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease have higher chances to get infected with COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). People with thyroid disease and...  Read Full »

Can COVID-19 cause only a burning sensation in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in my throat for the last seven days, and there are no other symptoms. Can I be affected by COVID-19?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As your area is facing more cases of COVID-19, it is good that you are seeking medical advice for your symptoms. First of all, I would like to say do not panic. The burning sensation in the throat can be due to some irritation that has ...  Read Full »

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