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, brea...  Read Full »

Is pulmonary stenosis a risk factor for COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old with prominent pulmonary stenosis. My work is staying open during the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to know what employees will work. If I say I do not want to work, they may hold it against me in the future. It is a family video, so people are constantly coming in and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the Pulmonary stenosis puts you at higher risk for complicated COVID-19 infection. So if you get a COVID-19 infection, then the course might be aggressive in you. Your country, as mentioned, reached a stage where complete lockdown is needed. However, it is good if you c...  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. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 wh...  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. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 pro...  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 »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

What to do if you experience symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend told me that she had a fever and mild cough a few days ago. She also experiences hives, sore throat, and mild inflammation on her face. Today is the 5th day, and she does not have a fever, no hive, and no inflammation anymore, and she feels better. However, she is afraid that w...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out. Is your friend having a history of exposure to someone who is COVID-19 positive? Does she come from an area where there is a high number of COVID-19 positive cases? Considering the circumstances that we are in a pandemic, it is best to as...  Read Full »

How can I prevent getting infected with the new Coronavirus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an educator who will be returning to work for in-person classes. We have been quarantined for three months, not willing to risk it, so going back is scary for us. My question is, what sort of routine would be best when getting home from being exposed to more than 500 people to prot...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry, and try following the suggestions written below. 1. At the office- Wear masks (N95 /3 PLY) at all times. Wash hands with soap and water every 1-2 hours. Sanitize (70% Isopropyl alcohol or 90% ethyl alcohol containing sanitizer) every seat, t...  Read Full »

Is my breathing problem and vomiting with blood related to Coronavirus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have breathing problem for nine years and sometimes it becomes severe. After taking medicines, it goes away. Now I have a breathing problem. Yesterday, it became severe at night and I had vomiting with blood. This is the first time for me to have vomiting with blood. While taking my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With your history, it does not have any relation with COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). You have a lower respiratory tract infection. I suggest you take antibiotics and other supportive medicines. You can take tablet Augmentin 625 mg (Amoxi...  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 »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

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 »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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