COVD-19, otherwise called coronavirus disease 2019, is a potentially deadly respiratory infection caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). The initial cases were diagnosed in China during late 2019, and WHO (World Health Organization) declared it a pandemic in March 2020. Fever, headaches, body pain, loss of taste and smell, and breathing difficulties are the most commonly seen symptoms.

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I have two types of antibodies in my blood after I suffered from cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). What medication should I take?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two types of antibodies in my blood. I also suffered from cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) after the Covid-19 infection. The two antibodies are DS-DNA 119 (IU/ml) and lupus anticoagulant (DRVVT ratio is 1.47 and SCT ratio 1.29). I have no family background after the above is...  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. To make a prescription for antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), we need either of the antibody-positive anti-La, anticardiolipin, and anti-beta-2 glycoprotein I antibodies plus any clinical symptoms (as in your case, venous sinus thromboses). So ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from COVID-19 for the last five days, and I have some blister or ulcer on my penis. Do I have a herpes infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from COVID-19 for the last five days. But for two days, I am having some blister or ulcer or something on my penis near the urethra, and I am attaching a picture for reference. It erupted without any sexual contact with anyone for at least one and a half months. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before ulcer formation, were there a group of yellow-colored blisters? Thank you.  Read Full »

I have developed rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and diabetes post COVID. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms after covid. Upon receiving the second booster from Pfizer, it became more apparent. I am now taking tablet Prednisolone 10 mg regularly. Last week, I took a blood test that revealed a rheumatoid factor (RF) of 65. I have developed diabe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you take tablet Methotrexate (Rheumatrex) 10 mg once a week only on Mondays and tablet Folic acid (Folvite) 10 mg weekly on Tuesdays. Decrease the dose of tablet Prednisolone (Flo-pred) to 5 mg. Tablet Methotrexate will take about ...  Read Full »

Who should not take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 54 years old. She had a minor operation a few years ago and was under some medicines, including Paracetamol. She then developed an allergic reaction to Paracetamol that manifested as swelling of the body and lasted for several days. She consulted a doctor and took some medici...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I suggest you repeat the allergic test and then take the COVID-19 Vaccines (Coronavirus Disease-2019). That will be a better idea because if she is sensitive to any other medicine, there might be severe side eff...  Read Full »

What are the immune boosters that help in preventing mucormycosis post-COVID in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I have recovered from COVID. I got negative three weeks back. I took Deflazacort 30 twice a day for nine days and after that 6 mg twice a day for one week and 6 mg once a day for five days after that stopped. My sugar levels are in control now after changing medicine. Now I am sc...  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mucormycosis is a dangerous disease. Still, it is rare. You do not need to worry. You can take a Zincovit tablet (Multivitamin) and a good diet. That is enough. Great that you are staying healthy now. Keep your sugar levels as normal as possible. Until today, no medicin...  Read Full »

I am asthmatic and hypertensive. What precaution should I take to prevent COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. I am asthmatic and using Foracort 400 mg inhaler twice a day. I am hypertensive and using Telma AM for the same. I used to be obese, but now I reduced 22.05 pounds in the past 10 months. One of my office staff was tested COVID positive six days back. As of now, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern regarding boosting your immunity for good health. Being asthmatic does not make you prone to COVID infection but you should take utmost precautions and avoid unnecessary outings. From your description, it is very...  Read Full »

I am having asthma since last week. Is it due to COVID?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having asthma since last week. I nebulized three times a day and took Ventolin tablets and antibiotics only yesterday. I am getting better than before. Is there any medicine that I could take for my cough? Also, my employer asked me to quarantine myself because colleagues ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. Being in COVID pandemic season at present, it is suggested to do COVID swab test. since you are asthmatic, as you told it is difficult to differentiate between asthma symptoms and COVID symptoms. But persons with already known lung diseas...  Read Full »

I tested positive for COVID-19 and quarantined myself at home. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I tested positive for COVID-19 last night. I have a cold and mild cough as symptoms and quarantined myself at home. Kindly advise medications. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please share your laboratory report. Do you have fever and breathlessness accompanying the symptoms? Do you have diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, or heart disease? I would suggest to go for some blood tests such as complete blood count (CBC), erythrocyte sedim...  Read Full »

I have a COVID-19 infection with fever and had three doses of Paxlovid. Can I stop the medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I got COVID-19 with a fever two days ago, and not sure when the exposure was. I took three doses of Paxlovid, but I am scared to rebound. Can I stop now? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you got a fever from a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, and the picture of the antigen test (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) that is provided here also suggests that. Paxlovid (Nirma...  Read Full »

How long should I take medicines for decreased urine output and irritation while urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am recovering from COVID and tested antigen-negative last week by a home-based kit approved by ICMR. I experienced burning sensation while passing urine, and also the urination was less. I underwent KFT and the reports came back normal. However, one of my doctor friends suggested that I...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). No need to worry as all the reports are normal. You can take it thrice daily. No harm in it. Also, I suggest you to take it for a ...  Read Full »

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