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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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What does rapid COVID-19 test IgM positive and IgG negative conclude?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband got infected with COVID-19 three months ago. After 14 days, he recovered, and the result was negative too, but as a part of the company procedure, he underwent a rapid test last week that showed IgM positive and IgG negative. Is he infected for the second time? How many days...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to is IgG-negative, IgM-positive. It means his immune system is still fighting a virus, or maybe he got it for the second time. Even though it is asymptomatic, he can still transfer the disease to others. So I suggest he needs to be self-isolated and regularly check his ...  Read Full »

My HIV test result shows reactive. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I just want to inquire about my condition. I had an HIV screening test four months back and the result was ‘reactive.’ After waiting for two weeks for the confirmation test, the results showed ‘non-reactive.’ But recently, this month, I had to retake the HIV (human immunodeficie...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Understandably, you are concerned about your recent HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) test results. Given your situation and lack of risk factors, it is worth considering the possibility of a false positive result or cross-reactivity w...  Read Full »

Is it safe to get a second COVID shot early?

Query: Hello doctor,I got my first COVID shot a while back, and I am wondering if I need to bother with the second one. I am a healthy 70-year-old guy and I want to stay protected. Can you give me some advice on whether I should go ahead with the second shot? I have heard mixed opinions, and am not sure wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. The recommendation for a two-dose vaccine series, like the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, is based on clinical trial data and real-world evidence. 1. Efficacy: The second dose significantly boosts the effectiveness of the ...  Read Full »

My child is traveling abroad. Is it necessary for her to get vaccinated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to travel abroad with my almost 13-year-old daughter. I have taken both doses of vaccination. But my daughter is also asked to vaccinate. Doctors say it is safe, and many children worldwide are getting vaccinated. We are not planning to return to my home country again, so if...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In your home country, children are getting COVID-19 vaccinations done now. I recommend you inquire about what vaccines are available in the country you are traveling to and check if they are available in your home country. Thank you.  Read Full »

Why was Prednisone therapy given to my father for COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some questions about COVID-19 prednisone therapy. My father just got out of the hospital. The doctor that my sister met online prescribes high doses of prednisone. I just wanted to ask your opinion about this prescription. My father recently suffered from a perforated peptic ulcer,...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. May I know what the prescribed dose of prednisone is? I will be happy to help you further. Thank you.  Read Full »

Does a reduction in SpO2 to 93% indicate affected lungs?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with COVID-19 two days ago. I have a cough and fever between 37.5 degrees Fahrenheit to 38.5 degrees Fahrenheit. My oxygen saturation (SpO2) is 97 to 99 % when I am sitting or standing. However, it reduces to 93 to 95 % when I am lying down. Are my lungs affected? Shoul...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Sekar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are you having any difficulty in breathing? I suggest you walk continuously for six minutes and then check the saturation at the end of six minutes. If it is less than 95% or you have difficulty breathing, consult a nearby doctor immediately. Cough and tiredness are e...  Read Full »

Kindly review my report and give your opinion on my constant headaches and tingling sensation.

Query: Hello doctor, I recovered from a COVID infection four months ago. After that, I have brain fog, concentration issues, headaches, memory issues, balance issues, lack of mental precision, depression, anxiety, and PTSD issues. My headaches are constant and can last for days or even weeks. I also have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about your headache. 1) Since when you are having headaches? 2) Which part of the head aches? 3) What kind of headaches have you felt? 4) What is the duration of one episode of headache? 5) Do you have ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel cold air at the back of my throat, and my nasal passages look wider post COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I had COVID-19 three weeks ago. My nasal passages look wider. I feel like I am taking in too much air at night, which is uncomfortable and scary. There is little to no pressure when I sneeze from my right nose. I feel cold air at the back of my throat when I breathe. I randomly experie...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have post-COVID-19 symptoms that differ from one patient to another. These symptoms can persist from weeks to months and sometimes for years. I suggest you use an antihistamine daily for the cold air sensation in your throat.  Read Full »

I have fatigue, muscle weakness, and aching in both arms and legs after recovering from COVID. Could it be ALS?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had covid and suffered from headaches, muscle aches, fever, and fatigue. I have tested negative after four days but still suffer from severe fatigue, muscle weakness (heaviness), and aching in both arms and legs. In the last 2 to 3 days, I have also developed muscle twitches (m...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for providing a detailed history. The timeline of covid infection followed by fatigue and muscle pain is a well-established complication of Covid (coronavirus disease) infection and, in the majority of cases, will settle down in a few days, mostly an average per...  Read Full »

Will I remain COVID-19 positive for the rest of my life?

Query: Hi doctor,I just got a cover pos result. I was fatigued for two weeks with a productive cough-breath. X-ray and fever are normal. I need to be quarantined for one week after that. What should I do? Retest after three weeks? Will I be positive for the rest of my life?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. What do you mean by cover pos? Did you mean COVID-19 positive? Can you please send me your reports? I will check and let you know. No, you will not be positive for the entire life. Please tell me what symptoms do you...  Read Full »

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