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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Why is my head shivering from the last 20 days?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe shivering in my head. It starts at any time of the day, and when I sleep a little bit, it stops. I had my report, and my vitamin D3 level is less (18.12 ng/mL). Please suggest to me some solution for this. I have it for the last 20 days.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. It is best first to take vitamin D3 supplementation immediately. I suggest you Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 60,000 International Units (IU) one capsule once weekly for six weeks. This will be a protective supplementation as well against the pandem...  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 assu...  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 on s...  Read Full »

My father is diabetic and has acquired COVID infection. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My father has been suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure for four years. He has got infected with COVID -19. His blood sugar level has been above 300 mg/dL for the last three days, even after taking medicines on time. I am sharing his current medications with you.1.Tablet Glyc...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Increased blood sugars are a known complication of COVID, especially in diabetes. Mostly it is due to steroid use, but there are other factors as well. However, there is no need to worry, we need to add a...  Read Full »

Is COVID-19 related lung fibrosis reversible?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, aged 59 years, was found to be COVID-19 positive a month ago. After which, he is suffering from a lung infection. Right now, he is admitted to a hospital after one week of COVID-19 illness. Currently, he has completed all the required injections of Itolizumab followed by Ulina...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. BiPAP (biphasic positive airway pressure) ventilator airway pressure by face mask ventilation can reduce the endotracheal intubation in treating severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in acute re...  Read Full »

What can be done for dull pain in cartilage, ribs and shoulder blades that appears after Covid attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I have ankylosing spondylitis (HLA B27 positive) for the past 14 years. After I had COVID six months back while recovering, I had a dull pain in the sternum and cartilage of the chest. I took antibiotics, and the pain subsided. But now, for the past few weeks, while sleeping, it is pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms suggest active disease at present. You are currently on a low dose of tablet Sulfasalazine (anti-inflammatory) which can be increased if needed. To control the inflammation, I suggest taking tablet Etoricoxib (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) 120 mg...  Read Full »

I am having tingling sensation, numbness, and pain in my legs and feet after COVID infection. How do I manage it?

Query: Hello, I suffered from covid 19. Two weeks later, I suffered tingling and numbness in my feet, pain in my legs, and general malaise. This was continued for another two to three weeks with pain in the buttocks while sitting and hip pain at night. I had an MRI of the SI joint, which showed some inflam...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohamad Ali Rida

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. This is obviously a post covid viral arthritis caused by the infection that you had, and it gives the same presentation as sacroiliitis and other autoimmune diseases. We call it reactive arthritis, and it takes time to heal. We can give a s...  Read Full »

My girlfriend had tested positive for COVID-19 and had continued diarrhea. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend tested positive for COVID-19. It was determined to be the GI version of COVID, which presented vomiting, diarrhea, and high fever as the main symptoms. After several days, we broke the fever and stopped the vomiting. However, diarrhea continued. It went from almost a stringy...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed her case history and attached images as well (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There are four issues that I can see. 1) Recent COVID infection, with gut involvement predominantly. 2) Underlying anxiety, sensitive gut, and history ...  Read Full »

I am having fever and sore throat for two days. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old female. I had a mild sore throat yesterday morning, and the symptoms got worse as the day progressed. I am experiencing a massive headache, throat pain, and fever. I feel exhausted. It is painful for me to swallow my saliva. I also have some red spots on my upper pal...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The symptoms you mentioned are consistent with a bacterial or viral infection. Have you got tested for COVID-19? If not, then get the RT-PCR (reverse-transcrption polymerase chain reaction) test done soon. Another cause can be...  Read Full »

I got dry flu and I cannot sense any taste, smell or temperature changes. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having some sudden health issues. I got dry flu. And I lost my sense of smell and taste. And I went to the hospital for a COVID test, and my COVID test reports were negative. Now I cannot feel any smell or taste, including my other senses are lost like now in winter I cannot f...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. Loss of taste and smell is not necessarily due to COVID. It can be due to a blocked nose, sinusitis, and diabetes. Let me assure you that this is not something that cannot be cured. I suggest starting ...  Read Full »

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