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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Is low oxygen saturation level due to COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother-in-law was diagnosed with asymptomatic COVID two days ago. The family is under quarantine. Today, we checked the oxygen level of my father-in-law. His current oxygen level is 85. He has no symptoms of COVID and also in good health, he does not have any breathing problems. He i...  Read Full »

Dr. Pratik Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please keep checking the saturation levels periodically. Do yoga and breathing exercises to increase oxygen saturation. It will be better to get an HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) chest done if possible at baseline to monitor if oxygen levels drop furthe...  Read Full »

What caused the four-second arrhythmia when I stood up?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old male. About a month ago, I passed out after watching a movie first responders came and said I was fine until they asked me to stand up, and that is when a four-second arrhythmia occurred. I was rushed to the emergency room and was told I needed a pacemaker, and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. The transient loss of consciousness with loss of postural tone but with spontaneous and complete recovery is called syncope. The most common in the general population is vasovagal syncope. Please answer some questions so that I may rule out the ca...  Read Full »

How dangerous is the coronavirus disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 37 years old and has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He is having a continuous fever ranging from 102-104 degrees Celcius and oxygen level varying from 92- 96. He is in-home quarantine. Everyday symptoms are changing, and on day one, he had a high fever, body ache, head...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your brother has been suffering from COVID-19. As Covid-19 mainly attacks the respiratory tract, so cough may be noticed as diseases progress. Initially, dry cough may appear, then cough becomes intractable ...  Read Full »

Are my chest pain and cough due to the post-COVID-19 complications?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife had COVID, and since then, she repeatedly has episodes of chest pain and coughing, in particular after exercise and exposure to cold air. The pain is not related to breathing and is, in particular, disturbing at night, as it impedes sleep. The question is which therapy she can d...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your wife has been suffering from chest pain and cough. These chest pain and coughing have been started after becoming COVID-19 positive, and they occur especially after exercise, exposur...  Read Full »

Is urticaria seen in few COVID patients?

Query: Hi doctor, 1) I have chronic hives since last year. I have been taking Bilaxten 20 mg tablets since then, an almost daily tablet. Nowadays, it is once in two days or when hives appear. Even after one year, no relief. I am worried about what is the root cause. I consulted a dermatologist and did a b...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is chronic urticaria, as you already know. Now urticaria can be of two types (besides acute and chronic). Chronic spontaneous urticaria: This is the commonest and seen in more than 70 % of patients of duration more than six weeks. ...  Read Full »

I have fever and sore throat but not loss of smell and taste. Am I safe from COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, From yesterday I am having a sore throat and fever of 100. 9 degrees F. It is fluctuating between 100.4 to 100.9 degrees F. I am feeling a pricking sensation in my throat and a mild dry cough. I had drunk house water kept in the refrigerator for few days. I am also feeling a bit tired....  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sore throat, dry cough, fever, and cold are common to both common cold and to COVID. Having said that, most COVID patients complain of loss of smell and taste. Since you are not having both the problems, you are relatively safe. I would like to assure you that you do...  Read Full »

Are loss of appetite, tiredness and general weakness symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother has a loss of appetite, tiredness, general weakness for more than 12 days, and her blood results shows some bad results:SGPT = 64,SGOT =74,lDH =503,GGt=108,Creatinine=0.8,BUN=13.4,WBC=5700,RBC=4.36,HCT=38.6,Hemoglobin=12.7,Lymphocytes=27%,Polymorphs=66%,Monocytes=6%,Eosinophil...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is difficult to comment about COVID depending upon the above investigations. If she is having breathing difficulty, cough, and loss of smell and taste suggestive of the above diagnosis. But confirmation by COVID RT PCR and HRCT chest. The above investigations are ...  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. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

What can be the causes for the formation of lung nodules?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pneumonia from COVID. My main concern is there stating that I might have a nodule. Is it improving or? This is my first time seeing this on my report. Also, if you can just explain the whole report to me, it will be better.Thank you doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Padmesh Jain

General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sad to know that you suffered from COVID pneumonia. I hope you are better now and discharged from the hospital. I would have been in a better position had you sent your HRCT-chest images. Nonetheless, I will try to explain the report you have provided in a simplified ...  Read Full »

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