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 been under treatment for COVID-19 for the past four days, and the fever has stabilized, but I still have soreness, heaviness, and leg muscle stiffness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am COVID positive. For the past four days, I have had Zady 500 mg, Doxycycline, Dolo-650, and Limcee. Initially, my fever was 99.5 to 101.5, and now it is settled at 99. Presently I have soreness, heaviness, and slight muscle stiffness in the legs. What to do further?   Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. The medications you are taking are sufficient. It is only symptomatic management. Unfortunately, the weakness with COVID is sometimes severe. Please take bed rest. And keep monitoring your oxygen saturation. You may have to buy one pul...  Read Full »

Is RT-PCR required for upper respiratory tract infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old female of weight 65 kg. I have had a cough, cold, and also little pain in my throat for the last three days. And everyone in my family has a cold and cough. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) can be defined as self-limited irritation and swelling of the upper airways with associated cough and no signs of pneumonia in a patient with no other condition that would account for their symptoms or with no history of ...  Read Full »

My 78-year-old grandfather, who has atrial fibrillation, has a mild cough and pink phlegm after COVID. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My grandfather is a 78-year-old COVID-19 patient with all symptoms gone except for a mild cough with pink phlegm. However, he has fatigue and trouble sleeping. He has a history of controlled atrial fibrillation. I have attached the latest lab results for your reference. He is currently ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Apparently, the reports show he still has some COVID (coronavirus disease) pneumonia symptoms (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It might be some heart-related issues like congestive heart failu...  Read Full »

I still have pain in my lungs after the COVID-19 attack a year ago. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I got COVID-19 one year back, and I am still experiencing pain in my lungs daily (especially in the right one at the top) besides breathlessness. Today I had a CT scan, and I would like to know how it looks or if I should have a more thorough in-person evaluation....  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the images you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). This CT (computed tomography) looks normal. So no need to worry about any post-Covid complications. Have any tests for Vitamin D3 an...  Read Full »

I have been having heartburn and vomiting since I tested positive for COVID last year. Has the virus damaged my stomach lining?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from gastritis past year. I have done endoscopy and Helicobacter pylori therapy, but still, l have gastritis. Is it possible that my stomach lining is permanently damaged? Will I never be able to eat like before? My problem started when I tested positive for covid...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Please reply to me with the gastritis medications, dosage, and duration of intake to help in evaluating the problem and suggest appropriate treatment. Thank you and take care.  Read Full »

I have been suffering from a fever and cough for four days. I have trouble swallowing too. Kindly suggest some home remedies.

Query: Hello doctor, For the entire day, my cough did not stop for a while. I do not know what to do. I did take some traditional medicine, and it did temporarily stop my coughs. However, the cough has started again now. I cannot sleep at all. My cough started when I had a fever four days ago. When my feve...  Read Full »

Dr. Azeem

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Nowadays, colds with sore throat and fever are common that might indicate viral infection, most probably COVID. If vaccinated, the fever may subside within three to four days. As 38-degree Celcius is fever, I suggest you take a tablet o...  Read Full »

Is it safe for an individual suffering from COVID-19 to exercise for 45 minutes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have COVID-19. I am 27-year-old in good health otherwise. I did not have to be hospitalized and had a mild case. I had it for 3 to 4 days and have been exercising vigorously for 45 minutes on an exercise bike like I usually do. Today I read online articles saying you should not be ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Azeem

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Cytokine from our immune system can destroy tissue and activate the coagulation cascade leading to clotting. In short, viruses cause our immune system to react, and virally infected cells in this process can damage normal cells. If normal cells are damaged, clotting or...  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 »

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 ...  Read Full »

How to confirm if my symptoms are due to COVID-19 or some other infection?

Query: Hi doctor, A couple of weeks ago had a wasp bite on my sole, and the next two days, I had a hard time walking. The pain was gone after that two days. Then after about a week, it became so bad that the tiny swelling became a wound, and it got infected. I tried my best to clean it twice a day, put io...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is less chance of diabetes at this young age, but your wounds not healing may be due to insect bite allergy. If you have a family history of diabetes, then get the blood sugar levels checked. COVID or another viral pharyngitis with lymphadenopathy or malaria o...  Read Full »

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