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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How to cure my friend who is suffering from COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a friend who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He is having some trouble breathing when he does any activity. His back hurts while sitting even without doing any activities. He has difficulty sleeping with pain in his back when he lays down. He can able to breathe when he usually ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your friend has been suffering from back pain, shortness of breath during minor activities, and fever. According to your friend's recent HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) o...  Read Full »

How to know if my on and off fasciculations and muscle twitching are signs of multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I do not drink or smoke, and I am not overweight. I am having on and off fasciculations all over my body for the past year. Also, I started noticing little jerks and twitches of leg, arm, and lips. I am COVID positive now, and all my nerve issues are more ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, and I would explain that your symptoms are not suggestive of MS (multiple sclerosis), but they may indicate benign fasciculation syndrome. I would recommend performing the following tests: 1) Complete b...  Read Full »

I am COVID positive, and my resting heart rate is 100. Shall I take tablet Xarelto now?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old male. My height is 175 cm, and my weight is 74 kg. I am tested positive for COVID-19 today. My resting heart rate is 100, and I am fine without any scaring symptoms.My father died unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 33, and my three siblings have had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your heart rate seems to be linked to the anxiety of being tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019). Only a small number of patients get severe problems with this disease. And after vaccination, the complications become further smaller. Vaccinated peo...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret my chest x-ray and help me know if I can get my second dose of the COVID vaccine.

Query: Hello doctor, It would help if you interpret my chest x-ray and give your opinion on the results. And also, I wanted to know if I could get my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have recently done a chest x-ray as well as ECG (electrocardiogram), and you want to know the interpretation of both. According to the test report that is provided here, only ECG is a...  Read Full »

My rapid antigen and PCR tests were negative after 48 hours of positive COVID PCR test. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I received a positive result from a COVID PCR test and then received a negative result from a rapid antigen and a PCR test two days later. I have had no symptoms. Can I reasonably assume that I am COVID-free? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. Sorry for such mixed results. First test COVID PCR (polymerase chain reaction) positive followed by negative result by rapid antigen testing (RAT) and COVID PCR after two days. In your case, two different molecular testing platforms were used...  Read Full »

My uncle has joint pain and pricking sensation three months after COVID recovery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle (42-year-age) has some joint pains, so he had his body checkup done. Three months back, he had recovered from COVID-19. He has itching all over the body. Sometimes when he scratches, it will become a wound and later will become a black mark. Sometimes there is some pain, as...  Read Full »

Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have not described the joint pains in detail. So it is difficult to ascertain the cause for joint pains. Which are the joints involved? Any associated swelling or redness of joints? Any early morning stiffness? Whether the pain increases on activity or rest? Th...  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 hav...  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 »

I have a severe cough, thick mucus, and body ache after COVID recovery. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have bronchitis, and I am experiencing severe cough, thick mucus expectoration, and severe body ache. I recovered from a severe COVID infection few months ago. I have attached my x-ray. I am currently taking tablets Pulmocef, Montel LC, Concor 5 mg, and Pulmoclear syrup. Kindly hel...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from severe cough with thick mucus formation and body aches. You had a history of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019) infection, hypertension, and ob...  Read Full »

Will post-COVID mucormycosis cause severe headache and swelling inside the mouth?

Query: Hi doctor,My father recently recovered from COVID-19 and again re-admitted to the hospital with mucormycosis symptoms. The main problem my father is facing are several continuous headaches and swelling inside the mouth, and loosening of teeth. He is facing these problems for the last 25 days (from b...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the reports you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). His diagnosis would be a 59-year-old male with diabetes mellitus and post COVID mucormycosis - sinonasal plus orbital. As your father has recovere...  Read Full »

Is my dry mouth because of my girlfriend's bronchiectasis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a relationship with a girl, and she has bronchiectasis. She recently did bronchoalveolar lavage to collect the sample from the lungs for testing. The reports were negative for infection and malignancy, but there was an acute inflammation. Is this contagious? And my dentist...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I understand your concern.Her condition is contagious. If it was due to infection, we could say it is spreadable, but if the cause was hereditary or allergic, the chances of spreading are rare.Kindly answer the following questions to help you better;1) Did you develop a dr...  Read Full »

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