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 negative COVID-19 swab test conclusive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female, who is going to be 18 years old this year. So I have been sick (flu, fever, sore throat, and headache) since the last 20 days and I went to visit the doctor after five days. The doctor then prescribed me Lozenges, Paracetamol, Cetirizine and Amoxicillin. The diagnosis I re...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can well understand that you are worried, and I am saddened because you feel so ill. I will do everything I can to help you. As I could learn from your detailed descriptions, you were already on quite some medical drugs. Among them, and that is essential information, ...  Read Full »

Can a thigh joint pain be caused due to hospitalization for COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66-year-old male. I recovered from COVID-19 one and a half months ago. I was hospitalized for 24 days in ICU due to COVID-19 and pneumonia in both lungs. I have been facing problems above the thigh joint (lower back pain). Please advise. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This pain can be a nerve pain or muscle pain as you have mentioned that you have lower back pain and leg pain, so most probably associated with the nerve. May be due to long-term hospitalized and sleeping in the same position. Can you please tell me what medicines yo...  Read Full »

Please treat my fever, headache, and cough.

Query: I have fever since five days. My fever comes down when I take medicine but eventually comes back. I also have severe headache and cough. Please help me. I was taking Biogesic then later changed to Bioflu.  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, Thank you for getting in touch with us. I’m very sorry to learn about your condition. Have you already taken a COVID-19 test? Especially in the last four days? If not you need to do that because your symptoms are consistent with COVID-19. Of course it can also be another type of infecti...  Read Full »

For how long suspected cases should be in isolation to prevent COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my wife went to a beauty parlor being run in a flat in housing society. She got eyebrow trimming done by a lady. Later that lady informed my wife that her son has returned from a far country four to five days back. He was screened at the airport and advised to be in isolati...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chances of transmission of Coronavirus is there to wife in the current described scenario. I suppose seven days have elapsed since her son has returned from the far country. So seven days are still left. Your wife should stay in another flat only in my opinion, for ...  Read Full »

Can COVID-19 cause pulmonary fibrosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I recovered from COVID-19 two months back. I still have a CT score of 7/25 and D-Dimer at 950. The doctor prescribed Pirfenex 1200 mg per day and Dabigo - 110 one tablet trice daily. I am feeling numbness in my face and dizziness since yesterday. All tests done were three days back. All ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Thanks for reaching out to us. I am sorry to hear about your health issues; please do not worry. You will be fine soon, hopefully. I went through your investigation results in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most of the investigations a...  Read Full »

How to manage anosmia in COVID-19 recovered patients?

Query: Hello doctor, I was affected by the Coronavirus three months back and lost my smell and some of my taste. I retested, and my results came back negative. I still cannot smell after three months, and I wondered if any medication could reverse my anosmia.  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing regarding the problem in concern. This is perfectly normal as 70 percent of patients who have been found COVID-19 positive have coincidently had complaints of anosmia (loss of sense of smell) and altered sense of taste (dysgeusia). The loss of smell...  Read Full »

How to lower CRP and hs-CRP in an asthmatic?

Query: How to reduce hs crp and crp values as i am asthmatic although i don't get attacks but i am taking inhalers as a precaution. I am at high risk in covid due to low grade inflammation my doctor said. What risk do i have due to crp values as i am young like cardiovascular risk etc and how it could be l...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq. Thanks for reaching out to us. Your high CRP level is most likely as a result of your asthma. High values does not only relate to cardiovascular risk. In people with chronic inflammatory diseases like you, we can find high CRP levels. I can only suspect cardiovascular ...  Read Full »

Why do I find it difficult to take a deep breath the entire day?

Query: Hello I have a problem in taking a deep breath while inhaling ALL DAY(feeling like the breath doesnt go deep enough) for more than a month now. Normal breathing is fine but deep breathing is an issue Have a very mild cough in the morning. NO breathing issue while sleeping. Noticed an increa...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, Thank you for getting in touch with iCliniq. Have you been tested for Covid-19? If no then pls. do it. The symptoms you describe fit to a young individual with mild Covid-19. At to your stomach medication, pls. chance to Gaviscon (alginate) Liquid. Skip the pantop and the acinil. Alginates a...  Read Full »

What can cause chest pain, breathing difficulty, and bluish discoloration of nails?

Query: Hi, I am experiencing chest pain (not continuous) since last week. Sometimes I have difficulty breathing and frequently I have sore throat and sleep problems. But more than two weeks now I noticed the change in the color of my nails, both hands and feet (from reddish before, now they're pale violet/...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, Thank you for your question.You did the right thing by contacting us. I read very carefully what you wrote and unfortunately I come to the conclusion that you are suffering from a severe lung infection with hypoxia. Since we are in the midst of a pandemic it could very well be COVID-19 in an ...  Read Full »

Can patients that are cured of COVID-19 be reinfected?

Query: I am recovered covid patient for more than a month. If i cross paths with a covid infected patient now, is there a chance of me carrying the virus, being asymptomatic and spread it to my family?  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, There are few rare reports about patients who contracted a Sars-CoV-2 (Covid-19) a second time, however the mainstream of all studies hints into the direction that you might be immune against a second infection for at least 6 months. So, as 95% of all medical studies today support the idea t...  Read Full »

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