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 experiencing intermittent cough during night or when exposed to cold temperatures after COVID infection. Is it a matter of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a fever recently and found my COVID results to be positive. Now no more COVID, but I have an intermittent cough, especially at night or when I am exposed to cold temperatures. So I went for HRCT chest. Please find my report and give suggestions. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from cough, especially at night. According to the HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) of the Chest, your reports (attachment removed to protect patient's i...  Read Full »

What to do in case of fever in COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, Since the last week, I have had a mild fever and cough, and when I got tested for COVID-19, the report came back positive. I have attached my RT-PCR report and prescription advised to me for the same. I have been taking medicines prescribed for my fever and cough since the last week. K...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to, Thank you for the query. I understand your concern. According to the query you asked, you have been suffering from mild fever and cough for a week, and you are COVID-19 positive. I have checked the RT-PCR (Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction) report and th...  Read Full »

I have a fever, cough, and cold, but my RT-PCR reports are negative. What can it be?

Query: Hello, I am suffering from fever, mild cough, and severe cold. I took the RT-PCR test, which showed that I am COVID negative. So, we did some blood tests. Currently, I am taking Paracetamol tablets. Also, see my attached test reports. I need your advice and treatment. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Yermal Tanmai Deelip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I went through your query about fever, cough, and cold. I would like to know some more details about your present symptoms- 1. Since how many days do you have your symptoms of fever or cough? 2. Is your fever high grade or low grade? 3....  Read Full »

Do I have COVID if I have symptoms like mild fever, cold, cough, sore throat, headache, and fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel a slight increase in body temperature, with cold, cough, sore throat, fatigue, nauseous, and headache. I feel so heavy and unable to move. I go to my office daily and work in a separate cabin, so are there chances for me to acquire COVID? I checked my body temperature with a digita...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to know the following: 1) Are you taking any medicines for these symptoms? 2) Are you taking any medicines for diabetes, hypertension, thyroid, and heart ailment? 3) How long do you have these symptoms? 4) Did you come in cont...  Read Full »

Can the coronavirus infect a recently recovered person?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old who suffered SARS-CoV-2 recently and have recovered from it. I was depressed during my illness, as I had to take care of everything by myself. I do not have any symptoms now, and I am entirely fine. However, due to the increased anxiety and risk of acquiring COVID-19...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. Yes, having recovered from SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory coronavirus-2) gives you immunity and develops antibodies for about three months. Please do not take stress as COVID-19 is like flu, and your body...  Read Full »

Should I not go out as my father overcame COVID the last year?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18-year-old, and my father had overcome COVID a year before. Today, I discussed the pandemic with my father as I was not allowed to play outside with my friends after my father acquired COVID. He said that there would be an increase in Coronavirus variants due to unvaccinated people,...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is not unvaccinated people who spread COVID. Vaccinations help boost immunity and develop antibodies that fight the infection. If a person is not vaccinated, he may develop COVID symptoms like any other flu and continue being around other ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan for high fever, cough, joint pain, and elevated liver enzymes.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a 57-year-old male. For the past 12 days, he is suffering from high fever, cough, joint pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and low platelet count. We tested him for viral, dengue, and typhoid fever. But all came out negative. Then our doctor recommended LFT (liver function ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. Any viral fever or hepatotoxic drugs may lead to elevation of liver enzymes. In few patients, it may be due to alcohol-induced liver injury or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, etc. So until a proper examination is done, it is difficult to say what it is....  Read Full »

Suggest some solutions for severe cough with thick mucus.

Query: Hi doctor, My family member is having a severe cough with thick mucous for the last 20 days, have tried different medications, but there is no significant improvement. The medicine includes; cough syrup containing Dextromethorphan three times a day, tablet Lysomucil 600 mg (Acetylcysteine) in the m...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, the patient has been suffering from severe cough for the last 20 days and has had childhood allergic asthma. As the patient has a history of allergic asthma, it will be wise to find out the triggering factors like du...  Read Full »

Why was Prednisone therapy given to my father for COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some questions about COVID-19 prednisone therapy. My father just got out of the hospital. The doctor that my sister met online prescribes high doses of prednisone. I just wanted to ask your opinion about this prescription. My father recently suffered from a perforated peptic ulcer...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. May I know what the prescribed dose of prednisone is? I will be happy to help you further. Thank you.  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 »

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