Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Pandemic is the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which manifests differently in different individuals. However, most people do not require hospitalization as they have mild to moderate infections. Symptoms include fever, dry cough, tiredness, loss of taste and smell, body ache, diarrhea, headache, rashes, etc. Preventive measures include maintaining social distance, wearing a face mask, and frequently washing the hands.

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After COVID-19 infection, there are changes in thyroxine levels. Why?

Query: I am a male, 29 years old, 5.4 feet, and 134 lbs. I have attached 2 reports: 1) blood test results 2) my heart palpitations recorded on my Kardia app with Alivcor. I had positive corona around 5 & half weeks ago and suffered symptoms of severe fatigue & high palpitations after checking my he...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello I just read your query and the reports that you have attached. Yes the free thyroxine levels are slightly high but the normal TSH levels are reassuring and suggest that the viral infection was the likely reason behind it. It would definitely be worth repeating it again in 6 weeks time. Howe...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of COVID reinfection after recovery?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently recovered from COVID-19, and I still have lingering symptoms. I was exposed to a person having a COVID-19 infection two days ago. Should I be concerned about reinfection?Kindly help.  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 had a history of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019) infection, and you have recently been exposed to a COVID-19 infected person. As you have a history of COVID infection, your bod...  Read Full »

Is it safe to wear N95 masks since COVID-19 is reduced?

Query: Hi doctor, Can I use N95 masks? Now, COVID-19 is also reduced, and most of us are vaccinated. Is it safe for me and others surrounding me if I wear N95 masks? Also, will wearing that mask prevent the spread if I have regular flu? Kindly suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The COVID-19 pandemic is not officially over. Therefore, I suggest you kindly wear a mask and practice social distancing, handwashing, and sanitization as per the official COVID-19 protocol. The COVID-19 vaccine prevents severe infection but does not preclude the possibi...  Read Full »

As wearing masks interferes with my breathing, is it necessary to wear them to prevent COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor,In my society, no one wears a mask. I do not know who is vaccinated and who is not. Though I used to wear a mask, I have refrained from it now. I tried wearing it, but it interferes with my breathing. Are masks still necessary? Will there be further COVID-19 waves? If it occurs, will it...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If one is vaccinated for two doses and possibly a booster dose, and if such a person is affected by COVID-19, it is more likely to be a milder infection. The occurrence of further COVID waves depends upon the presence of a mutated, transmissible, and pathogenic virus, ...  Read Full »

What are the medicines used to treat COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I need to get supervised on COVID-19. I have a positive result and I am taking Fabiflu, Atoz tablet, and Dolo. I am having a fever and cough. Is this the right medicine?   Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly share the complete details of your reports and treatments prescribed. Fabiflu (Favipiravir) should be taken in appropriate doses along with other important medicines. I hope that you have been prescribed and not self-medicating. Kindly share the details to he...  Read Full »

Is it fine to visit a dentist for bad breath, drooling, etc., during the pandemic?

Query: Hi doctor,I needed to consult if I could get treatment at home or visit the clinic because I am still not vaccinated. Last year while chewing gum, all of a sudden, it stuck in one tooth. It was unbearable pain with bleeding. I thought I would visit the doctor once the COVID is over. But it has been ...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you personally not visit any dental clinic right now. It is not something we call an emergency. You can wait till the COVID wave is over. For bad smell and other issues which you have mentioned I recommend you: 1) Mouth wash Chlorohexidine, rinse mouth...  Read Full »

What to do if you conceive immediately after recovering from COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of first pregnancy and did a medical abortion. Then I did D&C for removing remained products of conception. Within three months, I got conceived again. I was given progesterone injections for ruling out the chances of having a miscarriage. Then I had a medical aborti...  Read Full »

Dr. Nisha Marhatta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your perturbed situation at this moment. But together we can find a solution. As you have said, you missed the course of OCP (oral contraceptive pills) for few days. Yes, there are chances for you to be pregnant. But your urine test is negative and you ...  Read Full »

After taking the first dose of Sinopharm, I got heart racing with lightheadedness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old female. I do not have any health issues. Initially, I took the first dose of Sinopharm. I got severe diarrhea and stomach cramps. I was given Metronidazole. My intestinal issues got cleared up. But when I waked up in the night, I had an average heart racing two times...  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 are suffering from heart racing, trembling, lightheadedness and dizziness after getting the first dose of Covid vaccine called Sinopharm. Like other medications, this Covid vaccine ...  Read Full »

What causes random burning pins and needles with pain in various parts of the body??

Query: Hi doctor, I have started getting random burning pins and needles and pain on various spots of my body. It is worse at night to the point it keeps me awake. I feel it in my shoulders, arms, torso, and legs. It is never all at once, and it comes and goes. What could be causing this?  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your complaints of needle and pain sensation all over the body or different parts of the body do not fit in with paraesthesias. However, I understand that the random pins and needles are so troublesome that you cannot sleep. Also, having it all over the body in differen...  Read Full »

Is it safe to go to the hospital to confirm pregnancy during COVID or have a virtual consultation?

Query: Hello doctor, We are planning for a baby. We already have a girl child who is seven and half years old. My wife has just missed her menstrual bleeding on the tenth of this month. I want to know about consulting a gynecologist and other tests (if any) during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Is there a...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is better to keep indoors in these times to avoid any harm to ourselves and our loved ones. Kindly ask your wife to take a urine pregnancy test with a home kit. If the result is positive, then: 1) Your consultations with a gynecologist can be through video calls....  Read Full »

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