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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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I have cold, and I feel feverish from yesterday. Can I have COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I have cold and feverish feeling from yesterday. But I do not have fever. I check my body temperature every now and then. I took Biogesic last night and this morning. But still, I feel unwell and heavy inside. My body temperature seems to be at 98 degree Fahrenheit. I do not have headache...  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you had a fever before taking Biogesic (Nimesulide). Please mention whether you have any joint pain or body ache, sore throat, pain during urination, and cough. Please mention whether you had any possible exposure with the people having these symp...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a recovered COVID-19 patient. I got recovered from this infection before a month. When I cross paths with a COVID-19 patient now, is there a chance for me to carry the virus again? I am asymptomatic now. Can I spread it to my family?   Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are rare reports about the patients who contracted COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) for a second time. You can have a development of immunity against this infection for at least six months. All the medical studies suggest that there is a ...  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 »

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 »

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 share the complete details of your reports and the 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 help y...  Read Full »

Can I take PCR test for COVID-19 before having a transit?

Query: I just have questions regarding PCR test. I will be flying out soon and will have a transit and stay the night before continue to my last destination. But due to conditions after the first test before flying I still need to go out and meet people. I am concerned and would like to have another test w...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your anxiety. Appreciate that it takes sometime for the virus after it enters human body to multiply and cause disease symptoms like dry cough, sore muscles, fever, loss of taste and smell etc. This is called incubation period. Incubation period for COVID 19 i...  Read Full »

Why did I test COVID-19 positive again after taking medicines for five days?

Query: Hi doctor, I completed a five-day medicine course with respect to COVID-19. Yesterday, I again tested positive for COVID-19 at the hospital. My vital body signs are, the temperature is normal, pulse rate is 81 beats per minute, and oxygen level is 99 mm Hg. Kindly advise further course of action.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no point in testing again and again. You are infected for the first ten days only. The test may come positive for weeks after the treatment. Now that you are recovering, please take the following medicines after completing five days of the drugs given previously....  Read Full »

What to do if you experience symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend told me that she had a fever and mild cough a few days ago. She also experiences hives, sore throat, and mild inflammation on her face. Today is the 5th day, and she does not have a fever, no hive, and no inflammation anymore, and she feels better. However, she is afraid that w...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out. Is your friend having a history of exposure to someone who is COVID-19 positive? Does she come from an area where there is a high number of COVID-19 positive cases? Considering the circumstances that we are in a pandemic, it is best to as...  Read Full »

When is the Widal test false positive?

Query: Hi doctor, Five months back, I was abroad. When I was abroad, my friend had COVID-19. I was scared about that, and then I came back home a few days after. I was in a small town and consulted a doctor. They told me to do a blood test for typhoid, and then they said the test is positive and gave me m...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should be careful about your health, but there is no need to be scared about it. I believe that you never had typhoid, and it could be misdiagnosed by the Widal test, which gives false positives frequently. Jaundice is possible if you drink contaminated water. I a...  Read Full »

Kindly provide me with details about COVID-19 awareness and recovery.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know some points about the following topics. 1. COVID-19 awareness and adaptation. 2. COVID-19 support to vulnerable groups. 3. Post COVID-10 recovery and realignment. 4. Mental health and psychosocial support.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. COVID-19 awareness and adaptation: Social distancing and use of face masks and proper had hygeine is the mantra. Follow these 3 things properly and you will be safe. 2. COVID-19 support to vulnerable groups: Vulnerable groups are mainly the elderly (above 50 yea...  Read Full »

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