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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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. Zubayeralam

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 »

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

Query: I had positive corona around 5 & half weeks ago and suffered symptoms of severe fatigue & high palpitations after checking my heart lungs etc bloods all is fine the only thing they have seen on my bloods is my free thyroxine levels are slightly raised I.e. 25 it was checked twice 2 weeks ago...  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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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. S D 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 help y...  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 infective for the first ten days only. The test may come positive for weeks after the treatment. Now since you are recovering, please take the following medicines after completing five days of drugs given previously....  Read Full »

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