COVID-19 infection can be prevented by using a mask to cover the nose and mouth, practicing social distancing in public areas, washing the hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, and frequent use of hand sanitizers. Eat well-cooked food, cover the nose and mouth while coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching the face without washing the hands. Disinfect the frequently touched objects and places like mobile phones, doorknobs, etc. Avoid public gatherings. Self-quarantine if you feel sick and seek medical help.
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Can poor sleeping habits cause heart problems?
Query: Hi doctor, If I go to sleep late, can I have heart problems? I hope not. I wake up around 6 am, or 8 am. I go to sleep from 2:30 am to 3:30 am. It has been such a bad habit since July of last year. Also, can I get the corona virus if I have the mask and others do not and are four to six feet away fr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. However, according to your statement, you want to know the link between sleeping late and a heart attack. According to the studies, sleeping late can enhance heart attack. Again, improper sleep or short-duration slee... Read Full »
What guidelines are to be followed while visiting a zoo in COVID?
Query: Hello, What guidelines should I follow not to get COVID-19 in a zoo? My husband and I will wear face masks, and we will be far from people. Hopefully, there will not be many people. I would appreciate your help, please. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Are you guys vaccinated? Is there any previous history of COVID infection in any one of you? Which mask will you use? I suggest you take alcohol-based sanitizer also for frequent hand wash. Please reply to me with answers to the above-ask... Read Full »
My son has his second dose of COVID vaccine due next month. Is it safe for him to attend school?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years old. He has recently taken his first dose of the COVID vaccine. His second dose is scheduled next month. Is it advisable for him to go to a public place before the second dose? His school wants him to report in person for resuming his classes before his second dose of t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and I can understand your concern. I agree that your son must be fully vaccinated before he starts going to school. But you must be aware that people are getting infected with new strains of the COVID virus even after having taken the booster dose.... Read Full »
I was diagnosed with COVID-19 the second time and did not notice any symptoms after a week. Am I recovering, or will I have the infection again?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 40 years old and have been diagnosed with COVID-19 for the second time. I tested positive two days ago and received monoclonal antibodies for the first time. I got vaccinated about eight months ago. I started having symptoms a week ago, but I did not notice the symptoms till the ne... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Previous disease and past vaccination offer a certain degree of protection to prevent severe disease in the next episode. Since the disease has already happened and appears mild, you may require minimal medications to treat your current episode. Also, the more severe... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Can my team and I go on a world tour amidst the COVID-19 omicron XE variant?
Query: Hello,We (me and my team) are planning a world tour for a video project and want your opinion on COVID infection. I heard omicron XE variants are still circulating all over the world. We all are fully vaccinated. Is it advisable to take the tour now or should we postpone it? If we wait for our trip,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. If you and your team have taken two primary doses of WHO (World Health Organization) approved vaccines and, if possible, the precautionary or booster dose, you can travel. Also, I suggest you maintain the standard preca... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Can I get different brands of COVID vaccine for the first and second dose?
Query: Hello doctor,I had my Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine eight months ago. Now, I have to take my second dose. As I am away from my country and Sinovac is not available here, I request you recommend a brand of vaccine to take as a double dose.Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I acknowledge your COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019) vaccine card (Sinovac) (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). We do not recommend a third dose or booster dose as of now. You have already received two doses of the Sinovac COVI... Read Full »
How to prevent and reduce COVID-19 symptoms?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 56 years old. She has a cough, cold, and phlegm in her throat. She does not have a fever but has body pain and tiredness. She has diabetes and high blood pressure. She is taking Insulin daily in the morning and at night before food. She had angiogram three years back and tak... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. And I can understand that you must be worried about the health of your mother. As mentioned, your mother has diabetes and hypertension and had undergone an angiogram, which makes her high risk for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) infec... Read Full »
Will COVID-19 infection spread through air?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a basic query on COVID-19. Will I still catch COVID-19 if I do not come across a COVID-19 positive person and stay home as much as possible? Also, if I have to pick up emergency items outside and wear a mask and maintain a six-foot distance in an open area, can I still get infecte... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your first query, it is unlikely for you to catch COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) infection if you stay at home and if no one is positive at home or no one positive visits your house. Regarding the second query, it is unlikely if you take all the precautions... Read Full »