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Covid-19 Prevention

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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How can older people protect themselves from the COVID-19 variant?

Query: Hi doctor, I live with my parents, who are old, and the news about the pandemic is worrying them. They have taken their booster doses, but is there anything else they should follow to safeguard themselves from the new COVID variant? They are already diabetic and under medication. What safety precaut...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. The first step is to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccination available in your country, both primary doses and boosters. Also, I request you ...  Read Full »

How can I safeguard myself during a pandemic?

Query: Hi doctor, Being a 39-year-old male, I am really confused now. With all the talk about the ongoing pandemic, I am worried about the impact of climate change on the spread of diseases and the possibility of new pandemics. Can you please explain how climate change is connected to the spread of infecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Thank you for trusting us with your healthcare. I have reviewed your medical history and understand your concerns. The ongoing spread of a JN.1, a sub-lineage of BA.2.86 Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus is likely due to potential mutations. These mutations will continue occurring with the...  Read Full »

I am COVID-positive for the second time. Please help.

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 »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 possib...  Read Full »

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 »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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. Th...  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 »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I acknowledge your COVID-19 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 COVID-19 vaccine, which will give you good pr...  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 »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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