Covid-19 Symptoms

The common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough, loss of smell and taste, muscle or body aches, sore throat, runny nose, headache, fatigue, and shortness of breath. But there are patients who are affected with COVID-19 but remain asymptomatic.

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What does it mean if I have a headache, weakness, cough, and loss of smell?

Query: Hello doctor, Ten days ago, I developed a headache at night, and it subsided the following day. The day after this, I started feeling weak and had a cough. I consulted a doctor, and he told me that I had a bacterial infection. He thoroughly examined me for any other illness and sent me home. One ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R Nayar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand that you have weakness, cough, and loss of smell. Your physician diagnosed it as a bacterial infection. I hope you have tested negative for COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019). If not, you need to get it done. I do not understand the need for Prednisone. But...  Read Full »

What is the best medicine for symptoms like fever, cough, cold, and chest congestion?

Query: Hello doctor, I have mild fever, severe cough, cold, and chest congestion. I tested for COVID-19, and the result came back negative. Can it be flu or viral infection? What is the best medicine to treat my symptoms? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. Since the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019) pandemic is not over yet, any fever patient should be tested for COVID-19 infection. But as your RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) test is negative, the cause is likely to...  Read Full »

After taking Sumo cold and Ibuprofen for fever, I have extreme dizziness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was having a viral fever for the last two to three days. I took a medicine named Sumo cold to get relief. I was also having some pain in my throat so I took a tablet of Ibuprofen yesterday morning at 10 am and then I took a tablet of Sumo cold at 1:00 p.m. In total, I have taken f...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you know this is a covid (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic time, I think you should undergo RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) to rule out corona first of all. Corona can produce extreme tiredness. Also, you are having all symp...  Read Full »

My rapid antigen and PCR tests were negative after 48 hours of positive COVID PCR test. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I received a positive result from a COVID PCR test and then received a negative result from a rapid antigen and a PCR test two days later. I have had no symptoms. Can I reasonably assume that I am COVID-free? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. Sorry for such mixed results. First test COVID PCR (polymerase chain reaction) positive followed by negative result by rapid antigen testing (RAT) and COVID PCR after two days. In your case, two different molecular testing platforms were used...  Read Full »

What should I do if I am COVID negative but have a headache, fever, chest pain, and inflamed bronchi?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male. For the past three weeks, I have had chest pain, heaviness, occasional cough, and a fever of 99°F (37.2°C) with a headache. I did a chest x-ray, and my doctor said that my bronchi are a little inflamed. He thought I had had COVID, but I was tested negative all...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest pain, heaviness, occasional cough, mild fever, and headache for the last three weeks. According to your chest x-ray reports that are provide...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for runny nose and cough without fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a cold, occasional cough, sneezes, and runny nose with clear white to yellowish secretions for the past four days. I do not have fever or body pain. I am currently taking tablets Cetirizine and Decolgen Forte. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand you have had nasal discharge and mild cough for four days, and you are currently on decongestant and antiallergic medications. You appear to be having a viral illness. If the nasal secretions are yellowish all the time, you probably have a secondary bacteri...  Read Full »

Could diarrhea with fever in a vaccinated individual be a sign of COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having frequent stools three to four times for the last three days. It was not watery but a small amount in solid. I took tablet Cifran CT once daily to control frequent stools for the past three days. I find once medicine power diminishes in 24 hours, and the frequent stools start ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that you are worried. Let me answer your queries. Yes. There is a possibility that you have COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine does not give 100% protection. However, it reduces the severity of infection. Yes, the frequent stools is a symptom of COVID. Tablet ...  Read Full »

During which period does the COVID infection spread to the lungs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have symptoms of COVID since sunday, and on the same day, I have started with antibiotics. I had a high fever for two days, and it has been seven days now. I still have a 990F fever, and my oxygen levels are normal. Is it normal, or anything else needs to be done now?  Read Full »

Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the query and can understand your concern. Can you provide me with some details so that I can get an accurate idea of your condition? 1) Along with fever, what other symptoms did you have? 2) What antibiotics have you taken? 3) Have you taken a...  Read Full »

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