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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 could be the reason if the fever does not come below 101°F in a 16-year-old female?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I have had a fever with cold and cough for three days. After taking tablet Dolo 650 mg, the temperature is now between 98.5 °F to 100 °F. My daughter, who is 16-years-old developed a fever of 104 °F since yesterday night, after giving tablet Dolo 650 mg three...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and understand it. I suspect you have got COVID; I suggest the three of you get an RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) test done to rule out COVID infection. Please isolate yourselves from other people who are ...  Read Full »

My wife has fever and body pain. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 33 years old. She has had a fever for the last two days. She has body pain and headache. She also vomited three times yesterday. She has been given tablet Paracetamol 650 mg every six-hour. We have also done an RT-PCR test. But the report has not come. However, she has a cou...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife is most likely suffering from COVID. I suggest the following: 1) Tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once a day for five days. 2) Tablet Medrol (Methylprednisolone) 8 mg twice daily for three days. 3) Inhaler Foracort 200 (Formoterol and Budesonide) 2 puff twice ...  Read Full »

I have COVID for past eight days. But I feel hot even-though my temperature is 35 degrees. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had COVID for eight days now, and my temperature is always 34.6 to 35 degrees Celcius. I feel hot, not cold. And I feel a little bit confused. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It causes dehydration which leads to nausea and uneasiness. So due to that patient might experience a certain kind of confusion, so do not worry. I would suggest you, 1) Tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg once before the meal. 2) Tablet Domperidone 1...  Read Full »

Why did my doctor prescrie me asthma medications for COVID?

Query: Hello doctor, A family doctor gave me a prescription for asthma. I do not have asthma, but I did have COVID, which gave me throat pain and a cough. I only took the medication once because I read the side effects, and there were a lot of mental health risks associated with the drug, and I am already ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history you have given (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). In general, tablet Montelukast (Montelukast sodium) is well tolerated among patients with outdated long-term side effec...  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 a.m. and then I took a tablet of Sumo cold at 1:00 p.m. In total, I have taken fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you know this is a COVID-19 (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 symptoms. The ram...  Read Full »

Why did my COVID test come negative and after two days positive?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding a negative and positive COVID-19 test. I have received both in three days, and I am not sure what to believe. I need another opinion. Please advise. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Can you please tell me in detail when were you tested positive and when negative? Have you done the RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) or RAT test (rapid antigen tests)? What are your current symptoms, and when did you...  Read Full »

Which tablets could be taken for throat pain due to COVID?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had fever and body pain for two days, and I took tablet Dolo 650 mg thrice and tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once yesterday; today, my wife and I took a RAT which came positive for both. I took tablet Xykaa Rapid (Paracetamol) 650 mg thrice, tablet Monteflo-AB (Montelukast 10 mg, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and understand it. The medicines you are taking now are very strong and unrelated to COVID treatment. I suggest you, please isolate yourselves from other people who are not experiencing any symptoms and start taking the following m...  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. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 tha...  Read Full »

I have a fever, headache, and sore throat. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, After returning from a family gathering in my native country last month, I have had a fever, headache, rashes on my arms and legs, and a sore throat. I want to know if these are symptoms of a COVID-19 or Nipah infection? I have not lost any taste or smell senses. I am confused.  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your symptoms appear to be due to a viral or bacterial respiratory infection. COVID-19, influenza, or monkeypox may have induced it. If you have visited an endemic area, it might be the Nipah virus. Nipah virus (NiV) infection can cause mi...  Read Full »

I have soreness, heaviness, and leg muscle stiffness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am COVID positive. For the past four days, I have had Zady 500 mg, Doxycycline, Dolo-650, and Limcee. Initially, my fever was 99.5 to 101.5, and now it is settled at 99. Presently I have soreness, heaviness, and slight muscle stiffness in the legs. What to do further?   Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. The medications you are taking are sufficient. It is only symptomatic management. Unfortunately, the weakness with COVID is sometimes severe. Please take bed rest. And keep monitoring your oxygen saturation. You may have to buy one pul...  Read Full »

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