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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My boyfriend has high altitude sickness and COVID-19 symptoms at a height of 3750 m. What should be the immediate course of action?

Query: Hello doctor, My boyfriend and I went on a tour that took us up to 5000 m after acclimatizing well. However, we contracted COVID on the tour. We have come down to the nearest town which is around 3750 m and tried to rest there. We both had COVID symptoms (sore throat, headache, and blocked nose)....  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns. I would recommend using oxygen and taking Zofran (Ondansetron hydrochloride dihydrate) shots to stop the vomiting. Please keep him hydrated adequately and avoid long rides in this condition. I hope you...  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 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 daily...  Read Full »

My mom has fever, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and little nasal discharge, but no respiratory problem. She tested positive for COVID. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mom has a fever, cough, and headache and has tested positive for COVID. Since yesterday, she has had diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, and little nasal discharge, but no respiratory difficulty. Currently, she is taking tablet Paracetamol and Tramadol for osteoarthritis. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Your mother seems to have symptomatic COVID-19 with predominantly GI (gastrointestinal) symptoms. Two important things to be monitored in COVID-19 are SPO2 (oxygen saturation in the blood) which hopefully should be ...  Read Full »

Can I take a headache painkiller while pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, Can I take a headache painkiller while pregnant? I have had a headache since yesterday. I am four weeks pregnant, and the headache is sometimes accompanied by nausea. I also have a cough. I am not taking any medications; currently, and I am not allergic to any drugs. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you take tablet Paracetamol 500 mg for headache. I also suggest you get yourself checked for COVID as you have two main symptoms headache and cough. It will help you better manage if you come out to be positive. Keep yourself well h...  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 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 »

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 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 yo...  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 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 »

I tested negative for COVID-19, but I still have symptoms. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently in a house with someone who has COVID-19. We were at a party with someone who had it and then they got it from the infected person, but we share a room. I have been sleeping on the couch ever since they got a fever but now I am showing symptoms. I did an at-home test the...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I studied your problem carefully. Understand that there is an incubation period. The symptoms generally appear after the incubation period. A few days to a week or 10 days. Understand that the tests are not 100 % sensitive. The tests are only 60 to 70 % sensitive...  Read Full »

I am COVID-positive, and my resting bpm is higher than usual. Is that normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I tested positive for COVID yesterday. I had a bad night due to a fever and sick cough. I also noticed my resting bpm is higher than usual. Is that normal? I have atrial fibrillation and SVT.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please do an ECG (electrocardiogram) and upload it to know your heart rhythm. Do take the necessary consultation for COVID. Monitor O2 (oxygen) saturation regularly. Antivirals (like Favipiravir according to the suggested dose can be taken...  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 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 »

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