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Covid-19

COVD-19, otherwise called coronavirus disease 2019, is a potentially deadly respiratory infection caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). The initial cases were diagnosed in China during late 2019, and WHO (World Health Organization) declared it a pandemic in March 2020. Fever, headaches, body pain, loss of taste and smell, and breathing difficulties are the most commonly seen symptoms.

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Why did my father’s doctor ask to use pulse oximetry on him?

Query: Hello doctor,My father is diabetic and was diagnosed with COVID-19. The doctor asked me to use a pulse oximeter to check his oxygen levels. Why does a COVID-19 patient need a pulse oximeter? What is the normal pulse oximeter range, and how should I use it?  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A pulse oximeter helps check blood oxygen levels. COVID-19 patients develop hypoxia when the infection is severe and damages the lungs. We need a pulse oximeter to check the patient's hypoxia or oxygen levels. The normal range of oxygen s...  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 In general, tablet Montelukast (Montelukast sodium) is well tolerated among patients with outdated long-term side effec...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 »

Why was Prednisone therapy given to my father for COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some questions about COVID-19 prednisone therapy. My father just got out of the hospital. The doctor that my sister met online prescribes high doses of prednisone. I just wanted to ask your opinion about this prescription. My father recently suffered from a perforated peptic ulcer,...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. May I know what the prescribed dose of prednisone is? I will be happy to help you further. Thank you.  Read Full »

After medications, my sore throat and cough subsided with little fever. Is it Covid-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from coughing, throat infection from last week. At that time fever did not persist and also did not felt any chest pain. Two days later, I consulted with a doctor. He prescribed Cavidur 625, Montek LC, Ambrolite syrup and Betaline gargle solution. Since then throat infec...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. In my opinion, you should get done a chest x-ray and CBC (complete blood count). If both these are normal then no need to worry much. I hope this helps.  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 »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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 »

I have a few symptoms. Could it be COVID-19 reinfection?

Query: Hello doctor, For three days, I have had a sore throat, body pains, weakness, headache, runny nose, and burning eyes. I do not think it is COVID-19, as I was infected only three months back, and it took one month for me to completely recover. I am double vaccinated for COVID-19. I do not use masks w...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Yes, Covid can reinfect. However, as you are vaccinated, the severity will be mild. So, there is no need to panic. I suggest you follow the below treatment plan. Consult with a spe...  Read Full »

I took the lateral flow COVID test eight times, and only one showed positive. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I carried out lateral flow tests regularly for COVID-19. Over the last few weeks my family has stayed at home for the holidays. Yesterday morning I did a positive test. I have since then tested myself 8 times and all are negative. I have no symptoms, I think the first test was a false pos...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. This can be false positive. There is no need to worry if you are asymptomatic. I hope this helps. Thank you.   Read Full »

How long should I take medicines for decreased urine output and irritation while urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am recovering from COVID and tested antigen-negative last week by a home-based kit approved by ICMR. I experienced burning sensation while passing urine, and also the urination was less. I underwent KFT and the reports came back normal. However, one of my doctor friends suggested that I...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). No need to worry as all the reports are normal. You can take it thrice daily. No harm in it. Also, I suggest you to take it for a ...  Read Full »

Can Azithromycin be given with other Ayurvedic medicines?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a fever and sore throat a week back. I tested RAT positive for COVID-19 the next day. Now I do not have a fever, but a slight cough is present. My wife has had a fever temperature of 101.6 degrees Fahrenheit with a cough since yesterday. However, her RAT test today is negative. She i...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Despite negative reports, consider her as positive only. Yes, you can give tablet Azithromycin as an antibiotic. Take care.   Read Full »

I have fever, cold and dry cough. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having fever since last 4 days, cold and dry cough. Medicines used are Paracetmol, Amoxycillin, age: 49 years.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her WBC count is slightly lower. So, in my opinion, you should get chest X-ray done and Corona report. May I know what is Corona situation ...  Read Full »

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