COVID Pneumonia, a severe complication of COVID-19, results because the SARS-CoV-2 virus ruins the alveoli and the adjacent tissues in the lungs. Also, the building up of fluid and dead cells in the lungs due to immune reaction intervene oxygen supply. Ground glass opacities seen in CT scans of COVID pneumonia patients are an important distinguishing feature. People with systemic complications involving the heart, lungs, liver, and kidney are at serious risk of developing COVID pneumonia.
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My dad was given 6 mg of Dexamethasone once a day for ten days. Does he need a higher dose?
Query: Hi doctor, My dad is in the ICU (Intensive care unit) in a hospital. He has Covid pneumonia, and he is on high flow oxygen that goes from 60%-80% support and at 95% oxygen. He has developed a fib and is on a beta-blocker, blood thinner, and Aminodrip (Acetylcysteine, Arginin, L-Histidine Hydrochlor... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your dad is in the ICU for his critical health conditions due to Covid pneumonia along with developing atrial fibrillation. High doses of Dexamethasone may impair his immunity system a... Read Full »
Can a person with CT lung changes due to COVID pneumonia travel?
Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding my father’s medical condition. I want to know is he in a serious condition or is he good to travel. He had the same cough problem for the past two months and was treated by different doctors. Once the medication is done, then the cough started again. At last, he took a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, your father has been suffering from a continuous cough for the last two months. According to the CT (computed tomography) scan of the chest (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), bilateral interstitial thickening was noted, s... Read Full »
Is COVID-19 related lung fibrosis reversible?
Query: Hi doctor, My father, aged 59 years, was found to be COVID-19 positive a month ago. After which, he is suffering from a lung infection. Right now, he is admitted to a hospital after one week of COVID-19 illness. Currently, he has completed all the required injections of Itolizumab followed by Ulina... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. BiPAP (biphasic positive airway pressure) ventilator airway pressure by face mask ventilation can reduce the endotracheal intubation in treating severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in acute ... Read Full »
My 72-year-old father, who is asthmatic and diabetic, has COVID-related lung and heart complications. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 72-year-old with 81 kg weight. He has asthma and diabetes and has been taking tablets Gemer and Dapacose 10 mg for the past 25 years. Two years back, we did a checkup, and all his heart reports were good. Last year, he had COVID with 40 to 50 % lung infection involvement. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The NT pro-BNP (Natriuretic peptide tests) is slightly higher as the patient's age is 72. It is increased due to pulmonary hypertension secondary to lung pathology (COVID and asthma), not because of the heart, but... Read Full »
I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia six days ago. Will it be contagious for too long?
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia six days ago and was on antibiotics for ten days. My current medications include Quinapril, Zoloft, and Levaquin. How long is walking pneumonia contagious? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The duration varies according to the type of pneumonia. Do you know which type of pneumonia you had? Was it due to COVID-19? Thank you. Read Full »
What are the precautions to be taken in my father, who is a heart patient and is now suffering from COVID pneumonia?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 75 years old and has mild COVID symptoms. His HRCT showed mild COVID pneumonia. His CO-RADS was five, and his severity score was 11/25. He is fine now with no fever. He has weakness and is on medicines. I just wanted to know:- 1. Is the lung damage that occurred is perma... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your father has been suffering from COVID pneumonia. He has also been suffering from COVID-19 associated complications or consequences like weakness. According to his HRCT (high resolution computed tomog... Read Full »
How to cure my friend who is suffering from COVID-19?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a friend who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He is having some trouble breathing when he does any activity. His back hurts while sitting even without doing any activities. He has difficulty sleeping with pain in his back when he lays down. He can able to breathe when he usually ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your friend has been suffering from back pain, shortness of breath during minor activities, and fever. According to your friend's recent HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) o... Read Full »
Does my symptomatic friend have a COVID-19 infection if he tests negative?
Query: Hi doctor,My friend's COVID-19 test is negative. Test says "suggestive COVID-19," and lungs are more than 50% infected. His oxygen levels are normal, and he is constantly monitoring oxygen levels. He is unsure about the medicines given to him and is stuck in a place with not much access to big hospi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. The recent HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) of the chest has revealed patchy and sub-segmental ground-glass opacities associated with inter and intralobular septal thickening and architectural distort... Read Full »
How long does cough and weakness persist in COVID-19?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband was tested COVID positive on the 1st of this month. He had a fever for two days, which is gone now. He has a wet cough, which is not very severe, but it is not going away. He is feeling weak. He is not sneezing neither have a stuffy nose. Kindly help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your husband is COVID positive since the 1st of this month and has been suffering from coughing and weakness. In classic COVID-19 infection, it will mainly affect the respiratory tract, and COVID positive patients may present with f... Read Full »
What are the possible causes for COVID pneumonia with a negative RT-PCR test?
Query: Hi doctor, My father got a fever ten days back and his fever got subsided after using medications and injections prescribed by the local doctor. He was advised to take Doxycycline, Cetirizine, Dolo, cough syrup, and vitamin C. His fever came back at night after two days. After taking tablets, his... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, your father is suffering from a burning sensation in the chest, dry cough, and lack of energy for four days. I have gone through the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are multi... Read Full »