Covid Pneumonia

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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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 »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

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 »

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 »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »

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 »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »

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 »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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...  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 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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...  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 »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »

How long does it take to recover from severe COVID-19 pneumonia?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is recovering from severe COVID-19 pneumonia (CT score 17). It is his 22nd day today. Oxygen levels are fine when he sits or lies on the bed. But walking for a short duration drops the oxygen to 84% to 85% range. It comes back to 95% very quickly once he gets back to bed. He ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concern. Based on the history provided, your father has a moderately severe disease (computed tomography or CT score 17) and has now recovered. Though he does not require oxygen, there is a fall in saturation aft...  Read Full »

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