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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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. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

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 »

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. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

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 ac...  Read Full »

Does bilateral atypical pneumonia due to COVID-19 need hospitalization?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tested positive for COVID-19 ten days back. I have had a prolonged cough, and sometimes I get traces of blood with sputum when I cough. My CT scan shows bilateral atypical pneumonia. The hospital has sent me home stating that it will get cured by itself. Could you please advise ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please relax. Can you elaborate on your blood test reports and oxygen levels, please? I hope you are improving now. We can treat COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pneumonia at home in the resolving phase. So please mention your medicines as well. Thank you.  Read Full »

What is COVID-induced pneumonia?

Query: Hi doctor, Please tell me an opinion on the prognosis for a patient being treated for COVID-induced bilateral pneumonia. Also, kindly tell me if she is responding to the treatment well, and do we need to get her blood reports or X-rays checked?  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Jauhari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the reports sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), my observations are 1) Initially, pneumonia was present in the lower zone in both the lungs. In the last X-ray, only the right lung is affected (although improved from earlier). ...  Read Full »

How many days post-COVID-19 do the symptoms subside?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother tested positive for COVID-19 a month before. But she was having symptoms like cough and cold from five days before her COVID-19 test.She was given few medicines like Azithromycin, Ivermectin 15 mg, Doxycycline, Zinc, Dolo 650 mg, and Vitamin C. She had developed loose motions a...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother has been suffering from fever, diarrhea, and low blood pressure or hypotension. She was tested COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) positive. I have gone through her HRCT (high...  Read Full »

What is the normal oxygen saturation level?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is tested positive for COVID-19, as per the RT-PCR laboratory report today. Initially, he had a fever measuring 100°F three days back. He took tablet Calpol 650 only once. After this, his temperature subsided, and the fever did not recur. He complained of losing a partial sens...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), which is positive. The virus load is mild, so do not worry. It is good that he does not have severe symptoms. Please keep him in...  Read Full »

Does a negative RT-PCR report mean no COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hi doctor, These are the treatment details of a 54-year-old severe pneumonia patient with a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weight of 70 kg each day from testing COVID-19 positive of a patient. On the first day of the symptom, her blood sugar levels and fever were high. So COVID-19 kit was given by t...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your patient has been suffering from severe COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pneumonia. Though your patient has become COVID-19 negative, she is now in the ICU (intensive care unit) an...  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. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

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 fever a...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of COVID-19 infection and how to treat them?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister was exposed to a COVID-19 positive patient, and now she has similar symptoms like sore throat, dry mouth, cough, and body ache for ten days. For the last two days, she had bad nausea and fatigue. She is taking Medigas, Unienzyme, AB Phylline, Darolac and Paracetamol, Ivermectin...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your sister has been suffering from COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) symptoms like sore throat, dry mouth, cough, body ache, nausea, unusual fatigue, etc., and she had a history of expo...  Read Full »

What does the CT- chest scan value indicate in COVID-19 patients?

Query: Hi doctor,My friend is infected with COVID-19. He got his CT scan done, and I have his report from the lab. Since the information has all technical terms, I want to understand how severe his condition and case are. He will consult another doctor, who most probably will start steroids to control it f...  Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CT (computed tomography) scan shows (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) a lung involvement value of 16/25 which means there are blood clots in the lung field due to COVID-19 infection. There are three lobes in the right and two lobes in the left lung...  Read Full »

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