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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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. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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