Fever is a symptom rather than a disease. A body temperature higher than 98.6 F is considered
fever, but it is not of severe consequence until it is above 100.4 F.

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How dangerous is the coronavirus disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 37 years old and has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He is having a continuous fever ranging from 102-104 degrees Celcius and oxygen level varying from 92- 96. He is in-home quarantine. Everyday symptoms are changing, and on day one, he had a high fever, body ache, head...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your brother has been suffering from COVID-19. As Covid-19 mainly attacks the respiratory tract, so cough may be noticed as diseases progress. Initially, dry cough may appear, then cough becomes intractable ...  Read Full »

Apart from COVID-19, what other conditions cause fever and shivering?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a fever without temperature. I have done a rapid test for COVID-19, and I am negative. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your symptoms. You have a fever but no temperature. Do you mean when you check on the thermometer you do not get more temperature? How much was the maximum temperature that you got on the thermometer? What other symptoms do you have like cold, running no...  Read Full »

I have fever and sore throat but not loss of smell and taste. Am I safe from COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, From yesterday I am having a sore throat and fever of 100. 9 degrees F. It is fluctuating between 100.4 to 100.9 degrees F. I am feeling a pricking sensation in my throat and a mild dry cough. I had drunk house water kept in the refrigerator for few days. I am also feeling a bit tired....  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sore throat, dry cough, fever, and cold are common to both common cold and to COVID. Having said that, most COVID patients complain of loss of smell and taste. Since you are not having both the problems, you are relatively safe. I would like to assure you that you do...  Read Full »

Why am I having difficulty breathing through the nose even after using Symbicort Rapihaler?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My height is 167 cm, and my weight is 50 kg. I have asthma, and I am using Symbicort Rapihaler for my maintenance (two times a day) and emergency inhalation. I have recently been feeling more tired than usual, and I have chest and back pain. I also have dry ...  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. Yes, in such a case, you can use a nebulizer. You can use a nebulizer with Symbicort. It will help you more, and I can see according to your symptoms, it seems that you have got a common infection as well. So you ha...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some medicines for my grandmother's throat pain.

Query: Hi doctor,My grandmother, who is 70 years old, is suffering from severe throat pain. She had cold, cough and fever before two days. We consulted a doctor and had medicine. Then, she was fine for a day without any fever. From yesterday afternoon, she started complaining of throat pain. She could not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First and foremost, I like to inform you that your grandmother is having some form of infection and most probably upper respiratory tract infection. This needs to be diagnosed properly after examining her. She may not be agr...  Read Full »

Can patients on beta-blockers take cold medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 54 years old. He has been on Cardace 2.5 mg for high blood pressure. Today evening he experienced a severe cold. He took Dolo cold to control symptoms. Is it okay to take cold medication while on high BP medication?  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 father has been suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension, and Cardace 2.5 mg is his antihypertensive medication. Today your father has taken a Dolo tablet due to a cold. C...  Read Full »

Is my headache related to the tooth extraction done two weeks ago?

Query: Hi doctor, Two weeks ago, I went through a tooth extraction from my right lower jaw (Molar 1 and 2). As the roots were hard to pull, a minor dental surgery was conducted (with two stitches). Since then, my head is paining badly, and I feel two or three spots on my forehead when touched it gets pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may need antibiotics and painkillers for a week or two. If the pain is only in the head and there is no pain near the wound where the teeth were removed, then you should see a physician. If there is pain near the wound too, then go back to your dentist and get an...  Read Full »

Why did my platelet count fall after a week of fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 57 years old. I have a persistent low-grade fever for a week. At the end of the week, I did not have a fever. We did a blood test and it showed me a low platelet count of 127 thousand/microliter. Before six months, I did a blood test and it showed me a platelet count of 166 thousand...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to hear that your fever has got subsided. Low platelet count is referred to as thrombocytopenia. Your count is 1,27,000 /mm3 and it falls under mild range (normal range: 1,00,000/mm3 to 1,50,000/mm3). It can occur due to multiple reasons. It can occur due to ...  Read Full »

My 3-year-old child is suffering from a lump on the neck. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 year old child has a lump on the right side of his neck. We had observed this a few months back and it has increased a little in size right now. At present, he is having fever since two days. The pediatrician has advised to control temperature through medicines for three days and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not a big issue most of the time. These lumps if less than 1 cm size is a normal part of the body. We see unusual lumps in the case of tuberculosis and it does not appear in your case. If it is not increased much, only one in number and less than 1 cm with soft in...  Read Full »

How to diagnose if an infection is viral or bacterial?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an IV treatment for fever.  I took four doses of Monocef 1 gm. My fever is gone, and I am feeling better. I still have a sore throat, and there is a lot of mucus generated. The mucus is transparent. How do I confirm that I have got a viral or bacterial infection? Since my fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The only way to differentiate between viral and bacterial infection is to take a sample of the mucus generated and to culture it in order to identify the causative organism. Your doctor must have anticipated that your infection as bacterial as you responded well to antibi...  Read Full »

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