Long-term Effects Of Covid-19

Long-term effects of COVID-19 are also referred to as post-COVID-19 conditions that persist even after four weeks of being diagnosed with the COVID-19 infection. Most common symptoms include dizziness, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, mental clouding, insomnia, anxiety, anosmia, tinnitus, cough, heart palpitations, headache, chest pain, etc. Hospitalization as a part of COVID-19 treatment can cause post-traumatic stress disorder in some patients as a post-COVID-19 condition.

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How can I overcome the symptoms of long COVID and regain my energy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male and had COVID-19 for the first time two years ago. I got the Omicron variant a year later. My hemoglobin level was also less, so the doctor said I could have a stroke. I also have major testosterone issues. I have to get shots every two weeks. I had my blood tes...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The general principle is that if you do not use your muscles, they become weak, and atrophy. I suggest you break tasks into pieces and rest when you feel breathless. Frequent short rests are better than continuous resting. Try to increase your physical activities and g...  Read Full »

What could be done to reduce the high blood pressure in my 80-year-old diabetic father, who had recovered from a COVID-19 infection recently?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is in his 80s and is diabetes for almost 30 years. He has a history of bypass surgery. He is taking Mixtard Insulin 30/70 - 50 units morning, 13 units in the night, tablet Glycomet GP2 one in the morning and night, and tablet Linagliptin 5 mg once daily only in the morning. His ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would suggest that rather than adding any more drugs. I believe that increasing the tablet Telma CT (Telmisartan and Chlorthalidone) to one tablet daily would have been the best option. However, of the two alternatives offered here, half...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with COVID four months ago, and now there is no sensation in the genitals. What can I do to recover quickly?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with COVID-19 four months ago and had numb genitals and erectile dysfunction. Erections have improved significantly. However, there is no sensation in the genitals. What can I do to recover quickly?  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Loss of sensitivity is a neurological condition that manifests itself in many sections of the body, such as loss of taste and smell. The rate of recovery varies from slow to quick. To recover quickly, I suggest you take tablet Neurobion Fo...  Read Full »

I had COVID six months ago, and since then, I have chest pressure, muscle pain, difficulty breathing, and weakness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have suffered from some weakness attacks for many months. One week can be quite normal, but another one terrible. My symptoms are chest pressure almost all the time, the pain in muscles and spine (mainly upper side like arms and between blade bones), difficulty breathing (but spO2 is...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query and description of your symptoms. It does appear like post-COVID myalgia or post-COVID fatigue syndrome. Also, the dizziness and lightheadedness could be part of the dysautonomia in post-COVID patients. The best treatment is to increase your fluid ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel cold air at the back of my throat, and my nasal passages look wider post COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I had COVID-19 three weeks ago. My nasal passages look wider. I feel like I am taking in too much air at night, which is uncomfortable and scary. There is little to no pressure when I sneeze from my right nose. I feel cold air at the back of my throat when I breathe. I randomly experie...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have post-COVID-19 symptoms that differ from one patient to another. These symptoms can persist from weeks to months and sometimes for years. I suggest you use an antihistamine daily for the cold air sensation in your throat.  Read Full »

I have blood clotting, palpitations, weakness, irregular periods, muscle pain and swelling issues post my COVID-19 infection. Kindly help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a COVID-19 infection in March 2020. Post COVID-19 infection, I am having problems like blood clots, skin swelling, neck swelling, migraines, heart palpitation, reduced sweat, swelling in the gut, muscles pain, restless legs, fatigue, pain in lymph nodes, dizziness, tingling sensa...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears that you have long covid symptoms. I suggest, An ultrasound thyroid and thyroid function test considering the neck swelling you mentioned. Avoi...  Read Full »

I experience headache, dizziness, and tiredness after a long COVID. What does my lymphocyte count indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I experience headaches, chest pain, dizziness, and tiredness after a long COVID. I am unable to exercise. My current medication includes Propranolol to overcome tachycardia induced by long COVID. I have attached the immune panel of lymphocytes. Could you help me understand the Tregs (T...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest tablet Etoricoxib 90 mg once daily after the meal, and you can continue taking Propranolol. Thanks.  Read Full »

What does cough with phlegm in a person recovered from COVID signify?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old female. I recovered from COVID-19 two months ago, and I still cough with phlegm despite taking tablet Mucovisc for two weeks. There is no abnormality in the chest x-ray (PA view). Is this something I should be concerned? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your presenting complaint of cough with phlegm for two weeks indicates that you might have a lower respiratory tract infection, which is of concern. Having a cough itself says that something is abnormal. Taking tablet Mucovisc (Acetylcysteine) alone cannot help in y...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for prolonged symptoms post COVID-19 recovery?

Query: Hi doctor, I tested COVID-19 positive this month. I have attached my old prescription and the latest prescription with the test results. Even after 25 days, I still have a fever daily with 99.4, 99.5, 99.6, 100 degrees. Today morning it was 99.4 degrees, and evening 100 degrees. Also, when I lie do...  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, you have been suffering from fever for an extended period. You have also been suffering from a headache. You have little phlegm or mucus. First of all, in medical terms, any temperature...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 show long term effects in affected persons?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking for advice on behalf of my mother. She got a positive result for COVID-19 before a month. She took medicines for five days and then, she was in quarantine. Now it has been a month. But she has some symptoms and we are not sure whether it is associated with COVID-19. She has s...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your problem. COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) can show a lot of symptoms even after the infection gets cleared. The major symptom that lasts for a long time is a dry cough. It remains for a long time even after the infe...  Read Full »

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