Long-term respiratory effects of covid-19 are still under study as every new variant of the virus is affecting the body in different ways. Among the general post covid symptoms experienced by individuals, respiratory symptoms pose persisting and long-lasting effects. Many suffer fibrosis or scarring of the lungs which affects their overall lung capacity. With long-lasting pneumonia and inflammatory fluid collection, one may have airway obstruction that lasts longer.
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Query: Hi doctor,I am a 34-year-old male. I got COVID-19 one year back, and I am still experiencing pain in my lungs daily (especially in the right one at the top) besides breathlessness. The pain seems to get better after resting and worse when exercising. It extends a bit to the bottom right of my neck. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the images you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This CT (computed tomography) looks normal. So no need to worry about any post-COVID complications. Have any tests for checking vitamin... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I acquired a COVID-19 infection six months ago, and since then, I have developed many sinus problems. I had a lot of mucus. I took medications, and it was fine. Now, I have developed wheezing in my throat whenever I breathe, or it gets cold. My throat starts to wheez... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your history and description, there is the possibility of asthma. So I suggest CBC (complete blood count), IgE level, chest X-ray, and PFT (pulmonary function test) for the diagnosis of asthma. In addition, you may need inha... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I had COVID-19 a month ago, followed by bacterial bronchitis for which I have been treated with antibiotics and the treatment was stopped two weeks ago). However, I still have problems with any physical effort (even just walking or climbing two flights of stairs), pounding, rapid heartbea... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. In my opinion, you should get pulmonary function test (PFT) done to rule out asthma and bronchitis. PFT (pulmonary function test) will also tell you about the severity of the disease, and treatment is based on severity only. You may need ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I had COVID-19 two years ago, which left me with pleurisy, and now again infected with COVID-19 four weeks ago. I have noticed shortness of breath, especially since I have a cold. I am struggling to breathe normally and do daily activities. In addition, I am feeling dizzy and extreme ex... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your question. You are having a shortness of breath problem. If you have it after doing exercise, then no need to worry. As in COVID-19, it is common to have it for a few days. But if you feel breathless without any exertion, then further ... Read Full »