Post COVID-19 syndrome includes fatigue, loss of taste or smell, palpitations, myalgia, arthralgia, fever, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, depression, anxiety, and brain fog. It also causes systemic effects in some people, such as multisystem inflammatory syndrome, autoimmune conditions like Guillain-Barre syndrome, seizures, Parkinsonism, Alzheimer's disease, damage to cardiac muscles, and scarring in the lungs.
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I have pink eye and a low platelet count after recovering from COVID-19. Why so?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy person who recently fought off a case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and three days into the infection, I caught the pink eye too. Its been two weeks since the initial COVID-19 inspection, and I feel fine. Still, ten days into it, I got blood drawn from a laboratory ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Good to hear that you recovered from coronavirus disease without any complications. I am unsure if pink eyes were related to your ongoing COVID-19 infection or an incidental finding. Both are a possibility. In eithe... Read Full »
What medicines can I use apart from steroids for polychondritis that developed after a severe COVID-19 infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 68-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 8 inches, and my weight is 55 to 60 kg. I have been diagnosed with polychondritis, an inflammation of the ears. This complaint started after a severe COVID-19 infection. I have been put on steroids (Prednisolone) for seven months. However, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Polychondritis or relapsing polychondritis is an uncommon condition leading to inflammation of cartilages in the body, especially the ear, nose, and lungs. Is your nose also affected? The primary treatment for the condition is corticostero... Read Full »
I am having tingling sensation, numbness, and pain in my legs and feet after COVID infection. How do I manage it?
Query: Hello, I suffered from covid 19. Two weeks later, I suffered tingling and numbness in my feet, pain in my legs, and general malaise. This was continued for another two to three weeks with pain in the buttocks while sitting and hip pain at night. I had an MRI of the SI joint, which showed some inflam... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. This is obviously a post covid viral arthritis caused by the infection that you had, and it gives the same presentation as sacroiliitis and other autoimmune diseases. We call it reactive arthritis, and it takes time to heal. We can give a s... Read Full »
I get fever on and off six days after recovering from COVID. Did I develop some medical condition?
Query: Hello doctor, I had COVID in the last month, and I was able to recover from it completely. I had a continuous high fever during the illness but as I recovered, my fever went away altogether. However, six days later the fever reappeared. It is only my head and neck that are hot, the rest of my body i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition you are suffering from is known as post-COVID syndrome. There are many complications that patients develop after recovering from COVID. These are collectively called post-COVID syndrome. Generally, it is treated with antibiotics after we find out the so... Read Full »
What is the possibility of COVID reinfection after recovery?
Query: Hello doctor,I recently recovered from COVID-19, and I still have lingering symptoms. I was exposed to a person having a COVID-19 infection two days ago. Should I be concerned about reinfection?Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had a history of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019) infection, and you have recently been exposed to a COVID-19 infected person. As you have a history of COVID infection, your bod... Read Full »
My 78-year-old grandfather, who has atrial fibrillation, has a mild cough and pink phlegm after COVID. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My grandfather is a 78-year-old COVID-19 patient with all symptoms gone except for a mild cough with pink phlegm. However, he has fatigue and trouble sleeping. He has a history of controlled atrial fibrillation. I have attached the latest lab results for your reference. He is currently ta... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Apparently, the reports show he still has some COVID (coronavirus disease) pneumonia symptoms (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It might be some heart-related issues like congestive heart failu... Read Full »
Will my mother diagnosed with pneumonia and COVID 19 last year be able to recover completely?
Query: Hello doctor, Does pneumonia compromise breathing efficiency even after a successful treatment? My mother was diagnosed with both COVID 19 and pneumonia last year. She took treatment for a month and successfully recovered. However, she has strained breathing since then. Will she not be able to reco... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I understand your concern. Your mother is suffering from the post-COVID syndrome or long COVID. Viral pneumonia caused by COVID 19 virus does not usually leave any residue of infection. I suggest you get her evaluated once again and share t... Read Full »
I am using a nasal spray for my nasal congestion after a COVID infection a few weeks ago. Can I use the nasal spray for a long time?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a COVID infection four weeks ago. My nose was congested throughout, so I was given Hysan nasal spray for seven days. It got better. Then after my COVID was gone, the congestion came back two weeks later. Due to the nasal congestion, I had severe ear pain during traveling, especiall... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and it is not good to get accustomed to Hysan (Xylometazoline) spray for a long time. It will cause rhinitis medicamentosa, which will again increase your nasal stuffiness. I need a few more details before I suggest you a nasal spray. Also, do y... 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 »
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 »
I have muscle twitching in my shoulders and legs, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, and fatigue after covid. Are these symptoms of ASL?
Query: Hi doctor,I think I have ALS. For the last three weeks, I have had constant muscle twitching in my shoulders and legs, considerable muscle weakness, unable to go to the gym, shortness of breath, and harder to speak, along with fatigue. This happened right after I got covid, and I wonder if I am over... Read Full »
Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to benign fasciculation syndrome. I recommend checking thyroid hormone levels, complete blood count, blood electrolytes, vitamin D plasma levels, and vitamin B12 plasma levels for possi... Read Full »