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Post Covid-19 Syndrome

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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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 »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Is my increase in night temperature after one month of recovery a post-COVID effect?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old female. I was tested positive for COVID-19 one month ago and was hospitalized for six days. After that, I was completely normal and also did a post-COVID health checkup after seven days and was perfectly normal.But, after COVID, I regularly have a high temperature of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Jauhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your reports are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). The neutrophils are still mildly elevated, and they need time to reduce back to normal levels. You are experiencing post-COVID inflammation, a condition where your body is slowly gettin...  Read Full »

Post COVID, I have increased LDH. Is this an indication of a major problem?

Query: Hello doctor, Post COVID, my lab test result for LDH (Lactate dehydrogenase) is 277 units/L, greater than the normal value of 135-225 units/L. Is there any problem? I am currently taking Novastat 10 mg for increased cholesterol. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through all your reports and they are good; nothing to worry about. These are observed post COVID infection. Isolated elevation of LDH (Lactate dehydrogenase) need not be taken into account; also, it is only a meager elevation with respect to the referen...  Read Full »

How long does the complications of COVID-19 last?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient was discharged after COVID treatment six days ago. He feels sudden pain in lower abdomen today. He has taken tablets for five days. But one tablet Mucinac 600 alone we got only after first three days of taking other tablets. Could that be a problem or is this a normal stomach...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. Based on which the patient was discharged, and now he is having pain in the lower abdomen. Tablet Mucinac is given to reduce dryness and improve lung function. Pain is not related to that. It is essential to know that even after recov...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 cause fluctuations in blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother tested positive for COVID-19 45 days before and tested negative after 13 days. Before getting COVID-19, she took some Ayurvedic medicine to control her blood pressure, but after COVID-19, her blood pressure reached 170/97 mm Hg even when she took her usual medication. Sometimes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Yermal Tanmai Deelip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query for your mother with chest heaviness and weakness in post-COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) phase. First of all, for her blood pressure variation, she must be having hypertension even before she got a COVID-19 infection. I think for which she...  Read Full »

Why is my hair falling out after COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 57-year-old woman and recently started to have a lot of hair fall. Usually, when I comb or wash my hair, a lot of hair fall happens. But lately, the amount of hair I am losing due to hair wash is worrying me. It seems like I am losing the hair from the root. I underwent surgery to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It would have been better if you attached a few clinical pictures of your scalp. The most common causes of hair loss in females are pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium. Sudden diffuse hair loss primarily indicates telogen effluvium, w...  Read Full »

How can we treat the post-COVID effect of atypical pneumonia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male, and I just got recovered from COVID-19. However, according to the chest CT scan, I have atypical pneumonia and a CT severity score of 4/25. At times, I feel chest heaviness, and sometimes there is a breathing problem, especially in the evening. There is also f...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Jauhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your CT (computed tomography) scoring was 4/25, which is a good thing. The lower the score, the lesser the severity and spread of Pneumonia. I suggest you the following medicines: Tablet Deriphyllin Retard 300 mg (Etofylline 231 mg and Theophylline 69 mg) twice da...  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 121.25 to 132.28 lb. 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. H...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 corticosteroids...  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 »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 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 »

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