Viral Infection

An infection caused by a virus is called a viral infection. The common viral infections include cold and flu, chickenpox, measles, herpes, mumps, and hepatitis. Viruses can spread quickly from one person to another, but vaccination protects us against some of these viruses.

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Please treat my fever, headache, and cough.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fever for the past five days. The temperature goes down after taking medicines and it comes back again. I also have severe headache and cough. I was taking Biogesic and then I changed it and I am taking Bioflu now. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to learn about the condition. Please mention whether you have tested for COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). If not, you need to do it because your symptoms are consistent with COVID-19. It can also be another type of infection and you...  Read Full »

My wife is breastfeeding our child with a cold and fever. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is breastfeeding our 6 months old baby. She was having fever and cold since yesterday. I need your medical advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This seems to be a viral infection and will most probably be self-limiting in 5 to 10 days. She needs to do gargles with lukewarm saline water (water with salt in it). I advise her to brush the teeth as usual twice a day, especially before going to bed. Ask her to take pl...  Read Full »

What is the root cause for my chronic fatigue for the past few years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old. I have been fighting chronic fatigue for six years. It is like having the flu permanently. I have tried natural supplements, but I cannot seem to kick it. I have been doing a lot of reading lately, and I think the root cause is hormone-related. My symptoms seem to m...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it appears that you have slightly high LH levels but thankfully, normal testosterone. It could be possible because of your natural supplements or possible food allergi...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in my foot after resting on the heels?

Query: Hi doctor, It looks like foot callus. It is painful when I rest my foot on my heals and I have this for three to four months.   Read Full »

Dr. B. T. Priya


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having plantar wart and it is a viral infection. Please use a moisturizer Elovera IMF cream in the morning and apply it to the spots present on the foot. Apply Salactin or Duofilm lotion f...  Read Full »

What could cause painless bumps on the penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a small bump on my penis this morning. It does itch or hurt. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After careful inspection of images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I feel the first possible cause for small bumps is molluscum cantagiosum as there appears a small dent on the top of the lesion. The problem is often acquired through sexual co...  Read Full »

What is the reason for high WBC values in a chronic diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is in ICU under ventilation for a week now. His oxygen level was low, and now the level is 94. He is a diabetic patient, and his sugar level is above 300 and fluctuating. His TLC count was 16.5 but again jumped today to 22000. I wanted to consult with a doctor for advice an...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your statement, the patient has been in the ICU and has uncontrolled DM. According to the investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), WBC has increased, other parameters show no abnormalities. His oxygen saturation leve...  Read Full »

Why do I get a strange mint taste in the back of the throat?

Query: I am 24 years old, 123 lbs, 5 foot 3 in and have been having a strange menthol minty taste in the back of my throat and chest. I have no other symptons other than the strange feeling. It starts after I eat something and the progressively gets worse throughout the day and in to the night. My throat d...  Read Full »

Dr. Danial Ahmed

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Thank you for your question.Minty taste in the throat or chest can be due to a number of reasons.GERD(Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease),Pregnancy,Viral infection,Neurological disorders,Metabolic disorders can all cause minty or sweet taste in mouth.Since you have mentioned that it usually occurs afte...  Read Full »

I am getting a white layer on my glans penis. What is that?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I have a white layer on my glans penis, and it is not removable. It has been there for three years, and it is not itching and painful. But now, I feel discomfort and penile glans discoloration. Please help me to sort out this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not look peelable, but it seems more like a color change (depigmented). If you have any history of sex, kindly share the details. Do you involve force...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my high fever of unknown cause?

Query: Over one week high fever , no sleep and vomiting 2 PCR tests done and they are negative and chest xray shows no infection gastro ct is clear. I am in hospital sine 3 nights and currently on Augmentin and Zithromax. But still have high fever. They cannot find out what type of bacteria i have Till to...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear, I’m sorry to learn about your condition! I read carefully what you sent us and I fear you need some more patience. The antibiotics you get cover a wide range of bacteria, that’s a sign they still don’t know what exactly you are suffering from. Normally it should now be test...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of a high lymphocyte count?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2.4 years old son has platelet count 193, WBC 6.8, Hb 11.4, RBC 4.28; however, neutrophils 16%, lymphocytes 73%, monocytes 08, SGPT 100, SGOT 77, creatinine 0.17. He is doing fine and active. However, lower weight gain was 1.7 kg, and the current weight is 9.25 kg. The monthly aver...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion on your asked question. In the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), lymphocytes are high, and platelet count are borderline low with raised SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase) . So, it is suggestive most pr...  Read Full »

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