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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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I want to know about hepatitis C infection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hearing some news about Hepatitis C infection floating around in the community. I know it has something to do with the liver, but I am not entirely sure what to look out for or if there is anything I can do to protect myself. I am a man of 47 with cholesterol on the high s...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects the liver. It can cause both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) illness. It can be life-threatening. Hepatitis C is spread through contact with infe...  Read Full »

Why does my 2-year-old-child have a fever although his chest is clear?

Query: Hello doctor, My two-year-old child has been having fever on and off for the past three days. We took him to the closest hospital because his temperature was still 104 degree Fahrenheit after giving him Tylenol and Ibuprofen. The doctor listened to his lungs and said he sounded fine. They checked hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The reason for your doubt as to why does the child still have a fever when the doctor said that he is fine is that viral infection in the tracheobronchial system does not produce any sounds detectable when auscultating. Most of the doctors say that "the chest is clea...  Read Full »

My neck muscles hurt, and I feel unwell. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My neck muscles are throbbing to the point I cannot go to sleep. It is just under the ear. I have looked it up, and it is my pituitary glands. My co-worker has symptoms of whooping cough, but I have been vaccinated in the last year. I had a cough and then feeling generally unwell. Now ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your case and want to add here that it does not seem to be the pituitary gland that is causing the issues. I am sure about this as pituitary is not located in this area. So, be calm. You had cough and there is general fatigue too. This means there is ...  Read Full »

I have recurring mouth ulcers for the past nine years. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring mouth ulcers every 15 days and remain for more than two weeks. I tried medicine, but it is not working. I am facing this problem for the last nine years. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Mouth ulcers can occur due to so many reasons like 1) Bacterial or viral infection. 2) Underlying medical conditions. 3) Long-term medication intake. 4) Psychological stress and anxiety. 5) Digestive issues. 6) Dehydration. 7) Hormonal or immune-related condit...  Read Full »

Please suggest management of fever, cold, cough, sore throat, and body pain.

Query: Hello doctor, Fever, cold, cough, sore throat, body pain. Please suggest some medicine. For the past two days, it is there. It is for my husband and his age is 39.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your husband could have an acute pharyngitis-like infective cause. It could be a viral infection for which symptomatic management can be done. You can be prescribed Vitamin C 500 mg BD for five days. It is advisable to take Levocetirizine or Phenylephrine as a decong...  Read Full »

I have cold, and I feel feverish from yesterday. Can I have COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I have cold and feverish feeling from yesterday. But I do not have fever. I check my body temperature every now and then. I took Biogesic last night and this morning. But still, I feel unwell and heavy inside. My body temperature seems to be at 98 degree Fahrenheit. I do not have headache...  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you had a fever before taking Biogesic (Nimesulide). Please mention whether you have any joint pain or body ache, sore throat, pain during urination, and cough. Please mention whether you had any possible exposure with the people having these symp...  Read Full »

I have chest, throat, and nose congestion. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing minimally productive chest, throat, and nose congestion since yesterday. Been coughing as well but voluntarily, in attempts to clear my congestion. What gets produced, if anything, is barely anything and does not help the clogged feeling at the back of my nose or t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you seen your throat? Is it congested or are there any pus points over the tonsils and throat? It is better if you could upload a picture of the throat. It is likely a viral infection involving the respiratory tract with may be a superimposed bacterial component...  Read Full »

My husband has shivering and profuse sweating at night. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband was in a below-freezing weather all weekend, day and night, for military training. Nine of the men he was with went to the hospital for various cold weather injuries. Since coming home, he has been suffering from what seems like a cold in the daytime, but at night, he has extr...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What you are describing sounds like the starting stages of a respiratory tract infection (RTI). Viral respiratory tract infections, especially influenza, are more common during colder periods of the year and have a high incidence in military settings. Virus or bacterial o...  Read Full »

I have decreasing platelet count day by day after a fever. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had fever and my platelet count became low (91000) 10 months back and after taking medicines platelet count became normal. And now my platelet count decreases day by day and after a month, it was 1,40000 and two days after again I checked it becomes (1,30000). Now, I have only 1,250...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Normally, you have anywhere from 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter of circulating blood. Platelets are produced in your bone marrow. Factors that can decrease platelet production include some types of anemia, viral infections, chemotherapy drugs, heavy alco...  Read Full »

Why did my daughter get stomach pain and cold?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has cold and stomach pain. She has headaches also. There is no fever. She has got pain in her legs near the foot. Sometimes, she says she has a stomachache. But, then it is fine the next morning. Please advise me on this.  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think she is suffering from a viral infection. I suggest you give her syrup Alerid (Cetirizine) 5 mL twice a day for cold. This syrup makes few children drowsy though not all. Hence avoid morning dose if she is going to school. You can also give her syrup Cyclopam ...  Read Full »

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