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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Can you please help get rid of the multiplying canker sores?

Query: Hello doctor, What can I do for canker sores that keep multiplying and have been there for about two weeks?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Canker sores can be due to a number of reasons like vitamin deficiency, bacterial or viral infection, gastritis, etc. Since it has been there for two weeks now, it could be due to a vitamin deficiency. So, I suggest tou taking Vitamin B complex with Zinc capsules for ...  Read Full »

My son has a painless bump on his palm. Is it a wart?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 6 years old, has a bump on the palm of his hand. It is a hard bump, and he is on antibiotic Cefalexin 259 mg. Is this a wart? It does not pain on touching. He has had this for about a week and a half. His primary care doctor did not seem to know what it was so she prescribe...  Read Full »

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it seems like a viral wart You should go for electrocautery from some nearby hospital or from a dermatologist. I suggest giving him multivitamin syrup regularly for about a month to boost his i...  Read Full »

I have got the symptoms of foot and mouth disease from my daughter. Does it spread?

Query: Hello doctor,Does foot and mouth disease spread? My 1.5-year-old daughter had blisters, and I was taking care of her. After five days, I have blisters on my hand. What should I do now?.  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Hand, foot, and mouth disease is highly contagious and spreads from person to person. It is likely that you have been affected. The virus causes hand, foot, and mouth disease spread by direct contact with secretions from the nose, mouth, or stool. This disease appears suddenly and will go awa...  Read Full »

Does an increased WBC count after sexual intercourse suggest HIV infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I had an exposure with an unknown girl 43 days ago and the condom tore when my penis was still inside her vagina. The next morning, I saw a red mark on the tip of my penis. It disappeared in three days. I do not know the HIV status of the girl. I had done HIV 1...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern. At one month, this test is 95 % sensitive. So, it is fairly accurate at this stage. However, since a condom break amounts to unprotected sex (high-risk exposure), ideally you should follow it up by a retest at 12 weeks for an HIV antibody whi...  Read Full »

Is Levocetirizine sufficient to cure nasal congestion and cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49 year old male. I am suffering from nasal congestion and cough. I am taking only Levocetirizine for this. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your infection will be most probably a viral infection because of the season now. However, we can be sure of that only after a swab is taken and it is cultured to see if there grows any bacteria in it. I give you the following suggestions to take care of the proble...  Read Full »

Does the use of a prepared mixture stored in a plastic bottle cause bacterial or viral infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I drank this prepared mixture a year ago (coffee, tea, sugar, tulsi, Indian spices, and water. I heat it more than eight times a week). After two to three months, I suffered from a viral infection, and l was admitted to the hospital. I asked my doctor if it was due to this preparation the...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. It is not due to that preparation but due to the infection and vitamin deficiencies; such symptoms can be seen.So I suggest you stop drinking that mixture and consume more fruits and green vegetables. Drink juice at least once a day.Take a tabl...  Read Full »

Is blood from only one side of the nose during a cold?

Query: Hello doctor,Two weeks ago, I delivered a baby boy via emergency cesarean delivery (C-section), and for the last two weeks, I have been suffering from a cold. The mucous is only from the left nose, and then today, when I blew my left nose, I saw little blood.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to are affected by an upper respiratory infection. The bleeding from the nose could be due to dryness within it. But still, because you did not report any episodes of fever, let us not rush upon antibiotics. I shall give you symptomatic medicines. Kindly take those. If yo...  Read Full »

Why is my son getting recurrent rashes and fever?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 years old son got sick 2 and a half weeks ago. For 1 week he had high fever (up to 39 degrees Celsius) which we reduced with fever reducing syrup (Noraphen). Blood test showed that there is a chance for parvovirus (borderline result).  After a week the fever stopped, and for a...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Parin Niranjanbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your son's history and the report (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), and would like to make my suggestions and comments about him as follows:As per your description, the clinical picture very much matches that of a viral infection, ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a mild fever and body ache, even after 20 days of being diagnosed with jaundice?

Query: Hi doctor, I began having a low-grade fever twenty days back, and I was diagnosed with dengue. My treatment was Paracetamol 500 mg, papaya leaf extract tablets, and fluids. My main concern is that I still have a low-grade fever today with back aches, headache near temples, ringing in my ears, tire...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, it is nothing serious. It is probably a post dengue syndrome. This is nearly present in 25 % patients after dengue. This is some weakness, fatigue, and other symptoms, which usually follows a viral infection and resolves with time. Also, tests ar...  Read Full »

What is the etiology for absolute low count neutrophils?

Query: Hello doctor, What does it mean when neutrophils are at an absolute low (1.3)?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Sardar Narayankar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to An absolute low count of neutrophils, which are the body's immune cells can occur post-infection mostly viral, as well as in bone marrow diseases and post-chemotherapy. For more information consult an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

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