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 have clear white bumps in the corner of the mouth. What could they be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have small clear white bumps in the corner of the mouth. It is not hurting. Some are very small. They are more than 20 in number. I am currently taking Vitamin D3 supplements and Iron supplements.   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query and understand you are worried about the lesions (bumps) on the corner of your lips. There are many reasons behind this kind of lesion. It is caused mainly by nutrients, dehydration, or a viral infection. The virus is named herpes, and it c...  Read Full »

What does it mean if I have a headache, weakness, cough, and loss of smell?

Query: Hello doctor, Ten days ago, I developed a headache at night, and it subsided the following day. The day after this, I started feeling weak and had a cough. I consulted a doctor, and he told me that I had a bacterial infection. He thoroughly examined me for any other illness and sent me home. One ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajendran R Nayar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand that you have weakness, cough, and loss of smell. Your physician diagnosed it as a bacterial infection. I hope you have tested negative for COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019). If not, you need to get it done. I do not understand the need for Prednisone. But...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for abdominal lymphadenopathy in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is five years old, was detected with abdominal lymphadenopathy. Her ESR level is 62. She is also suffering from constipation and abdominal pain. Her doctor advised blood tests, ultrasound, and endoscopy followed by histopathology. The biopsy report shows chronic duoden...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not worry. There is no evidence of cancer in the given scenario (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Lymph nodes (LN) in the abdomen are normal structures. The lymph nodes enlarge in the presence of infection and malignancy. Here, LN is not s...  Read Full »

What is the reason for muscular pain under the shoulders and shingles-like lesions in my body?

Query: Hi doctor, From what was being thought to be muscular inflammation of the back under the shoulder a week ago with constant pain since last week. I have lesions in my body, which look like shingles. I am attaching a photo of these lesions.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your main complaint is pain under shoulder and you are suspecting herpes zoster (shingles). Herpes zoster begins with pain along the affected root of nerve followed by an appearance of the rash. The rash is painful and progresses over 7 to 10 days. The pain starts d...  Read Full »

Does the swelling in my throat look cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tonsil stone in my left tonsil last week, and it got worse. The next day, I went to get swabbed for strep and culture swab. Both the test results were negative. They said I had viral tonsilitis, and I am taking Amoxicillin now. I noticed a small bubble-like bump under the left to...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You sure have tonsillitis. Now considering the test results are negative, it is most likely a viral infection. But we cannot be sure, and so you should take an entire course of antibiotics. You have said you are taking Amoxicillin. Good. Next, the bump and the enlar...  Read Full »

I have an itchy, tender, small growth in my hand. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a very small growth-like in my hand for a month now. Actually, it started itching and the area surrounding is tender. I have attached the picture for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two diagnoses, which matches with your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and symptoms. The first one is infected nevus sebaceous and the second one is infected wart. Now let us differentiate the two diseases. Nevus sebaceous is a...  Read Full »

My 10-month-old daughter has puffy eyes in the morning. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,My 10 months old daughter has puffy eyes after she wakes up from sleep in the morning. Her blood results show AST (SGOT) as 71 IU/L. Puffiness will vanish during the day after few hours. Do we need to worry about this? Her AST (SGOT) is 71 IU/L, ALT (SGPT) is 28 IU/L, globulin is 1.8 g/dL...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Early morning puffy eyes commonly indicate some problem relating to the urinary system. It can even be a urinary infection. Get a urine analysis done. She also requires renal function tests (blood test). It is better you take her to a local pediatrician for a physical ch...  Read Full »

Is anxiety the reason for my irritation, body aches, and fast heartbeat?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel irritated, and my whole body is aching. When I tried falling asleep two days ago, I felt like my heart was racing. And since the next day, my heart has been beating fast for the whole day. I also have anxiety problems. I had the same issue last night. Though I suspect anxiety i...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You may be having a fever. When you have a fever, your heart beats faster, and the heart will feel as if racing. So, kindly check your temperature. You may be having some viral infections. To rule out COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019), kindly do an RT-PCR test (reverse tr...  Read Full »

My platelet count is low but tested negative for dengue. Did I test too early?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female, who weighs 24 kg and 5.3 feet tall. I have had a fever since last week. The fever was between 38 to 40o C. I also had headaches and lower back pain. Today I got tested for dengue, but that was negative. However, on my torso, neck, and face, there are these red r...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be dengue or any other viral infection. The presentation of all viral fevers is almost same. And any viral infection can cause low platelets count, and dengue is known for it. During the first 4 to 5 days of fever, dengue NS1 antigen will be positive,...  Read Full »

How to treat a person born without a sense of smell?

Query: Hello doctor,I was born without a sense of smell. Are there any procedures to fix it or gain my sense of smell?  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay S Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sense of smell is carried by the nerve fibers originating in the roof of the nose. A loss of sense of smell is known as anosmia. This can occur secondary to childhood viral infections, childhood head trauma, etc. Most of the times, a long-standing anosmia is perma...  Read Full »

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