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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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Why do I have sore throat for 15 days? Is that a symptom of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sore throat for the past 15 days. I tried taking all the medicines. But there is no use. I had also done four tests for HIV in this period. I had protected sex. All the results came negative. Why do I have a sore throat? If I am doing another HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) te...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, there is no need to give a morning sample for HIV test. Second, a sore throat is due to infection and may not always be due to HIV. Simply check for any redness (congestion) of tonsils or surrounding area to rule out any infection. A sore throat can occur due to a...  Read Full »

Can hypothyroidism cause joint pain, shivering and fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. My weight is 132 lbs and height is 5 feet 10 inches. Three months before, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Also, I am suffering from joint pain, shivering and fever. For this condition doctor advised me to take Thyrox 50 mcg, Thyrox 100 mcg for 10 days and Thyrox 12...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, your symptoms are not related to thyroid issue. You could be having a viral infection. So, I suggest you to take tablet Zerodol P (combination of Aceclofenac and Paracetamol) three times a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the m...  Read Full »

How could herpes infection cause clogged ears and hearing loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I have clogged ears and pain from ears to the throat, vertigo, and always feeling confused. I had a sinus nasal drip which I thought that is why my ears where clogged it has been six weeks and it is still clogged, popping and painful. I saw an ENT and he said I had no fluid and there ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from clogged earaches with painful jaw joints and sore throat with vertigo and all these sufferings may result from herpes infection according to your assumption. When herpes affects th...  Read Full »

Do viral infections during my early pregnancy cause autism?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is seven weeks pregnant (about three weeks from fertilization, we think, because she has long cycles) and came down with shingles almost 2 weeks ago (and a cold about a week ago). She has been taking Acyclovir and the pain has reduced but is still present. We are worried about th...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Shingles is herpes zoster, which is the reactivation of the chicken-pox virus in the body due to an immunocompromised status like pregnancy. But thankfully, the effects are not disastrous for the unborn baby as your wife already has antibodies against the virus in her b...  Read Full »

Is it possible to be HSV positive after getting a negative HSV IgG test report?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to have a negative HSV IGG test and be positive for HSV? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. If IGG (immunoglobulin G) is negative for HSV (herpes simplex virus), it cannot be positive, so if you have tested negative for HSV IGG, it is negative only. So do not worry; your partner will not get a virus from you. But in the future, it...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old son initially exhibited symptoms resembling measles but later developed symptoms similar to chickenpox. Could it be a viral infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-year-old son initially exhibited symptoms resembling measles but later developed symptoms similar to chickenpox. I sought medical attention from a dermatologist who diagnosed him with eczema that progressed into a viral infection. He is currently experiencing a fever ranging from...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Based on the symptoms described, the individual may be experiencing infected eczema. I recommend applying T Bact cream (which contains Mupirocin) for the infection and using emollient creams such as Aquasoft moisturizer cream. To address the ...  Read Full »

After a viral infection, I have tiredness, faint feeling, and weakness. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I was admitted to hospital with a viral infection and stayed in the hospital for two nights. During viral infection, I woke up early in the morning shaking uncontrollably and my heart rate was 152, so the ambulance took me to the hospital. I was told that I have a viral i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Two points are very important here. They are abnormal heart rhythm and tiredness. Which type of abnormal heart rhythm are they trying to treat with Propranolol? It seems like you have supraventricular tachycardia and the type depends upon the EKG and EP study. Did you...  Read Full »

Why are there itchy skin rashes in a child?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter has just started kindergarten three weeks ago and came home today with a rash all over her arms, hands, and feet and one by her lip. She feels fine otherwise but they itch sometimes. Our 7-year-old neighbor just got over strep and impetigo and I am wondering if this could be...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and examined your given pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems your son has a hand, foot, and mouth disease, and does not look like impetigo. HFMD (hand, foot, and mouth disease) is a viral infection caused by the coxs...  Read Full »

I have a rough patch of hardened skin on my feet. Is it callus or corn?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rough patch of hardened skin on the back of my feet. It has been a year since I had this. Is it called as callus or corn? Would you please give me your valuable suggestion? Regards.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. As per the report provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like verruca plantaris which means warts that appear on foot. It is a viral infection that usually transmits from perso...  Read Full »

One side of my face became red and swollen after Restylane. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, The one side of my face became red and swollen after Restylane. The vial must have had bacteria in it. I was put on several rounds of antibiotics and the doctor had to finally squeeze the filler out. It is a year later and the entire side of my face is swollen where the infection was. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek. V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Restylane fillers rarely produce infection but may cause a viral infection. One possibility is you would have had a hypersensitivity reaction to some proteins in the filler. But it is very unlikely for it to stay for a year. If there are some localized swelling and ind...  Read Full »

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