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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Which doctor specializes in cheek and throat problems?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last one and a half month, I have been having a swelling inside the cheek and some stiffness in the right throat. Rarely, I have gotten white and red patches. Now, I have one line in my lips and some small red dots, which come on and off. When I consulted a general surgeon, he sai...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to see a general physician to get treatment for this. This is most certainly an infection like mumps or rubella from your symptoms that you have described. It is a classic case with typical symptoms. It is a viral illness and you need antiviral therapy and not an...  Read Full »

Are occasional mild fever and cold in this pandemic situation a matter of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling mild feverish and cold from Saturday night. Sunday night I took Sinarest tablet and I was feeling good on Monday, but I feel mild cold and feverish around 4:00 AM. I am feeling feverish and mild cold sometimes, not always. I do not have any other symptoms. Please suggest....  Read Full »


Dr. Sudeb Mukherjee

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you have been suffering from fever for almost 4 days. You did not mention about high temperatures although. I want to know whether any rash anywhere in body or throat pain as such? I also want to know about your activities that include your ...  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. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do I feel chest heaviness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old male. I am suffering from numbness in my hands and toes. I also have wheezing. I am getting moderate chest pain and cough when I take a full breathe. I feel heavy over my chest. My body feels like burning, but also freezing under comforter. I have entire body pain a...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully gone through your query. As you are describing your symptoms above it seems to me like a viral condition, which has affected neuromuscular system too. Probably, the entry port of this infection is the respiratory system. There are several viruses and bac...  Read Full »

Why am I coughing up green phlegm?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been coughing up green phlegm for a few days. Now, it started to hurt my chest. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand very well the symptoms you describe above in your query. Productive cough, especially when mucus turns gray, yellow or brown indicates a bacterial infection of your respiratory tract. In too many cases, high temperature is also found. You have chest pain too...  Read Full »

Though my cough supresses on medicine, I still have mucus production. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three months, I was having a dry cough. I consulted a doctor who advised me Augmentin 625 mg, Grilinctus, Betadine gargle, and steam for five days. That gave me a lot but not full relief. I continued gargle and steam for some more time. Since then, the cough is reducing. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem you are suffering is a viral illness that is temporary. You also need to check for any triggers that cause the mucus to increase. If you started with a dry cough, there should be no mucus build-up anymore. The feeling in your throat may possibly be due to...  Read Full »

What could cause a sore throat with redness and white spot?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently having a sore throat. As I checked, it is a bit red and saw a white dot. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nicole Taleon

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for attaching a photo because that really helps. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your throat does appear red but your tonsils do not appear swollen so it is unlikely to be tonsillitis. Most of the time this is just due to a viral infecti...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for genital herpes.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently contracted genital herpes. I am having an outbreak, which scared me. I have blisters (vesicles) on the penis. I had a blood test done last week and this confirmed it. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly reviewed your health query and can well establish the sensitivity of issues you have. Thanks for uploading the labs here for reference (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, both HSV-1 and HSV-2 are positive. You also mentioned the lesio...  Read Full »

What are the modes through which hepatitis B can spread?

Query: Hello doctor, Is there any chance of hepatitis B spread through eating food contaminated with infected blood?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the whole blood and serum (white fluid within blood) contains large amount of virus, and virus can live on blood spots outside the human body for the duration of one week. So actually it depends upon how much blood, and how much time it has been on the stain th...  Read Full »

Will preauricular sinus cause fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have fever and leg pain since last night. I had preauricular sinus infection pus drainage three weeks back. I was on different antibiotics for the last 45 days. Taxim O, Centil, Augmentin, and Lizobact 600. I stopped taking them two days back.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. As per your query, you have taken multiple antibiotics for a long time which is not good. I need to know whether you have done a culture sensitivity test for the pus draining out of the sinus or not, because if you take antibiotics acc...  Read Full »

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