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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Please suggest some medicine for dry coughing and cold.

Query: Hi doctor,I am caught by very bad cough and cold. Please suggest some medicine for dry coughing.  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when are you suffering from above problem? Is there any throat pain? Probably you may be suffering from acute viral rhinitis with bronchitis. Avoid cool drinks and freeze water. I suggest you the following medicines: Tablet Gudcef CV (Clavulanic acid and Cefp...  Read Full »

I have chronic nasal congestion, and my lymphocyte count is high. Will you Suggest any solutions?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I have had nasal congestion for the past three weeks, which is not getting cured. I was also suffering from nausea and increased bowel movements. The nausea is cured, but I feel sick inside. Is it anything serious? In my CBC reports, the neutrophils are 44 %, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the medication that you are taking. According to your CBC report, you have high lymphocytes count. It is suggestive of a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Therefore, I suggest you do the following investigations. Rhinoscopy nose exami...  Read Full »

Is HPV type 73 virus transmitted only by sexual intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know how the virus HPV type 73 is transmitted? I have heard that it can only be transmitted from sexual course but I want to be sure. My fiancee also has the virus. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. It is true that HPV (human papilloma virus) 73 is transmitted through sexual intercourse. On the current date no other mechanism is known for transmission of HPV 73. Considering the fact that your fiancee has HPV, there is...  Read Full »

Why do I have brain fog, tiredness and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a brain fog, tiredness, and fatigue. Kindly guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For your tiredness, you have investigated properly with liver, kidney, and thyroid profiles (attachment removed to protect patient identity). That reports are within range. So, liver, kidney, and thyroid illnesses are ruled out here. Your lymphocytes are slightly hig...  Read Full »

How to diagnose if an infection is viral or bacterial?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an IV treatment for fever.  I took four doses of Monocef 1 gm. My fever is gone, and I am feeling better. I still have a sore throat, and there is a lot of mucus generated. The mucus is transparent. How do I confirm that I have got a viral or bacterial infection? Since my fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The only way to differentiate between viral and bacterial infection is to take a sample of the mucus generated and to culture it in order to identify the causative organism. Your doctor must have anticipated that your infection as bacterial as you responded wel...  Read Full »

High fever and swollen lymph node. Is it a bacterial or viral infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has been sick with a high fever (between 101.7 to 103 degrees) and swollen lymph node on one side of his jaw right beneath his left ear, complained of pain in the neck, and pain inside his mouth. I took him to his pediatrician the following day and was prescribed Clindamycin 150...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are the points I would like to bring across: The lymph node is quite inflamed as per the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you sent. It may be inflamed in the event of any infection be it viral or bacterial. Your reports are showing...  Read Full »

Would viral infection affect the lymphocyte and neutrophil values?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a viral infection last week. Is it normal to have increased lymphocyte levels of 52 % and decreased neutrophil levels of 35 % after having a viral infection? It got healed within a week. I was fine when I did my blood test. My RBC and WBC are considered to be normal. As I have anemi...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After having a viral infection, lymphocytosis can persist for seven to ten days. Your low neutrophils are relative, and it is because of increased lymphocytes. Platelet can be high because of inflammation or by iron deficiency anemia as a reactive thrombocytosis. Urinar...  Read Full »

I have had a pimple in my pubic area for about a month due to a viral infection, and now my pregnant wife has the same infection. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,A couple of months back, I had unsafe sex, and now I have had a pimple in my pubic area for about a month, and the pimples were not going away by themselves. I visited a doctor, and he said it is a common virus. He sprayed on the pimples, asked me to use Fucidin cream, and said the pimp...  Read Full »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com. Zifi (Cefixime) 200 mg tablet is comparatively safe in pregnancy and local a antibiotic also does not adversely affect the fetus. However, accurate diagnosis can be made only after examination and further tests, and only after that can suitable treatment be given. Ant...  Read Full »

Please help with the treatment for my occasional vomiting with diarrhea and bloating.

Query: Hello doctor, I have on and off vomiting paired with diarrhea, bloating, and midsection pain for the past nine days. I have these same symptoms two years back on my last two abroad trips and had a normal stool culture. I am wondering is it possible that I picked up a bacteria long back that flares ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is possible that you may have acquired some infections on your trip, not necessarily the bacteria, but virus, or parasitic infections, which also can cause similar symptoms. Did you swim there? Did you have a fever or felt ill on the trip? How is your energ...  Read Full »

How to treat a respiratory virus in a 2-year-old-child?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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