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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What are the blood tests available to detect chronic infections?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male with a height of 170 cm and a weight of 57 kg. I have weight loss of 5% on average every year for the last six years. I am eating very well or better to get back to my average weight. Six years back when I moved to a new room as part of a new job and stayed with f...  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Infectious Diseases Specialist, Microbiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query, and I saw your reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your positive ANA (antinuclear antibody) test report and associated symptoms like joint pain suggest autoimmune disorder. However, it is not suggestiv...  Read Full »

Is sialadenitis contagious?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother was diagnosed with sialadenitis by my doctor without testing. Her cheek is swollen without much discomfort. She has a slight sore throat. Is it safe to have my four-month-old baby around her?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is swelling in the cheeks, then there is a high possibility for your mother to have viral parotitis. Swelling in the ipsilateral parotid gland occurs. It is considered as viral cause as it presents with dull aching pain without any other major symptoms unlike a...  Read Full »

What are the causes of recurrent mouth ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring mouth ulcers every 15 days and remain for more than two weeks. I tried medicine, but it is not working. I am facing this problem for the last nine years. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mouth ulcers can occur due to so many reasons like 1) Bacterial or viral infection. 2) Underlying medical conditions. 3) Long-term medication intake. 4) Psychological stress and anxiety. 5) Digestive issues. 6) Dehydration. 7) Hormonal or immune-related condit...  Read Full »

Are my painful throat lesions a fungal or viral infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old man with no significant past medical history. Now I have painful white lesions in my throat for ten days. I am unable to eat. I started Amoxicillin for seven days and had no change. I went to the ER two days ago and started on Clindamycin. It is excruciating. I cannot ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though the pictures you have sent are not very clear (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems you have uvulitis with follicular tonsillitis. This kind of infection should resolve with Clindamycin, so you may continue taking it until you meet...  Read Full »

Are the medicines prescribed for COVID-19 symptoms fine?

Query: Hi doctor,My sister is 28 years old with a weight of 67 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. My sister is having some preliminary symptoms of COVID-19. My family doctor suggested home quarantine. She survives in a separate room. She has symptoms like sore throat, headache, high fever, bo...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, your sister is having some preliminary symptoms of COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). She is having a sore throat, headache, high fever, body ache, and cough with rashes. Your doctor's ...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for cyst-like bumps on inner thighs and pubic area.

Query: Hello doctor,I have cyst-like bumps on my inner thighs and pubic area. This has been happening on and off for about five years, but I have been too embarrassed to talk to a doctor.  Read Full »


Dr. Monika Meena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I gather from your history that you have got cystic rashes over your pubic area every now and then. You have not mentioned any other symptoms associated with it, like any redness, itching, pain associated with them? Is there any discharge from the vagina or any ...  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...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

What can cause shivering during the day and weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a high-degree fever for few days. I took some high doses of Tylenol and Advil. I think it an overdose. Now, my fever is gone after taking medications. But I have shivering with a feeling of having a fever. When I checked it, I do not had fever. My bodyweight is getting reduced and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Nancy Wespetal

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have two concerns. You have taken Tylenol and Advil for fever. If you have taken more than 800 mg of Ibuprofen or 1000 mg of Tylenol, then these are considered an overdose and they can cause some side effects. The second concern is about your fever and w...  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 well to antibi...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling weak and cold with sneezing?

Query: Hi doctor,I have weakness in my body with the cold for the past two days. I have this problem because I slept in an air-conditioned room without wearing a shirt after taking a bath. Before four days, I donated my blood. Currently, I am feeling down with weakness, cold, and sneezing. I am not able to...  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These symptoms appear as prodromal symptoms of a viral illness. You need to take proper precautions by avoiding unnecessary exposure to risk factors. You need to take antibiotics for five days and you can take tablet Cheston cold (Paracetamol, Cetirizine, and Phenylephr...  Read Full »

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