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 white spots inside my cheeks with sores on tongue and lips. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have got some white spots inside my cheeks and some sores on my tongue and bottom lip.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the photos you have provided and noted the sores and white spots inside your cheeks. There are a few explanations for those: 1. Eating or drinking hot foods, drinks, drinking carbonated drinks. 2. If you have experienced flu-like symptoms, it is du...  Read Full »

How can I cure cough and fever associated with low platelet count?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, male. My problem started five months back. Due to viral fever, my platelets count is low. The report is attached. This time I took antibiotics. Then my digestion system got poor. After some days I started suffering from cold and cough and fever. This time I am not f...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To me, the changes are due to viral infection you have been experiencing all this while. Now, we should not rely on the complete blood count report only. Sometimes, there is a destruction of platelets due to chemicals inside the sample carrier. I think you should rep...  Read Full »

Why am I having swelling in throat with chills and hot flashes?

Query: Hi doctor,I have swelling on one side of the throat. It hurts to swallow and I get chills and sometimes hot flashes. My body aches. I am a 19-year-old female.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As it is associated with hot flashes, and body aches, it seems to be due to an acute viral infection. My advice is to: Drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated. Rest more. Gargle with warm water and salt. Use oral antiseptic containing Propolis. Take Paracetamo...  Read Full »

I am suffering from nose blockage, fever, sneezing, and coughing. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor,From the last one week, I am suffering from nose blockage, fever, sneezing, and coughing. And from yesterday, I got my periods also. So my body is feeling totally weak. I am unable to stand properly also and also have a reddish color in the throat. What to do doctor?  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms you are having are suggesting of possible viral flu infection. If you have a reddish color in the throat, then it is possible bacterial tonsillitis. Should get further checked by your physician as might need prescription medications. Meanwhile, you should ...  Read Full »

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