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Viral Infections

Viral infections more predominantly affect children than adults. There are a few less severe complications seen in children due to viruses, such as sore throat, diarrhea, fever, and rashes. However, severe conditions like measles can be life-threatening viral infections.

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Is the abnormality present on the head of my penis is a penis herpes infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a concern about my penis. I have noticed an abnormality on the head of the penis, and I am concerned that it is genital herpes. Can you please advise me if it is genital herpes or not? With your expertise, what does it look like? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case, and yes, in my opinion, it could be a herpes infection. For confirmation, you need to go for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. However, I am starting treatment based on clinical pictures received and I suggest you take the followi...  Read Full »

Why does my 2.5-year-old son complains of abdominal pain along with diarrhea, and vomiting?

Query: Hello, My 2.5-year-old son has abdominal pain, foul-smelling, yellow, and watery diarrhea seven to eight times per day (even while sleeping), nausea, vomiting, weight loss, chills, but no temperature. As soon as he drinks water, Pedialyte, or eats saltine, he complains of pain. Urine output is decre...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Muneeb Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your son is suffering from acute gastroenteritis, possibly of viral etiology. As the symptoms have been for the last eight days, the vomiting is still there. The child has also suffered weight loss. Now the child is heading t...  Read Full »

Why does my 16-month-old baby get pale?

Query: Hello doctor, My boy baby is 16-months-old. I just want to know why my baby gets pale and has anemia and whether his current blood work is better. He has IgE mediated allergies, FPIES, a history of eczema, chronic constipation, history of intermittent fevers (103 degrees Fahrenheit) in the last coup...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion on your asked question. The boy is having a roseola viral infection in which human herpesvirus 6 (HHV 6) is positive. I have seen the attached report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is suggestive of a viral infection...  Read Full »

My friend has fever, rashes, and sore throat after playing with pets. Could it be monkey pox?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend, who stays next door, has suddenly developed a fever, skin rashes, a headache, and a sore throat. The rashes are spreading as well. She used to play a lot with pets. Did she catch any infection from them? I read online, and the symptoms seem to be similar to monkey pox. How c...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahad Alshehri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understood your concern.You can only confirm if it is monkeypox by having the patient go to the hospital and undergo a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) examination that confirms the diagnosis. The patient needs to be thoroughly investigated fi...  Read Full »

Did I develop palmar erythema due to my last viral infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old, my height is 5.1 feet, and my weight is about 92 to 94 lbs. I have had palmer erythema last three months. I mean, my palm becomes red but not burning sensation and itching. I also see green veins through my palms, thighs, and feet. I have had some mucus in the throat fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi,Welcome to need to worry. I would like you to send a picture of the affected areas in the palm, face, and tongue. Thank you  Read Full »

My absolute neutrophil count and WBC count decreased within 15 days. What does that indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about low absolute neutrophils and WBC. I have had two blood tests. The first was six months ago, which showed my absolute neutrophil level was 2100 per microliter of blood and dropped to 1700 per microliter of blood after 15 days when I checked the blood for the second ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your absolute neutrophil count does not seem to be decreased much. Usually, it can be considered low if AEC (absolute eosinophil count) is below 150 per microliter of blood. Your total count is low as per your history. Sometimes the infection can lead to low WBC (whi...  Read Full »

What are the causes for increased serum globulin protein and how to correct it?

Query: Hello doctor, I just had a blood test done for my KFT and LFT. Please check and tell me what serum globulin protein is, which is high at 3.3. Also, my SGPT and SGOT are high. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your globulin is on the higher side, but the ratio of albumin to globulin is fine. This much variation is acceptable. So, nothing needs to be done regarding it if you do not have any symptoms. Next, serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) and serum glutamic-p...  Read Full »

I noticed genital warts a few months ago. How can I treat them?

Query: Hello doctor, I have genital warts, which I noticed a few months ago. Unfortunately, I do not know anything about the treatment. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history provided from your end, genital warts are a viral infection caused by the Human papillomavirus virus ( HPV), which are considered to be appearing due to multiple factors, including changes in immunity. They may be sexually transmitted through direct s...  Read Full »

I am having severe headaches and stomach pain. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a severe headache and constantly went to the toilet to poop, along with stomach pain. The following day I noticed rashes with swollen fingers and an aching foot, but the rashes disappeared after some time. Can you please explain what could be wrong with my body?   Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on your history, there are possibilities for a viral infection. Do not worry; it will subside in a few days.Take simple painkillers like Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. Keep yourself hydrated with plenty of fluids. I hope...  Read Full »

I have a fever, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, and an enlarged lymph node. Are my symptoms suggestive of monkeypox infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am anxious about the increasing spread of the monkeypox virus because I have a fever, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, and an enlarged lymph node. Have I acquired the monkeypox virus? I have undergone a blood test, but I am scared. Can you suggest some medicines? How can I overcome th...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Depending on your previous exposure to the disease or vaccinated smallpox infection, you might have acquired the monkeypox virus. The signs and symptoms are similar to influenza. Please attach the images of the rashes you have.  Read Full »

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