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Dr. R.K. Shrivastava - Family Medicine in Delhi

Dr. R.K. Shrivastava

MBBS

Family MedicineFamily Medicine
  • Delhi, Delhi

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Clinic Locations

New Delhi Poly Clinic And Diagnostic Centre

Main Madanpur Khadar Extention, Landmark: Opposite Tower No.2, Gas Plant, Delhi, Delhi, India,

Specialization

  • General Physician

Education

  • King Georges Medical College, Lucknow University - 1900 Graduated
    MBBS

Health Articles

Coronavirus: What Happens When You Get Infected?

Coronavirus: What Happens When You Get Infected? The coronavirus infects the body by attaching its spiky surface proteins to healthy cells, particularly those in the lungs, via ACE2 receptors. Once inside, it replicates and commandeers the cells, ultimately causing cell death. While the Omicron variant seems to affect lung tissue less than previous variants, it can still lead to severe complications. COVID-19 begins with exposure to droplets from an infected person, which can enter through the eyes, nose, or mouth. Symptoms typically appear within 2 to 14 days and may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, and gastrointestinal issues like nausea or diarrhea.

What is a Normal Body Temperature and Symptoms of Fever?

People experience warmth in their bodies due to the rise in body temperature, which may be because of various reasons such as doing exercise, a rich diet, the mensuration cycle in women, exposure to the sun, being anxious and there are lot many. But these cannot be counted under the term fever, as the rise of temperature in the body is related to the speed of our heart. When the temperature of our body rises because of any disease or the WBC work in our body and is more than the normal temperature of the body it is called fever.

Is It a Common Cold or Allergies?

Colds and allergies have distinct causes and durations. Colds result from viral infections and last up to 14 days, with symptoms like coughing and congestion. Allergies stem from an overactive immune response to harmless substances like pollen or dust, causing symptoms such as sneezing and itchy eyes. Allergies can persist for days to months, depending on exposure to triggers, and are not contagious. Monitoring symptoms and duration can help differentiate between the two, with persistent symptoms beyond two weeks warranting a doctor's visit to rule out allergies or other issues.

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