Your browser does not support JavaScript! before use docindia please enable Javascript on your browser
Dr. Varoon Mehra - Family Medicine in Delhi

Dr. Varoon Mehra

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Family MedicineFamily Medicine
  • Delhi, Delhi

Is this your profile? Need to edit info? Click Here

Clinic Locations

DR'S HUB

F-1/22 SECTOR-11, ROHINI, Delhi, Delhi, India,

Specialization

  • General Physician

Education

  • University of Delhi - 2009 Graduated
    MBBS
  • Maharshi Markandeshwara University - 2014 Graduated
    MD - General Medicine

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 Common Cold? How is Different From Cold and Cough?

A viral infection that affects the upper respiratory tract is the common cold. Muscle aches, a runny nose, and a sore throat are among the symptoms. Numerous viruses can cause colds. Typically, home treatments like rest and warm liquids are used as a form of treatment.

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.

questions and answer empty

Get Your Health Questions Answered Online By the Doctor.

Ask Free Question
Is this your profile? Need to edit info? Click Here

Similar Doctors