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Dr. Amita Mody - Family Medicine in Mumbai

Dr. Amita Mody

MBBS

Family MedicineFamily Medicine
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Clinic Locations

Dr Amita Mody's Clinic

Shaily Nursing Home , Hema park , V. S. Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,

Specialization

  • General Physician

Education

  • Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital - 1985 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 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.

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