Dr. Prashant Kumar

Senior Consultant and Director of Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Department

Q1. As per symptoms, how is COVID 19 different from any other flu? Q2. When should you see a specialist if you have the flu?

A1. Seasonal flu and COVID-19, the illness caused by the Coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, that has led to the current pandemic, are both viral infections affecting the Respiratory System. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, the two illnesses are caused by different viruses. Symptom-wise, Coronavirus disease will have dry cough and breathl...

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Dr. Imon Paul

Associate Professor & HOD, Dept. of Psychiatry

Doctor, I feel very anxious regarding the current COVID situation andsometimes I have palpitations when I’m stressed, my sleep is also disturbed. How can I deal with this?

It is normal to feel anxious as the situation is unprecedented and very taxing. Try to limit the amount of information you receive and stick to essentials from known and trusted sources. Avoid news which is sensational in nature and check verified Government or health related websites. This will help you in practical aspects. Fix regular sleep and eating patterns...

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