The global pandemic has affected millions of people physically and mentally, resulting in unprecedented challenges that seem difficult to overcome.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been focusing on the virus’s symptoms to create awareness and help people reduce the spread.
It had highlighted three common symptoms when COVID-19 hit the U>S. for the first time.
However, recent research shows that people may experience multiple health problems after they contract the virus.
Scientists and health professionals are conducting extensive research on the newly discovered coronavirus, updating the list of symptoms.
Chills or a fever that’s 100.4 F or higher may indicate COVID-19.
Dry cough that doesn’t produce phlegm or mucus is a sign.
3. Shortness Of Breath
Patients with severe infection experience breathlessness and a felling of suffocation.
4. Sore Throat
COVID-19 can cause mucus to run down the back of your nose to your throat.
5. Congestion Or Runny Nose
They happen when the nasal cavity becomes swollen with excess fluid.
6. Loss Of Taste & Smell
The virus can lead to nasal cavity inflammation, affecting your ability to smell.
Fever, disturbed sleep, and loss of appetite can lead to headaches.
COVID-19 can cause tiredness and weakness.
9. Muscle & Body Pain
A fever occurring as a result of inflammation causes the muscles and body to feel pain.
A study of 209 people with mild COVID-19 showed that 20% of them had diarrhea as their first symptom.
11. Nausea & Vomiting
A few theories show that excess mucus in the stomach leads to nausea or vomiting.
How To Tell If You Have COVID-19, A Cold Or Allergies?
While there’s no easy way to differentiate, you can focus on your personal medical history to tell if you have contracted COVID-19.
If you don’t experience seasonal allergies, but suddenly notice signs, you need to get tested.
Allergies can cause cough and headache but not a fever.