Three common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, high fever and sore throat. However, there are six safe symptoms and signs that can tell if you have COVID-19.
There are symptoms that not everyone should ignore because these signs say you have COVID-19. There is no evidence that the virus is showing signs of weakness. The new strain of COVID-19 is more infectious, according to a report published in Business Insider.
The new Coronavirus disease 2019 is clear compared to other viruses. According to a published article in ETNT Health, about 40 percent of people infected with the virus are asymptomatic or show no signs or symptoms. Meanwhile, many have developed symptoms such as cough, fever and sore throat.
But these are the symptoms that you should not ignore as these will do if you are positive with the virus, according to the experts.
Prolonged fatigue or brain fog
Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said many COVID-1
Dr. Fauci added that even people who recovered from the virus could no longer return to their normal lives. Many of them still experience chronic fatigue syndrome such as brain fog, fatigue and difficulty concentrating.
Andrew Chan, professor of immunology and infectious disease at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, claimed that his COVID-19 Symptom Study app has discovered what are today called COVID fingers and toes.
He also added that many people today experience strange dermatological manifestations such as rashes and inflammation of the fingers and toes. If you have this symptom, you need to be extra careful to avoid possible transmission of the virus in your family.
3. A dry cough
A dry cough is a common sign of those who tested positive for the virus. If you have a dry cough along with fever and have difficulty breathing, there is a good chance that you are positive with the virus. A study conducted by the CDC last month revealed that 43 percent of those who tested positive for the virus had experienced dry cough from 14 to 21 days after their diagnosis.
Loss of odor or taste
Not every one of those who tested positive for the virus experienced this. However, in a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 64 percent of people who have COVID-19 lose their taste and smell.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also confirmed this study. They revealed in their study that this symptom usually lasted for a median time of eight days, but others experienced it for weeks.
5. Shortness of breath
This is usually the first sign of those who tested positive for the virus. Shortness of breath can linger for weeks and sometimes months. This happens because the virus causes pneumonia, and this damage can make a person difficult to breathe. In most cases, this leads to pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
6. Heart damage
About three-quarters of people who tested positive for the virus had evidence of heart damage. A study related to this was even published in JAMA Cardiology. It was also found that COVID-19 can cause inflammation of the heart.
These are the six symptoms that not everyone should ignore, according to health experts. If you experience any of these symptoms, isolate yourself better. If it gets worse, call your doctor or local healthcare professional immediately to help you decide what to do next.
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