- The list of coronavirus symptoms is getting longer as the COVID-19 pandemic persists.
- Some of them, like the newly discovered symptom of itching, can be easy to miss and overlook.
- The CDC has published a comprehensive list of other coronavirus symptoms, including cough, fatigue and odor loss.
There are so many strange and unusual realities associated with COVID-19 coronavirus that continue to confuse health experts, such as the mysteriously broad spectrum of the virus’ severity. COVID-19 leaves some people completely unaware that they have been infected, for example, and completely asymptomatic, while the virus continues to viciously attack others to the point that they need to be put on fans (and eventually die from the virus, which has happened to more than 707 000 people around the world since the coronavirus pandemic began).
Coronavirus symptoms are another oddity associated with the virus because many of them are really weird ̵
Many of the symptoms associated with the coronavirus are quite common, as is itching. If you have recently experienced congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea, you may also be infected, according to some of the additional symptoms listed on the CDC’s coronavirus symptom page. The fact that itching may also be a sign of the coronavirus comes from Leanne Atkin, a vascular disease consultant and senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, who recently said in a statement from the university that it has been a matter of increasing the number of people suffering from COVID-19 and also complains of itching.
Atkin goes on to explain that although itching is something that can be easily ignored, it is often manifested in tandem with another strange coronavirus symptom – so-called COVID tears, an inflammatory condition in which rashes are seen on the feet of people infected with the virus. “It is really important that people begin to recognize these early symptoms and if they notice any of them, they should arrange for the patient to be tested for COVID-19 and carefully consider the need for referral to vascular clinics,” Atkin said, according to Best life.
The CDC has emphasized that there is a wide range of symptoms that can present when someone is infected with COVID0-19. In addition, it can take anywhere from 2-14 days after exposure to coronavirus for symptoms to appear, and examples, according to the CDC’s symptoms page, include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscles or body marks
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
It is also worth consulting the World Health Organization’s symptoms page, which puts various coronavirus symptoms in buckets with frequency, some of which are more common than others. From WHO, common symptoms include fever, dry cough and fatigue.
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
- rash on the skin or discoloration of fingers or toes
Severe symptoms may include:
- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- chest pain or pressure
- loss of speech or movement