The corona virus continues its deadly spread, leaving every one of us on high alert for symptoms that might mean we are infected.
With more than 383,000 cases already diagnosed worldwide, experts have begun to understand more about the virus.
People around the world realize that early signs of infection include dry cough, high fever, and fatigue. Some may also experience breathing difficulties, which is the time when treatment may be needed in hospital.
But there are also less common mild symptoms reported by a number of people who have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus. Here are four of them:
1. Brain Fog:
Some people may experience cerebral haze, also known as mental fatigue, as other symptoms of the new SK virus.
It was not formally seen as a symptom, but an indication reported by those who had suffered from the disease, including Thea Jordan (50 years old), who stated that she had not suffered from coughing or fever, instead, Covid-19 started with a tickle in her throat and a slight headache.
“She initially suffered from brain fog, and she told the British newspaper Daily Mail:” At first I felt tired … I had no choice but to go to my bed. I had no cough and had no fever, “she said.
“But I had a strange feeling about something that settled in my lungs, almost like breathing in talcum powder. I also had brain fog … I just wanted to sleep.”
Another woman, who recently recovered from Covid-19, was told that she also had an unusual mental disability before her symptoms worsened.
Christie, from Seattle, said her illness started with a fever for several days that developed into sinus congestion, a headache and weak “brain fog” that made it impossible to concentrate.
Another symptom reported by patients with the new SKV virus is the feeling of extreme fatigue before symptoms appear.
According to a report published in the American Medical Association, up to 44% of those hospitalized with Covid-19 reported fatigue and fatigue.
Among them, Chiara Dagalurlenzo, 25, who has been fighting the virus since March 6, has said that her illness has started with fever and fatigue.
But she knew it was more dangerous than the flu when she had a chest problem that made her feel short of breath.
Another patient, Linda Carr, 69, from Heathrow, also revealed: “I felt very sick and I was very tired. But I didn’t have a high fever or cough. Within two days I could barely stand. I had no ability to lift one foot in front of The other. ”
3. Abdominal pain:
Stomach problems may be more commonly associated with conditions such as the Norwalk virus.
However, some Covid-19 patients reported abdominal pain before the other known symptoms appeared.
A new study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, suggests that people may experience digestive problems, such as diarrhea, when they contract Coronavirus.
The researchers analyzed data from 204 patients with Covid-19 in Hubei Province, China, and discovered that 48.5% of these patients arrived at the hospital with symptoms of a digestive system such as diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain.
4. Eye infections and loss of sense of smell and taste:
Doctors have warned that a taste or odor loss could be a sign of infection with the SK virus.
The British Society of Otolaryngology, which includes experts in ear, nose and throat medicine, said that those who lose these senses should immediately isolate themselves, even if they have no other symptoms.
They added that conjunctivitis (the outer layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid) may be another sign of the disease.
The British Association said in a statement: “Evidence from other countries says that the point of entry for the virus is often in the eye, nose and throat area.”
“We have also identified a new offer, which is the loss of sense of smell and taste, which may mean that people who have no other symptoms but only with this feeling lost may they have to isolate themselves to limit the spread of the virus,” she added.
It is believed that a loss of ability to smell or taste may be due to the destruction of cells in the nose and throat.
Source: The Sun