Symptoms are the indicators, which indicate the conditions that may develop any disease. So, a good awareness of symptoms of any disease is essential to us.
As we all know, the infection of coronavirus has been declared a pandemic which led to worldwide lockdowns and the overall state of fear and panic. So, the good knowledge and updates about the symptoms of it should be known to us.
Symptoms of coronavirus or COVID-19 can be seen in different ways among different people. There are various symptoms of coronavirus which categorized under 3 categories i.e. most common symptoms, less common symptoms, and serious symptoms/severe cases.
Mild Symptoms of Coronavirus:
The Mild symptoms of the coronavirus infection are as follows:
Fever is one of the key symptoms of Covid-19 which is reported in 82% to 87% of mild to moderate cases of coronavirus.
Dry cough –
Cough is the second most common symptom of COVID-19 infection, after fever. Sometimes, coughs are voluntary; other times, they happen automatically. Either way, a successful cough will expel viruses, bacteria, and other foreign invaders from the respiratory tract before they reach the lungs, where they can cause more serious problems.
Sometimes coughing is normal, but if a cough lasts for weeks, it may be time to see a doctor, the Mayo Clinic advises.
The same goes for a cough that brings up mucus that contains blood or that is thicker or darker than usual. Some coughs are so severe that they can induce headaches, dizziness, urinary incontinence, and the urge to throw up.
If you are feeling tired and exhausted, there is a chance that you may have either the flu or the more serious Coronavirus, COVID-19.
The tiredness and exhaustion related to COVID-19 would be that of feeling “tired and run down all the time” and not just tired from a hard day’s work or lack of sleep.
Feeling Tired is not usually the first symptom of the virus, however, and will usually appear a few days after the other symptoms.
Moderate Symptoms of Coronavirus:
Aches and Pains –
Muscle pain caused by viral infections, including COVID-19, can happen after a virus stimulates your immune system.
The muscle aches and pains are “a result of cells of the immune system releasing interleukins, which are proteins that help in the fight against invading pathogens.
Sore Throat –
Sore throat is not the most common symptom of coronavirus BUT, It can be a symptom of coronavirus.
The COVID- 19 is a disease which is causing by a new emerging coronavirus. The coronavirus can replicate and grow in the digestive tract, as it is in the respiratory tract and can cause Diarrhoea.
According to researchers this virus enters our system through a receptor found in both the upper and lowers digestive tract and may affect our digestive system too.
Conjunctivitis is a highly contagious condition that is caused by a virus. It is an inflammation of the thin, transparent layer of tissue, called the conjunctiva, that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelid.
But SARS-CoV-2 is just one of many viruses that can cause conjunctivitis, so it came as no real surprise to scientists that this newly discovered virus would do the same.
The pink or red eye could be one more sign that you should call your doctor if you also have other tell-tale symptoms of Covid-19, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
Loss of Taste or Smell –
Moderate loss of taste or smell is referred to as anosmia. Anosmia is emerging as one of the most unusual symptoms of the disease called COVOID -19 in mild to moderate cases of coronavirus.
Discoloration of Fingers or Toes –
Purple or blue toes that look swollen and painful to the touch. And have identified as another unusual symptom by Doctors. The dermatologist called it “COVOID toes”.
Serious Symptoms of Coronavirus:
Difficulty Breathing or Shortness of Breath –
Along with a cough, fever, and straight-up tiredness, shortness of breath is among the most common symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
This is the case for around one in six people infected with the virus, and it’d be a symbol that your case is more serious, according to the World Health Organization or WHO.
Chest Pain or Pressure –
Chest pain may be a symptom of coronavirus, but it’s not the most usual symptom. However, other symptoms that are somewhat similar – such as shortness of breath – are common coronavirus symptoms.
Crucially, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention does list chest pain as being a symptom that can be an emergency warning sign for COVID-19, meaning you should seek medical attention if you have it.
That’s because chest issues can indicate pneumonia or bronchitis. It may occur in older individuals or anyone having ill health like cardiovascular disease, cancer, & diabetes, etc.
Strokes or loss of movement –
Symptoms of a stroke can include:
- Feel Trouble while speaking and understanding what others are saying.
- Numbness of the face, arm, or leg.
- Problems seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden severe headache accompanied by dizziness or vomiting.
- Trouble walking.
Hey, This is Drishti Sharma, pursuing BSc. from IGNOU and have completed a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) institute. I love to write and share my words with the world. I also engage myself in teaching which enhances my creativity and makes me more expressible.