The most common symptoms of COVID-19
Fever is common in people while any bacterial infection but as corona virus also has this most common symptom, it has become confusing if a patient has normal fever or as a symptom of coronavirus. So a patient should not take fever lightly and should take proper treatment. Coz symptoms of corona virus might be common but they can be severe and corona virus getting severe can be deadly.
Dry cough is common due to any respiratory infection by any bacterial infection but respiratory infection is now being also the main symptoms or disease related to corona virus. Mainly corona virus effects starting by respiratory infection which includes dry cough, nasal congestion or symptoms like sore throat, nasal or throat pain.
Fatigue means extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness. Being positive as corona virus patient can feel severe body ache which results in fatigue which effects daily activities and that pain or feeling turns to be intolerable.
Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include:
- Loss of taste or smell,
- Nasal congestion,
- Conjunctivitis (also
- known as red eyes)
- Sore throat,
- Muscle or joint pain,
- Different types of skin rash,
- Nausea or vomiting,
- Chills or dizziness.
Symptoms of severe COVID‐19 disease include:
Shortness of breath:
Shortness of breathe happens by having respiratory infection which is the main symptom of corona virus. If you experience shortness of breathe you should take precautions if it gets get severe you should take action accordingly.
Loss of appetite:
Corona virus positive patient can feel hungry but doesn’t get taste of food which nowadays has become a only noticeable symptoms with respiratory infection. So if you feel loss of appetite you should keep a track if you r having fever too.
Confusion, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, High temperature (above 38 °C).
Other less common symptoms are:
- Reduced consciousness (sometimes associated with seizures),
- Sleep disorders,
More severe and rare neurological complications such as strokes, brain inflammation, delirium and nerve damage.
People of all ages who experience fever and/or cough associated with difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or loss of speech or movement should seek medical care immediately. If possible, call your health care provider, hotline or health facility first, so you can be directed to the right clinic