Scientists and doctors are getting to know new things related to this virus every passing day. Therefore, in some people, COVID-19 does not cause any symptoms. Before developing any symptoms, you can carry the virus for 2 days to 2 weeks.
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The most common covid 19 symptoms that are most specifically linked with COVID-19 consist of:
- Cough that gets severe as time passes
- Shortness of breath
Some symptoms which are less common such as:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Runny and stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Loss of smell and taste
- Pink eye
- Discoloration of toes and fingers
- Muscle pain and aches
- Gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, vomiting, etc
Furthermore, people with COVID-19 might have few, all, none of the symptoms above. For example, fever is quite indicated as the most occurring symptom of COVID-19. However, in July 2020, 213 people are reported to having mild symptoms of fever.
Many people might have mild symptoms. As reported by the National Institute of Health’s COVID-19 treatment guidelines, people are distinguished as having minor symptoms if they:
Don’t have irregular chest imaging or shortness of breath
has any of the commonly occurring symptoms of Covid-19 (like fatigue, cough, and loss of taste or smell)
Mild cases may have long-lasting results. People who suffer symptoms for months after the first contraction of the virus. So, after the virus is not detectable in their body anymore are mentioned as long haulers.
A literature review of January 2021 studied 61 cases and reports of COVID-19. The researchers came to an end that:
- Almost one-third of the people are asymptomatic
If you or someone is having the following symptoms then call emergency medical services for immediate medical help:
- Blue face or blue lips
- Difficulty in breathing
- Excessive drowsiness
- Continuous pain in the chest
The various ranges of symptoms are still investigating by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
COVID-19 against the flu
The covid 19 symptoms increase the mortality rate as compared to the seasonal flu.
As informed by CDC, almost 0.04 to 0.16 percent of the individuals have caught flu during 2019-2020. The flu period in the United States died on April 4, 2020.
Therefore, in the United States, about 1.80 percent of the people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died since March 2, 2021.
The Covid-19 and flu have mostly the same symptoms. Common flu symptoms consist of:
- Sore throat
- Body aches
- runny or stuffy nose
Therefore, symptoms could appear within two and 14 days right after exposure to the virus. Children might have similar, but mostly milder symptoms as compared to adults. elder people and adults who are suffering from severe prime medical conditions such as diabetes, lung diseases, and heart problem are at higher risk to cause more severe problems from covid-19.
If you are having these alarming signs then immediately call 911 and get medical attention:
- arouse inability (wake up from sleep)
- Trouble breathing.
- New confusion
- Continuous pain in your chest
- Bluish lips or face.
Furthermore, the above list does not consist of all the possible symptoms. if you are concerned that you might have COVID-19 then better contact your healthcare provider right away and seek medical help as soon as possible.
How to prevent coronaviruses?
The perfect way to prevent the transmission of coronavirus is to limit the interaction with people who are having a respiratory infection or any symptoms of covid-19.
Hence, the second best thing is to practice physical distancing and adequate hygiene that helps in preventing viruses and bacteria from the transmission.
- When your hands are dirty, do not touch your mouth, eyes, and face.
- Wear a mask in crowded areas
- If you are not feeling well or having any symptoms of flu or cold, then it’s better to stay at home and rest
- Wash your face and hands regularly for almost 20 seconds at a time with lukewarm water and soap. How much are 20 seconds? It is as long as you sing your “ABCs”
- Keep the distance of 6 feet (2 meters) at least away from people. Limit large gatherings, functions, and crowds.
So, multiple vaccines are being developed. Available vaccines are accessible for the people at large.
Covid 19 symptoms could be mild and severe. The symptoms might be quite common but you cannot ignore them. It is better to take preventive measures to save yourself from serious symptoms that could even lead to death. It is way better to stay at home and keep yourself safe.
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