I am sharing an updated list of Coronavirus symptoms based on current official publications, scientific studies and reports from scientific societies.
What is so distressing with the COVID-19 virus is that the the list of symptoms can be very long but what is particularly unusual is that the symptoms can appear in any order and whilst some patients could have them all, others may only exhibit one or two, sometimes even none.
The most commonly known symptoms are fever, chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or joint pain and a cough but a simple sore throat or a blocked nose can also be symptoms of COVID-19.
Homeschooling, telecommuting and cooking all day can be a headache, but that is also a symptom, so don’t neglect the signs your body is giving you and if you are experiencing a mild form of headache or a migraine, stay alert. Even diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, can be COVID-19 symptoms.
Less known and less common symptoms reported by SNDV include pink eye, skin lesions such as frost bites (acrosyndrome), eczema-like lesions of the extremities (dyshydrosis) or even reddened patches of skin on the body or face (urticaria). These symptoms, it is thought, could be due to the inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis). So before you rush to your soothing cream, ask yourself whether you may be exhibiting any of the other symptoms described above and stay alert.
And whilst symptoms such as chest pain, overall malaise and the production of sputum (thick mucus) may alarm you so should a sudden loss of smell or a loss of the sense of taste. So make sure you can still taste and smell that overcooked meal you have just made because you want to nip COVID-19 in the bud as early as possible to maximize your chances of recovery.
If you have any of those symptoms:
- It is better to assume that you have COVID-19
- Contact your doctor over the phone as soon as possible
- Wear a mask if you have one or create one
- Wash your hands and surfaces
- Isolate if possible to avoid spreading the virus
Stay safe and connected for more COVID-19 related informations.
For official informations regarding Coronavirus visit the WHO or CDC websites. This article does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on this website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.