Covid-19 Symptoms

Look out for COVID-19 Symptoms

Coronavirus! One of the most debated topics of the year 2020, like what is the source of this virus. This topic remains a mystery, but another concern that has added to the list is its mutation. Yes, coronavirus is mutating and because of this finding vaccine has become even more difficult. But what is more concerning, the strain SARS-CoV-2 has also started to mutate, thus showing new symptoms. So, it has become the need of the hour to have complete knowledge of symptoms.

After thorough analysis and examination, Ubcared has listed down COVID-19 symptoms. Thus, it will help you prepare yourself in advance.

Watch out for symptoms

Before heading towards symptoms, the important part is to stay away from all myths of infection. Also, it is very important to take care of older people, infants or even kids and diabetic and heart patients. People who are suffering from lung disease are also at higher risk of getting infected. It becomes even more necessary to take care of these patients at an extreme level. Just to avoid such a scenario, you should be aware of all the symptoms in advance. Take a look at the symptoms...

Main Corona Virus symptoms are as follows:

  • Coughing
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Fatigue even tiredness
  • Chills often followed by body shaking
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Running nose
  • Nausea or even vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

At times, the virus may turn out to be more deadly causing severe pneumonia and failure of the respiratory tract. Furthermore, it followed by septic shock and then the death of the patient. Another case has come into light in which COVID-19 complications are caused by a cytokine storm. This situation arises when an infection hits your immune system. Then it triggers the flow of inflammatory proteins in the bloodstream that can kill tissues or even damage organs. In such cases, the list gets extended further. Take a close look at these life-taking symptoms.

  • Difficulty in breathing becomes even worse.
  • Ongoing chest pain or feeling pressure in the chest area.
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty in waking up completely
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Strokes

In case if you come across these symptoms in your loved ones then you need to seek medical attention right away.

How to identify if it's COVID-19, a cold, or the flu?

It is quite common to get confused between the flu or COVID-19, in such cases, it is best to take advice from a doctor.

Some of the basic things a doctor looks at are: is it a fever with a cough? Or are you living in an area that comes under the containment zone? Or do you have any travel history very recently? Apart from this, the table will help you out in getting a better idea about the infection at your home.

 
Symptoms Coronavirus*
(COVID-19)

Symptoms range from
mild to severe
Cold
Gradual onset
of symptoms
Flu
Abrupt onset
of symptoms
Seasonal Allergies
Abrupt onset
of symptooms
Length of symptoms 7-25 days Less than 14 days 7-14 days Several Weeks
Caugh Common(usually dry) Common(mild) Common(usually dry) Rare(usually dry unless
it triggers asthma)
Shortness of breath Sometimes No** No** No**
Sneezing No Common No Common
Runny or stuffy nose Rare Common Sometimes Common
Sore throat Sometimes Common Sometimes Sometimes
(usually mild)
Fever Common Short fever period Common No
Feeling tired and week Sometimes Sometimes Common Sometimes
Headaches Sometimes Rare Common Sometimes
(related to sinus pain)
Body aches and pains Sometimes Common Common No
Diarrhea Sometimes No Sometimes for children No
 

How does coronavirus spread?

According to researchers, this virus spreads from one person to another via respiratory droplets. When an infected individual cough, sneezes or even talks can lead to the spread of this virus. This virus gets into the body via eyes, nose and mouth. This is the reason, that it is advised to cover these areas for complete safety.

Can COVID-19 spread through food?

As of now, there are no reports of transmission of coronavirus via food. But it is advised to wash off whatever is getting into your home from outside. It is a standard practice of sanitising everything for your safety. Keeping sanitizer with you outside the home is also a necessity.

Can mosquitoes spread coronavirus?

There are no reports that say mosquitoes can spread coronavirus or even COVID-19. But still, it is best to keep all the diseases at a bay. Lastly, the pandemic cum endemic coronavirus can remain active, unless we stop taking care of ourselves. So, it is best to wear a mask and shield against infection. This will help you in beating coronavirus or COVID-19 symptoms, thus avoiding infection.

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