High fever, dry cough, loss of smell — these symptoms are considered the main symptoms of COVID-19. But besides them, there are less typical signs that can also indicate that a person has contracted a coronavirus. Take note!
Doctors came to the conclusion that the symptoms that signal infection manifest themselves in different people in different ways and in different sequences. As a result of observing patients, experts named 5 atypical signs of a coronavirus infection that has entered the body. It is important to be sure to pay attention to them in a pandemic, as they can be a marker of coronavirus infection, while a person does not even suspect it.
Problems with the gastrointestinal tract, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort are possible signs of COVID-19. Research results show that symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders appear in one in five infected with coronavirus. Symptoms such as looser stools and more frequent trips to the toilet should be especially alert.
2. Eye infections
American scientists have concluded that three percent of people who get COVID-19 develop conjunctivitis in the first place. It is accompanied by increased lacrimation, redness of the eye proteins, and copious discharge. Moisture particles from inflamed eyes containing the virus can be spread by blowing your nose and sneezing, as well as through your hands after touching, and be a source of infection.
According to the observations of Spanish doctors, one of the early symptoms of COVID-19 may be a rash on the legs, similar to the one that appears with measles and smallpox. Mostly redness appears in the area of \u200b\u200bthe toes. Most often, such rashes are found in children and adolescents. And since in children the disease can be almost asymptomatic, the appearance of a rash should by no means be ignored.
4. Brain fog
British scientists have found that one of the signs of infection may be a state of “brain fog. Depending on the infectious dose, various disorders of brain activity can occur. Cognitive problems such as the loss of the ability to recall facts, read and remember what has been read, adequately carry on a conversation, or perform tasks that require concentration, may be observed for some time after the end of the illness.
5. Fatigue and loss of energy
Weakness, fatigue, loss of strength are experienced by more than 50% of patients with coronavirus, regardless of the infectious dose and severity of the disease. Some WHO experts tend to attribute fatigue to the main symptom of COVID-19, along with fever and cough. By the way, this symptom is considered one of the longest post-COVID disorders — even after recovery, a person may feel tired and lack of energy for up to two months.