New Symptoms Of Covid 19: What You Need To Know
April 26, 2021
Every time you wake up with a sore throat, you go through a mini panic attack only to grab a perfume and smell it. When the smell hits you, you exhale a sigh of relief convincing yourself you are not covid positive and go back to your normal routine.
This panic does not end with a sore throat. It’s the same every time you sneeze, cough, and get a cold. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there either. Since the novel coronavirus dawned on us only a year ago, scientists and medical researchers are still working on knowing more about the disease. Ever since the second wave and the introduction of the newer strain of virus, the list of symptoms that we dread may have increased.
The known symptoms are fever, cough, breathing difficulty, headaches, sore throat, loss of taste and smell. However, among the latest cases, there are three more symptoms that were noticed which weren’t common in older cases. They are:
- Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye: Inflammation or infection of the outer membrane of the eyeball and the inner eyelid is what is called pink eye. Any redness, itchiness, or discharge around the eyes should be carefully observed. If you come across any such observation in you or anybody else, get it consulted.
- Gastrointestinal disorders: Gastrointestinal diseases can be many. Any kind of disease or abnormality felt with your digestive tract should be taken seriously. Keep your eye out for repetitive discomfort. Bleeding, constipation, diarrhoea, incontinence, pain in the stomach or abdomen are all symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders. Consult a doctor to make sure that your gastrointestinal issue isn’t caused by covid 19.
- Hearing loss: Dysfunctioning of the eustachian tube/auditory tube may cause difficulty in hearing or even pain in the ear. This is also a symptom seen on covid positive patients. Hence, if you have been experiencing any kind of hearing difficulty out of nowhere, remember to consult a doctor.
With the number of covid positive cases skyrocketing, it is time to keep you and your loved ones protected. Take necessary safety measures, always wear a mask, and make the use of sanitiser a habit. Don’t let the disaster fatigue get to you.