Coronavirus (COVID-19)- Symptoms and treatment

The most prevalent COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms are:

  • a fever (temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or higher) accompanied by chills.
  • Wet cough
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • COVID-19 symptoms may resemble those of the common cold, influenza, or hay fever.

Less common COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • aching throat
  • migraines and nasal congestion (runny or blocked nose)
  • red eye or pink eye
  • common aches and pains
  • nausea or vomiting
  • skin rash
  • stomach discomfort and/or diarrhea
  • shivering, rigors, or dizziness

Among the symptoms of severe COVID19 are:

  • respiratory troubles
  • You may encounter wheezing or stridor.
  • loss of hunger
  • raging fever
  • discomfort or pressure in the chest
  • state of bewilderment

It is possible that you do not exhibit all of the symptoms or that your symptoms are minimal. Completely immunized individuals are not immune to infection. However, your symptoms could be minimal. Symptoms can take up to 14 days to manifest following infection. During this time, you can transmit COVID-19.

If you experience even minor COVID-19 symptoms, you should:

  • Isolate yourself until 48 hours after most or all of your symptoms have subsided.
  • Wear a face mask if you must interact with other individuals.
  • Generally, over-the-counter drugs can help ease symptoms; however, if your symptoms are severe, you should seek immediate medical attention.

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