As per the data from Worldometer, the Coronavirus cases across the globe are rising over 9 million. Nations are struggling to control the spread of novel coronavirus as most of the people affected are asymptomatic. Nearly 40% to 45% of affected people are asymptomatic. The asymptomatic cases can be found only by effective screening and testing, this becomes the major barrier to control the spread of viruses. Now the experts found an additional 35 symptoms of the COVID – 19, which is expected to help a lot in controlling this COVID pandemic.
States have started lifting the lockdowns and re-open the public places. Experts say that the cases will be rising, and they estimate that it will be next year to find a cure or vaccine. As COVID – 19 is a respiratory disease, medical experts expected the symptoms will be related to breathing and lungs. But there are always mysteries about the virus since its first outbreak in Wuhan, China. Stacker has compiled a list of 35 new symptoms based on researches from the spread across the world. All the symptoms are reviewed and verified two times from the confirmed information gathered primarily from China, France, South Korea, and Italy. Let see what the new truth unfolds.
- Fever above 100.4 Fahrenheit
The body heat temperature is regarded as the major indicator of the novel coronavirus. Nearly 90% of the COVID affected patients have a fever with a body temperature above 100.4 Fahrenheit. Though the children who affected rarely develop fever, it is regarded as the fundamental indicator of all age groups. This is why the government uses a thermal scanner in the screening process.
- Dry cough
Studies from China found that nearly 60 % of the people with coronavirus had coughing problems in the early stages. Fever with a dry or wet cough is considered to be an important symptom of the COVID – 19. As in the fever, children are less likely to have coughing.
- Difficulty in breathing
As COVID – 19 spreads through respiration, nearly 46% of the people affected experience shortness or difficulty of breathing. It is mostly seen in aged patients. Chinese doctors classify the breathing difficulty as the critical stage.
Experts say the corona patient will be feeling tired and low energy at the early stage of the COVID – 19 infections. By the study conducted on the 1099 patients in mainland china, nearly 36% felt tired and sore. This is regarded as the symptom of both severe and non-severe cases.
- Loss of smell
Loss of smell, which is known as anosmia in the medical terms, is found in many COVID -19 patients. The occurrence of anosmia is common among respiratory diseases. In the case of coronavirus, it is temporary, and people with the anosmia get their sense of smell after 6 to 7 days. And this symptom is commonly found in women. These are based on the study of 3,191 corona patients.
- Loss of taste
As in the case of normal cold, the affected people lose the sense of taste. First, the doctors didn’t consider the loss of taste and smell as the symptoms of the COVID- 19. But based on the study from the European research center, likely 89% of the patients have affected with loss of smell and taste.
- Mucus and phlegm
As we all know, the virus spreads through the spiting, coughing of the mucus and phlegm. They are regarded as the major symptoms of COVID – 19. 29% of COVID patients produce mucus and phlegm.
- Sore and painful throat
It is a common symptom of all the diseases which cause severe coughing. And they also are caused due to allergies. But they are also regarded as the indicators of COVID -19 as 11% of patients have this problem.
- Runny nose
Runny nose aka Rhinorrhea is also the symptom of the common cold and many other diseases. This can also be caused due to climate change. But it is regarded as the minor symptom of coronavirus as the study from china shows 8% of the patients have a runny nose.
- Stuffy nose
In medical terms, it is called Nasal Congestion. Like the runny nose, it is also found rare in the corona patients. It affects nearly 5 % of the affected peoples. It is important to note that the runny nose and Stuffy nose are not associated with the loss of smell.
- Lungs infection
COVID – 19 leads to inflammation in the lungs tissue and results in fever, difficulty in breathing, coughing, and pneumonia. At the outbreak of COVID -19 in China, they named it the “unknown pneumonia”. Thus lung infections are major symptoms of the COVID – 19.
- Muscle and joint pain
The muscle pain and joint pains are experienced by most of the people affected by the COVID – 19. A study from the hospital in china shows nearly 21% of the people among the 452 were experienced joint pain and tiredness.
- Nausea and vomiting
This is not common among all the people in the world. But 4% of the people with disease experience Nausea and vomiting. COVID -19 may develop gastrointestinal symptoms. Nausea and vomiting surprise the doctor as the corona is a respiratory disease.
- Loose and Watery Bowel movements
It is not found in all the affected patients, only some peoples affected by coronavirus experience diarrhea for 4 to 5 days. Only 5% of the people with mild COVID – 19 have affected by loose and watery Bowel movements.
- Abdominal and Stomach pain
Abdominal pain or stomach pain is rare to found it is found only 5%, whereas another study underrates it as 2%. This is because patients with gastrointestinal problems house the virus for a long period.
- Loss of appetite
Well, this symptom is most common in the old aged people and the patients who are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for a long time. The loss of appetite is called anorexia in medical terms. It is a post symptom of COVID -19.
- Pressure in chest
This rare in COVID history, only 2 out of the 99 patients in china experienced chest pain. The chest pain is seen in the patients in critical condition and affected with severe pneumonia. Or any other heart or lungs related diseases before.
- Heart Complications and Injury
A Wuhan hospital record shows that about 20% of the people who are admitted to the hospital developed heart injury. Most of the people who developed heart injury have died in the hospital. COVID – 19 heart injuries causes cardiac dysfunction and heart rate.
- Blood clots
A record from the northern side of France shows that among 107 patients admitted 22 of them had blood clots in their lungs. The blood clots are called pulmonary embolism. The study of ICU says blood clots are common in the lungs of the pneumonia patient.
- Lack of oxygen in the tissues
These are found only in a few patients, doctors found this problem only in the patients who critically ill. The lack of oxygen is mainly caused due to the malfunctions of the lungs. The patients are kept in the ventilators to breathe. This condition is known as Hypoxemia.
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
The COVID – 19 patients who are affected by the ARDS die more than the survival. It is a type of respiratory distress problem which arises after 8 days of respiratory affection. In Wuhan, nearly 20% of them developed this syndrome. It is considered a critical case.
- Disturbance in blood supply to the brain
It is also another critical symptom that arises in the late period of COVID – 19 infections. Ischemic stroke is the condition where the blood clot stops the oxygen to the brain. The study says about 1% in New York, and 4 of 214 patients in China had this problem.
- Confusion and delirium
COVID -19 also shows neurological problems. Out of 40 peoples with COVID – 19 26 people experienced confusion. Their moods are changed erratically. Inattentions, mood switches are seen common among them. Another study from England says only 9% of the people experienced this confusion.
Some of the studies consider headaches as a minor symptom. Their data shows that 8% of people feel a headache. But COVID – 19 is not only the reason for it. You cannot diagnose COVID -19 with it.
- Pink eye and other eye problems
Among the 38 COVID – 19 patients in the hospital in China, 12 had a pink eye problem. And other problems may arise in the eyes of a corona patient due to the inflammation in the blood vessels of their eyes.
In China, 31% of the patients admitted due to shock had a coronavirus. As the novel coronavirus leads to blood clots and affects the supply of oxygen to tissues, this causes shock. About 6% of the people affected by COVID -19 also get shocked or related problems.
- Acute kidney injury
Acute Kidney failure is considered as the major side effects or complications of the COVID – 19 treatments. Chinese health care data shows that 25% of the people on 113 COVID -19 patients died in hospital were due to Acute Kidney Injury.
It is commonly known as COVID toes, it is a rash that associates with COVID – 19. Based on the data collected by the dermatologists through Whatsapp group among 295 cases, 146 were Chilblains, and they were found mostly in the toes of the median age group of 14. It is a red rash that sores and bumps in the toe area.
- Rashes and skin lesions
The hospitals in Italy found a type of rashes in most of the COVID – 19 patients. But they also report they are not related to the severity of the virus. They are found mostly in the trunks of the body.
- Coughing up blood
Coughs with blood are rare symptoms to see in COVID – 19 patients. The study data varies; one shows that 5% of the people are cough drops of blood and others show 3 % of the people cough.
- Dizziness feeling unbalanced
COVID -19 that led to the central nervous disaster causes dizziness, this is not only caused due to COVID -19. It may also arise due to the medicines used. In China, 16% of the people diagnosed with the COVID – 19 have felt dizziness.
- Feeling cold
Some patients said that they are feeling cold and chill without any reason. This is the symptom of a common cold. But the research says 12% of the peoples admitted for COVID -19 experienced it. But it is not a critical symptom.
- Multisystem inflammatory syndrome
It is a problem similar to Kawasaki disease and causes inflammation thought the body. It is found mostly in teenagers and children. Though the effects of the COVID – 19 are lower in the children than adults, this problem can cause heart injury in the children.
- Gullain- Barre syndrome
This is a very rare symptom that affects the body’s nerves. There are only 12 cases of Gullain-Barre syndrome related to COVID- 19. This symptom arises after 10 days of infection.
- Brain Damage resulting in an altered mental state
Out of 113 died in Wuhan China, 20% had hypoxic encephalopathy. It is damage to the brain that makes someone act like they’re in an altered state. But this condition cannot be seen in other parts of the world.
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