These first “ mild ” symptoms of Covid-19 that should not be ignored
As the coronavirus continues to evolve, everyone is on alert regarding their symptoms of Covid-19. Scientists have revealed four lesser-known ones, which are not to be overlooked.
Infection with the novel coronavirus can manifest itself in different ways. While high temperature, continuous coughing, and loss of smell and taste are recognized as the main symptoms, others should be watched for as well.
Thus, British, Irish and American scientists have listed four common symptoms that can mean that the person has Covid-19, without even knowing it, reports the British newspaper Express.
Stomach pain: One in five people with Covid-19 have stomach problems. Symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
“Seeing these symptoms does not necessarily mean that the patient has Covid-19,” says Mitch Wilson, radiologist and professor of medicine at the University of Alberta. He calls, however, not to ignore these demonstrations.
In addition, diarrhea is one of the first symptoms of a coronavirus infection.
Eye infections: Another fairly rare symptom is conjunctivitis, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. It develops in nearly 3% of patients with Covid-19.
“The virus can be spread by contact with liquid from the eyes of an infected person or objects with which the liquid has been in contact,” say American doctors.
“Brain fog”: The third symptom of the coronavirus is mental confusion. Scientists at Imperial College in London say “brain fog” can persist for several months after recovery.
They point out that it is a loss of the ability to remember trivial facts or to have a conversation.
Fatigue: Another symptom that is not “obvious”, but which could be the first sign of a coronavirus infection, is fatigue. Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have found that about one in two patients suffer from severe fatigue and that it can last for up to ten weeks.