The novel coronavirus is a relatively new disease and therefore scientists continue to find new things related to COVID-19 and its symptoms. Fever, cough, and shortness of breath were among the most common symptoms found in the vast majority of coronavirus cases. But there are some additional symptoms of the virus. While some of them are very much like cold or flu, others are more unusual.
According to Dr Parul Singhal Consultant Microbiologist, Noida Medicare Centre (NMC) – COVID-19 now has a range of other new typical symptoms that can signal when to act. These are: –
- Loss of Smell & Taste
- Muscle Pain
- Sore Throat or Throat Congestion
- Diarrhea & Vomiting
Dr Parul Singhal suggested that rushing to a hospital with mild symptoms should be avoided.
“Such persons are advised home isolation. They should shun contact with the other members of the family or persons sharing the same accommodation.So, when someone feels unwell and measures rise temperature, that person should make a call on a helpline number — +91-11-23978046 or 1075 and follow the instructions,” she added.
However, it must be noted that advice does not apply in all cases. For example, if you are over age 60, you will have a weaker immune or if you are pregnant. According to experts, anyone with concerns about COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider.
According to Dr Singhal precautions and rules are the same and those having such symptoms should keep these things in mind.
- Don’t touch your nose and mouth.
- Always wear a mask & maintain social distancing.
- You must clean your hands with soap or sanitize them with an alcohol-based cleanser.
- Don’t blow your nose in the open. Cough or sneeze into disposable tissues, which must then be carefully disposed of in a sealed poly-bag.