Well, almost 10 months into the pandemic, and we are still clueless about the nature of this mysterious virus and the arrival of a proper vaccine still has a long way to go. Along all this time, we have observed various kinds of symptoms that people are complaining about.
As the SARS-COV-2 was earlier considered just as a pulmonary virus, but it’s now pretty clear that it doesn’t behave only as a typical respiratory virus but now attacks several other body parts as well causing various other illnesses. Therefore, watching out for every single symptom is very crucial at this stage. Breathing problems, cough, cold, and fever are not the only symptoms the virus might show, and even being asymptomatic can be a cause of worry. The second wave of the disease has brought up some unusual and strange symptoms apart from the typical ones as listed below.
The signs and symptoms are essential to be spotted early itself as they are expected to be shown after 2-14 days after exposure and must not be taken lightly in any case.
Problem in vision
As the virus settles itself in the upper respiratory tracts and mucous, people have started complaining about swollen, red eyes also. There might be inflammation enlarging blood vessels around the region leading to discharge or excessive watering of the eyes. However, this symptom might be minor and go unnoticed as it can be caused even to the ones with high infection risk.
It can even cause delirium and confusion!
COVID-19 can not only affect physically but also cause psychological distress and distort nerve functioning affecting your mental health as well. These symptoms are however observed post-infection only. Fatigue and headache can be accompanied by delirium and confusion leading to anxiety and agitation in almost 60% of the patients.
Although dry coughing is considered as a dominant symptom of coronavirus, ‘continuous cough’ is a new symptom observed by medical officials which can be an early sign. This cough can last for over an hour or more than 4 violent episodes may occur within 24 hours.
Hot flashes i.e. the temperature of the skin on the chest or back unsuitably high to touch was also seen among some patients.
Changes in your skin
As it is known that rashes and skin inflammation are common signs of the infection, some minor changes occurring to your skin can also lead to a diagnosis. Young generations are more likely to be experiencing these symptoms as such without having any other typical symptoms. Atypical symptoms like itchiness, chilblains and lesions can also be observed in a few of the cases.
So what should be done?
Just don’t be careless with your health, don’t ignore any of the symptoms, and if anything unusual or strange strikes you, consult a health specialist without any delay. Also, look out for any other prominent symptoms like muscle ache, fever, breathing shortness and loss of sense of taste or smell. Have a COVID test done immediately, stay at home, have proper sanitization, consume immunity boosters including Vitamin C, disinfect your surroundings and avoid self-medication.