What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
It’s a good idea to check your temperature any time you have symptoms of fever such as chills, body aches, and feeling warm or flushed.
An early symptom of COVID-19 commonly occurs within the first seven days of the illness. Common for all age groups. On average, around eight in ten adults who are ill with COVID-19 will experience fatigue.
Dry cough makes a tickling sensation in your throat. You might try to clear it by coughing but nothing will come out as there isn’t mucus blocking the lungs or airways. This lack of mucus makes it an unproductive cough.it sounds like someone’s hacking up a lung.
Shortness of Breath
Shortness of breath with fever and a dry cough is seen as being highly suggestive of a COVID-19 infection. Feeling breathless with COVID-19 usually means the lungs are infected and COVID-19 can cause pneumonia.
Aches and Pains
Body aches are typically an early symptom of COVID-19. Most common symptoms for people of age from 16 to 65 years. The most common places where one can feel pain are the legs, shoulder, and the dorsal part of the body.
Sore throat due to COVID-19 can vary in severity. It feels like an irritated throat, often with a prickly or burning sensation. Common in all age groups and risky if it is with dry cough and fever.
Watch for symptoms
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Pale skin, blue-colored nails, greyish lips
Remember the more quickly you will act, the better it would be for your speedy recovery
What to do if you have symptoms
Try to stay away from others including your family and get quarantined at home alone in a room. Get a test as soon as possible after your symptoms start (don’t delay). If tested positive separate yourself from others. Contact your healthcare provider right away. Inform each and everyone whom you have met in the last 7days to get tested themselves as COVID-19 is a very contagious disease. Monitor your symptoms if symptoms are severe and concerning to you, like Trouble Breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, etc. seek medical emergency care immediately. Call ahead before visiting your doctor. Many medical visits for routine care are being postponed or done by phone or telemedicine. Wear a well-fitting mask while visiting the doctor. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Throw away used tissues in a lined trash can. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Clean your hands often. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Wash eating utensils after using them. Take steps to improve ventilation at home. Try to improve airflow at home to help to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 to other people in your household. Clear out COVID-19 virus particles in the air by opening windows, using air filters, and turning on fans in your home.