COVID-19: All The Reported Symptoms Of COVID-19

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on December 15, 2020

Update: Doctors at a leading private facility in Delhi have found multiple cases in recovering coronavirus patients, who were diagnosed with a deadly fungal infection “triggered by COVID-19”, due to which nearly half of them lost their eyesight, hospital authorities claimed on 14 Monday, December 2020.

Since its advent in December 2019, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused 1,332,328 deaths, affecting over 55,349,529 people. Covid-19 can affect anyone, causing symptoms ranging from mild to very severe, where some people may be more likely to have severe illness than others because they have characteristics or medical conditions that increase their risk.

Several symptoms have been associated with this respiratory illness, with cough, fever, and shortness of breath being the most common signs. This article covers all the symptoms that have been associated with the coronavirus infection reported by patients, new ones added by CDC and the certain symptoms that can strike any time. Take a look.

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1) New COVID-19 Symptoms Added By CDC

As the pandemic continues to loom over our lives, scientists and health experts are exploring the short- and long-term health effects associated with the respiratory infection [1]. Many organs besides the lungs are affected by the virus and the 17 new symptoms added by CDC.

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty with thinking and concentrating also called brain fog
  • Depression
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Intermittent fever
  • Fast-beating heart also called heart palpitations

The following are long-term complications that are severe in nature. However, these have been reported in fewer numbers in comparison to the short-term symptoms [2].

  • Cardiovascular complications such as inflammation of the heart (muscle)
  • Lung function abnormalities
  • Acute kidney failure
  • Dermatologic complications such as rashes and hair loss
  • Neurological problems such as smell and taste problems, sleep issues, difficulty with concentration loss [3]
  • Psychiatric complications such as depression, anxiety, and rapid changes in the mood [4]
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2) The COVID-19 Long Hauler Symptoms

These are the types of symptoms that are long-lasting and are still in need of further studies to understand the extent of their risk and the complications that can arise in one’s body as the result.

  • Diarrhoea
  • Heart palpitations
  • Joint pain
  • Cough
  • Persistent chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Memory problems
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeping problems
  • Severe headache
  • Inability to be active or exercise
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Difficulty breathing (high-risk symptom)
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Fatigue (the most common long-lasting symptom reported) [5][6]

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4) Sudden COVID-19 Symptoms That Can Strike Anytime

The unpredictability of Covid-19 symptoms adds to the anxiety and fear that looms concerning the illness that has shut down the world. Although every case is different, there are some sudden symptoms to be aware of, so you may keep an eye out for yourself and the ones around you [8][9].

  • Hearing loss [10]
  • Cardiac event
  • Stroke
  • Blood clots
  • Fever [11]
  • New and sudden loss of smell
  • Loss of taste

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5) Uncommon COVID-19 Symptoms

With more studies being carried out on better understanding the SARS-CoV-2, new findings are also reported. On analysing the symptoms reported around the globe, the following symptoms have been defined as being rare and long-lasting [12].

  • Lung scarring
  • Kidney failure
  • Physical debilitation [13]
  • Hypertension
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Venous insufficiency in the legs (permanent damage to leg veins) [14]
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that causes nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, and depression due to the trauma caused by the disease [15]
  • Limb numbness
  • Requires oxygen support
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6) Other COVID-19 Symptoms Reported

Surveys and studies have gathered a list of symptoms of Covid-19, reported across the globe and they are as follows:

  • Syncope (fainting due to a temporary drop in blood flow to the brain) [16]
  • Bilateral Neck Throbbing Around Lymph Nodes
  • Elevated thyroid
  • Anaemia
  • Herpes, EBV, or Trigeminal neuralgia symptoms such as fatigue, inflamed throat, fever, and facial pain [17]
  • GERD with excessive salivation
  • Drastic personality change
  • Thrush (small white lesions inside your mouth caused by an imbalance of bacterial growth)
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Kidney issues or protein in the urine
  • Dry scalp (dandruff)
  • Low blood pressure
  • Eye stye (infection)
  • Foot and hand pain
  • Goitre
  • Dry and cracked lips
  • Cold burning feeling in the lungs
  • Low blood oxygen (turns your lips blue)
  • Arrhythmia (problem with heart rhythm)
  • Jaw pain
  • Painful scalp
  • Burning/fizzing sensation
  • Bulging veins
  • Costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone) [17]
  • Brain pressure
  • A feeling of burning skin
  • Phantom smells (phantosmia or olfactory hallucination) [18]
  • Chills without fever
  • Covid toes
  • Heat intolerance and feeling too hot
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Tinnitus or humming in ears
  • Constant thirst
  • Floaters (flashes of light in vision)
  • Upper/lower/rib cage pain
  • Tremors
  • Calf cramps
  • Dry eyes
  • Clogged ears
  • Acid reflux/heartburn
  • Hair loss
  • Tachycardia (occurs when your heart beats over 100 beats per minute)
  • Changing symptoms
  • Night sweats

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On A Final Note…

While most individuals with Covid-19 recover and return to normal health, some patients can have symptoms that can last for weeks or even months after recovery. Studies are being conducted to understand the symptoms of this respiratory illness.

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