COVID-19, the illness caused by Coronavirus is a global pandemic which has already infected about 2.7 million people as per now. As a viral infection which mainly affect respiratory system, the usual symptoms includes dry cough, fever & shortness of breath or it may present without symptoms at all in few individuals. But besides these, there are many unusual symptoms encountered by the COVID-19 patients.
What are those unusual symptoms ?
These are the some of the unusal symptoms caused by Coronavirus in COVID 19 patients.
Loss of smell/taste (Disgeusia /Anosmia)
As of Italian Gastroenterologist, Most people affected with COVID-19 explains loss of smell and taste; and if present in history suggests COVID-19 infection.
Digestive problems like diarrhea and nausea
A study in The Lancet reported that about 3% of Chinese patient experienced diarrhea and about 5% of people experienced nausea.
Dengue like rashes
A report in American Journal of Dermatology has said that COVID-19 can also present with dengue like rashes in some individual.
Malaise and confusion
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), severe confusion or an inability to wake up or be alert can be warning sign, and people who experience those symptoms, especially with other critical like bluish lips, shortness of breath, or chest pain, should seek help immediately.
According to Dr. Thomas Oxley, a neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, the virus seems to be causing increased clotting in large arteries, leading to severe stroke in a patient under the age of 50.
Chills or muscle aches
Chills and Aches can be symptoms of many illness, including the flu, but COVID-19 patient have reported them too. As per WHO report, About 11% of people studied reported chills, and 14% reported muscle aches but still it is not clear that how prevalent these symptoms are.
Headaches and dizziness
According to the study in The Lancet, about 8% of covid-19 patient reported headaches. According to the Cleveland clinic, dizziness has also been reported in some cases – frequent dizzy spells or very severe or abrupt bouts of dizziness could indicate serious help problem.
As of WHO report, less than 5% of people experience runny nose. So, if you have symptom like runny nose & sneezing, it is much more likely to be due to allergies or cold and COVID -19 in rare cases.
Acute Kidney injuries
Kidney related problem have been also reported in few cases. As per the autopsy data, 9 out of 26 patient in Wuhan showed clinical signs of kidney injury as published in Medscape.
COVID-19 is a recent topic in which extensive study is going on to find out it’s all the sign & symptoms; so the above listed unusual symptoms is correct as per recent data but may change in coming time due to extensive new study.so, keep yourself updated time to time.Consult for Viral and Infectious Disease Consultation