In the light of new discoveries about Coronavirus, 4 new symptoms have been added to the list of all symptoms for COVID-19.
It has also been discovered that most people infected with COVID-19 are most contagious not after they show symptoms, but one or two days before they start showing symptoms. So it means that the infection is being spread most dangerously by people without symptoms, showing again why it’s extremely important to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
These are the new symptoms
The four new symptoms added are:
- Runny nose
The potential signs for Coronavirus keep growing and now we have a total of 11 symptoms you should watch out for.
The previously stated symptoms are fever, cough, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste and/or smell.
Then there are COVID toes
Other symptoms like COVID toes also exist, but it’s not something that is recognized worldwide. In COVID toes, the patient would have blue-purple marks growing on their feet and toes.
As doctors from all over the world learn more about it, they have also begun to improve the care received by the terminally ill patients of Coronavirus.
Some basic info that Doctors keep repeating to people
It is worth reminding that while symptoms could appear 2-14 days after getting exposed to it. The most common period for symptoms to appear is 4-5 days after exposure.
There is no way to know what kind of symptoms a person could show. People show a diverse range of symptoms and for some people, these symptoms last for months.
Remember, that older people along with people of any age with underlying health issues such as heart disease or lung disease or diabetes are at a lethal risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19.
Even pregnant women are at a higher risk to get dangerously sick from COVID-19.
What is our most realistic hope for a cure?
While there have been rumours that Russia has developed a vaccine which has passed human trials, but this news is yet to be confirmed. As of now, 150 different medications and 50 antiviral drugs are being tested to see if they would work.
But doctors say that even a Coronavirus vaccine may not be the ultimate cure – because it’s possible that the vaccines would not work on everyone. It is already seen that people recovering from Coronavirus can fall sick again, and the antibodies they developed against Coronavirus would work only for a short while.
Doctors aim at developing a medicine that would prevent people from falling gravely sick so that they would not need hospitalization.
And that seems like our most realistic hope.
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