Since the virus began to make its way to the UK, public health officials have warned that new persistent coughs and fevers are telltale signs of the disease.
As more and more people were hit by Covid-19, a more complete list of symptoms appeared.
One of the most curious is a buzzing feeling going through the body.
Although it is not listed as an official symptom to watch out for, many people have posted a “sparkling” sensation online.
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Tarana Burke, recognized as the founder of the #MeToo movement, said her partner had the illness and the feeling that her skin felt like it was burning.
Twitter user @Miafia described having “an electrical sensation on my skin.”
Dr. Daniel Griffin, head of infectious diseases at ProHealth Care Associates in the United States, suggested that the feeling could be part of an autoimmune response to a patient’s nervous system.
“Obviously it has been identified, but we don’t yet know how widespread it is,” he told the New York Post.
Dr. Vipul Shah, clinical director of the Pack Health telehealth service, suggested it might just be people with fever for the first time.
Another mild symptom of coronavirus that is reported with increased regularity is the need to go to the bathroom more often.
Dr. Diana Gall explained to L’Express: “Digestion problems and changes in bowel habits – especially loose stools and more frequent trips to the toilet – are sometimes the first signs that you come up with something, not only with this coronavirus.
“However, diarrhea has been reported as an early symptom in patients who have subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. “
A new study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, analyzed data from 204 patients with Covid-19 in China’s Hubei province and found that almost 50% had diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain.
Isla Haslam, 29, of Balham, in southwest London, suffered from stomach problems while suffering from coronavirus.
She realized that what she initially thought was the consequences of a hearty lentil dinner was actually a coronavirus when she started to have a fever.
The third and somewhat less common symptom of coronavirus is testicular pain.
Harvard Medical School researchers have filed a case report on a 42-year-old man who tested positive for the virus after going to hospital with “stabbing pain” in his testicles.
While the doctors found nothing wrong with his testicles, the CT scan showed damage to the lungs.
Two days later, the man was diagnosed with Covid-19.
Unfortunately, because the man had atypical symptoms, several other patients and doctors may have been unconsciously exposed to the virus.
Although it is not clear whether his testicular pain was related to the virus, other viruses are known to affect the testes.
Those with symptoms of coronavirus, such as a cough or fever, should self-isolate for seven days.
You should stay home if you or someone in your household has a high temperature or a new, continuous cough – even if it is mild.
- Everyone in your household should stay home for 14 days and stay away from others as it can take 14 days for them to appear.
- DO NOT go to your GP or the hospital.
- Visit NHS.UK to check your symptoms and follow the advice of a specialist.
- Call only 111 if you cannot log in, you may not be able to cope at home, or if your symptoms do not improve after seven days.
- If you are pregnant, you should call 111 if you have concerns about yourself or your unborn baby during self-isolation.
- Pregnant women are advised to contact their midwife, after-hours helpline or a maternity team who will provide information on the need to go to the hospital.
Speaking to MailOnline, Dr. Viney, surgeon in Birmingham, said, “There are certain viruses that can affect the testes, such as mumps.
“Only time will tell if COVID-19 also affects the testes, but it is not a symptom that many patients I have complained about have complained about.
“For most of them, their testicles are the least of their worries.”
In addition to these three symptoms, there are a number of other warning signs that you have coronavirus.
Loss of sense and odor, physical and mental fatigue, lack of appetite and painful eyes are all reported symptoms of Covid-19.
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