Gastrointestinal problems, nausea, loose stools, dry mouth were rare during the first Covid phase
As cases of Covid-19 continue to spread like wildfire in India, health experts have said that the second wave of the deadly virus is proving lethal for young people showing completely different symptoms such as dry mouth, gastrointestinal problems, nausea, loose stools, red eyes and headache.
Additionally, the coronavirus double mutant that cannot be detected by the Covid-19 RTPCR test exhibits symptoms such as sore throat and fatigue. At the same time, most of the symptoms of the disease remain the same in the second wave. including fever, chills, body aches, loss of smell and taste, and loss of breath or respiratory complications.
Other symptoms that weren’t very common among Covid-19 patients in India last year are being reported more frequently. These symptoms are pink eyes, slow movements, and hearing problems. For example, studies have pointed out that if you have an itchy, prickly throat or if you feel some swelling, it can be indicators of a sore throat, which is one of the most common symptoms of Covid-19 infection. “This symptom has been found in over 52% of cases globally. It’s best to start taking precautions, ”said Dr. GS Grewal of SAS Grewal Multi-Super Specialty Hospital in Ludhiana.
UK experts have pointed out that many patients with Covid-19 report weakness as one of the first signs of infection.
Many people reported signs of fatigue and weakness before testing positive for the virus, while doctors said that many people who tested positive for Covid-19 suffered from severe muscle, joint and muscle pain.
The main reason for muscle and muscle pain is myalgia, which is the result of the coronavirus attacking important muscle fibers and tissue linings of the body. In some cases, patients report extreme chills and unusual colds which could be a sign of virus infection. Fever and chills are common symptoms in the case of the mutant virus.
Additionally, nausea and vomiting are now being considered as signs of Covid-19 infection in its early stages, while many people have reported experiencing neurological symptoms of Covid-19 infection such as dizziness, fatigue, malaise and nausea.
One of King’s College London’s genetic epidemiology faculties, Professor Tim Spector, took his Twitter account and said: “One in five people with Covid still have less common symptoms that aren’t on the official PHE list, such as rashes. See an increasing number of Covid tongues and strange mouth ulcers. If you have a strange symptom or even just a headache and fatigue, stay home! “
Dr. Gauri Agarwal, founder and director, Genestrings Diagnostic Center spoke about the factors that could have led to the increase in the number of cases and said: “The main reason for the increase in cases is a rampant violation of Covid protocols. Alsp, younger. they go out with respect to the elderly “.
Additionally, a deeper understanding of mutant strains and their virulence is needed by conducting genome sequencing of multiple samples, he added.
Experts are confident that without social distancing measures, the virus would spread rapidly and infect a high percentage of the population.