By Healthtrip Team Blog Published on - 17 September - 2022

What are the common symptoms of Coronavirus?


Coronavirus is widely known as Covid-19 which is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It caused the biggest pandemic in the last 100 years that affected the entire world at once. Millions of lives were lost in the early stages its symptoms, precautions, and treatment were unknown. Scientists from around the globe came together to figure out the possible precaution, symptoms, and diagnosis methods to try to prevent the massive impact of Covid-19.

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The best way to prevent transmission is to be well aware of the disease and to use an N95 mask and alcohol-based sanitizer that kills the virus. There are various preventive measures that one can take in order to protect oneself from Covid-19.

Covid precautions include:

  • Wear a mask in public
  • Maintain a safe distance from one another
  • Use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Sanitize goods purchased
  • Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly
  • Get vaccination
  • Cover your mouth in case you wish to cough or sneeze, then wash your hands properly with soap
  • Stay home and keep yourself isolated if you have any symptoms and seek medical assistance

Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus vary from person to person and the severity of the condition as well. Inability to breathe or suffering from chest congestion is one of the most common identifiable symptoms of coronavirus; further, fever, headache, the loss of smell and taste is another common symptom that shows that the person is suffering from Coronavirus.

Also, some of the other warning signs or symptoms of Coronavirus include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Discoloration of fingers and toes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Body ache and pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash
  • Confusion
  • Loss of speech
  • Loss of movement or mobility

Coronavirus symptoms in kids

Generally, children have milder symptoms of Coronavirus as compared to adults. In mild cases, the infected children might not even have any signs of being infected by coronavirus at all. But still one should be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of Coronavirus in order to provide immediate medical help whenever required.

Some of the noticeable warning signs or symptoms of Coronavirus in kids include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle or body ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Running nose
  • Congestion
  • Loss of taste or smell

When to seek medical help?

When a person suffers from a deep breathing issue and is unable to catch his or her breath, in such cases one requires immediate medical attention, and one should rush to the hospital in such conditions. Further, if the person is suffering from extreme diarrhea, confusion, extreme weakness, and bluish lips, in those conditions also the person requires medical help.

How long do covid symptoms last?

Usually, in cases of Coronavirus people take around 2 to 3 weeks to recover and the initial warning signs on symptoms start to appear only after a week. But in cases of severe infection the symptoms may last from 6 to 8 weeks or more as in those conditions there is a lot of pressure and damage to the heart, Kidneys, lungs, and brain.

Signs of covid getting better

People who suffer from Coronavirus usually suffer from high fever and headache along with sore throat and difficulty in breathing. If the symptoms of Coronavirus become mild and the person is able to breathe properly and gains back the sense of taste and smell then it shows that the person has started to recover from Covid-19.

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