Do I have Covid? How to identify the Symptoms

The Coronavirus family of viruses can cause a number of illnesses, including the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS). China has been associated with an outbreak of illness caused by a brand new coronavirus.

A virus causing severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2) is now known as SARS Coronavirus 2. Symptoms of the disease include Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic.

The United States public health agencies, under the leadership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are monitoring and sharing updates on the pandemic. There have also been several recommendations from these groups regarding treatment and prevention.

What Are The Symptoms of Covid-19?

A person infected with the virus may not display any symptoms. It is common for the virus to cause fevers, body aches, dry coughs, fatigue, chills, headaches, sore throats, and loss of appetite when it does cause symptoms. Symptoms such as high fever, severe cough, and shortness of breath can occur when COVID-19 is contracted, which indicates pneumonia in some people.

The COVID-19 virus can affect some people’s brain functions. Patients with COVID-19 may experience headaches, weakness, weakness in their fingers and feet, and numbness and tingling in their hands and feet, as well as dizziness, confusion, delirium, hallucinations, and seizures.

In addition to neurological symptoms, COVID-19 patients may also experience gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain or discomfort. The virus that causes COVID-19 has also been found in the stool, so it is particularly important to wash your hands after visiting the bathroom and to disinfect bathroom fixtures regularly.

If I have Covid, what should I do?

The diagnostic result should be followed by ten days of self-isolation at the home beginning from the moment symptoms began. Symptoms usually are mild and can be managed by taking pain relievers (such as paracetamol), resting, and drinking plenty of fluids. 

But, if you feel that your symptoms are getting worse and you are facing difficulty in breathing day by day then it is better to get medical help and visit a hospital as early as possible. Patients need to be hospitalized only in severe cases of coronavirus. It is because their lungs are badly affected and their symptoms cannot be managed at home.

There are different stages of covid-19. At early stages, most people can easily take care of themself and recover from it by staying at home and isolating themselves. There are plenty of guides available from the CDC that can help you to manage the symptoms and get better in just a few days.

Why do some people get very sick from COVID-19 while others do not?

Coronavirus strikes people differently, which is one of the most perplexing aspects. How is it that some people – even those who are otherwise healthy and relatively young – do well without experiencing any symptoms? Perhaps interferons are involved.

Research finds that about 14% of people who develop severe COVID-19 do not respond adequately to interferons. Many people suffer from this since their own antibodies mistakenly attack and neutralize the interferons they produce. Genetic mutations may cause a person’s body to not produce enough interferon.

A vital component of innate immunity, interferons are responsible for the body’s rapid, nonspecific immune response to invaders within minutes of infection. The adaptive immune system is activated when interferons activate a specific, long-term antibody response or warn nearby cells to guard themselves against invasion. Some young people get sicker than others their age when they don’t have underlying problems because of the inadequate interferon response.

The treatment of other diseases with interferon is possible. The Chinese are providing healthcare workers with interferon inhalers as a preventive measure against infection. However, the use of interferon therapy for COVID-19 would require a comprehensive understanding of the dose, timing, type, and type of interferon prior to its safe use in the U.S.

It is important to note that the immune system can also be a factor in determining the severity of COVID-19 illness. When the virus has been controlled, the immune system can go into overdrive if it doesn’t turn off. It results in a widespread and intense inflammatory response damaging many tissues in the body. As a result, a cytokine storm occurs.

Is it possible for COVID-19 symptoms to worsen rapidly after several days of illness?

As a result of COVID-19, many patients suffer from fevers, dry coughs, fatigue, loss of appetite, loss of smell, and body aches. Symptoms of COVID-19 may be more severe for some people, including high fever, severe coughing, and shortness of breath, all symptoms associated with pneumonia.

Symptoms may be mild for about a week, then progressively become worse. If your symptoms rapidly worsen in a short amount of time, tell your doctor. Call your doctor or the nearest hospital right away if you or a loved one is having trouble breathing, experiencing persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to awaken the person, or showing bluish lips, face, or tongue.

Can I get COVID-19 from the coronavirus vaccine?

It is not possible and will not be possible for you to get COVID-19 from the FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines. Since the new coronavirus vaccines stimulate your immune system, they can cause side effects, but that does not mean you have the disease or have been infected. You may experience mild to moderate fever, pain at the injection site, and muscle aches after receiving the vaccine and as your immune system learns to recognize and fight the Coronavirus. 

What Should You Do To Prevent Catching and Spreading Covid 19?

Follow the precautions given below to prevent the coronavirus from spreading:

  • Wash your hands after regular intervals and make sure to keep a sanitizer gel with you.
  • Make sure to use disposable tissues while coughing and sneezing.
  • Wear a facemask indoors and in public gatherings.
  • Avoid handshakes and hugs. Maintain social distancing.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

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