The new coronavirus infection, which appeared in 2020, continues to spread, hitting health hard and killing people. The daily number of people infected with COVID 19 in Russia ranges from 20 to 30 thousand people.
Symptoms of the coronavirus in 2021
According to doctors, the outcome of the disease in 90% of cases will be favorable, provided that treatment is started in a timely manner. That is why it is very important not to miss the first symptoms, to identify the disease in time and start treatment.
Dry cough and fever are no longer the main signs of infection with COVID 19. A new strain of coronavirus that appeared in 2021, according to scientists, is more aggressive, but it has additional symptoms that can be used to detect the disease at an early stage.
The first symptoms of coronavirus
You can suspect coronavirus by the following suddenly onset symptoms:
- Subfebrile temperature (37-37.5)
- Muscle and body aches
- Severe weakness
- Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
- Sneezing and nasal congestion
With the appearance of these symptoms, the body’s struggle with the virus that has got into it begins. After a couple of days, some of the symptoms begin to appear more pronounced.
The development of coronavirus by day
About on the third day of illness body aches are reduced, the headache subsides – this indicates that the intoxication caused by the ingress of the virus is passing.
But after that, the virus enters the lungs and at this time a dry cough intensifies, and the temperature may rise. In addition, shortness of breath and shortness of breath may occur. An indicative symptom of COVID 19 at this stage of the disease is loss of smell and dullness of tastes.
In addition, the following symptoms may be disturbing:
- depressed state
- sleep disturbances
The turning point is considered 5-7th day of illness… Many people note improvements and from that moment they get better. If, after a week from the onset of the first symptoms, deterioration in the state of health is noticed (the high temperature does not go astray, breathing is difficult), this is a reason to call the doctor again and adjust the treatment at home or, if necessary, go to the hospital. During this period, it is important to monitor the saturation (oxygen level in the blood), it should not be lower than 95%.
Also at this time, concomitant diseases can join: sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, tracheitis, asthma, etc. Depends on the so-called “vulnerable spot” of a person: that is, if you often have a sore throat, the coronavirus will most likely give a complication in this form, if you suffer from asthma – it can be aggravated by it.
On the 10th-14th day with a favorable course of the disease, patients recover. Of the symptoms, cough and low-grade fever persist, but overall the condition improves.
Symptoms of moderate to severe coronavirus
It is impossible not to notice the complications on your own, the main thing is not to delay seeking medical help. If you observe at least 3 of the following symptoms, you need to go to an ambulance. Doctors will determine exactly if there are complications and if hospitalization is required.
Symptoms of COVID-19 in severe to moderate severity of the disease are as follows:
- Blood oxygen saturation less than 95%
- Body temperature above 38.3 for more than 5 days
- Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
- Feeling of tightness in the chest
- Confusion of consciousness
- Loss of appetite
Given the severity of the disease, the healing process can take place in different ways. Important! Do not self-medicate, call a doctor when the first symptoms appear and follow his recommendations – then the coronavirus will pass in a mild form and without complications.
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