Infected with the coronavirus? These are the symptoms!

Source: RKI (Stand: 23.09.2020)

More often than expected: nausea and diarrhea

Digestive problems have also been linked to the coronavirus. Especially in children, nausea and diarrhea, when combined with a fever, can be an indication of a coronavirus infection.

Fatigue: confusion and discomfort

Difficulty waking up, concentrating, feeling confused, and general discomfort can also all indicate that you have COVID-19 – especially in children. However, if ONLY these symptoms are found, they are more likely to be due to other causes. If, on the other hand, they occur in combination with symptoms such as breathing difficulties, cough or fever, you should get help as soon as possible.

Typical flu symptoms: chills and body aches

The WHO assumes that up to eleven to 14 percent of people with COVID-19 (worldwide) suffer from chills and muscle pain. But here, too, one should not jump to conclusions: Both are common symptoms of flu.

Headache and dizziness: flu, cold or COVID-19?

Headaches and dizziness can also be signs or side effects of a corona infection. Some of the proven infected are said to have complained of headaches, some also of dizziness. Here, too, it is important to compare whether the symptoms are due to a flu or a cold.

Pollen allergy or corona? Runny nose and sore throat

A runny nose speaks more for a cold or a pollen allergy than for the coronavirus, but it can also be a side effect of COVID-19. Sore throats are also more typical of the “normal” flu or a cold.

Typical for viral diseases: conjunctivitis and reddened eyes

As with almost all viral diseases, the eyes can be involved in an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In parallel to the more typical symptoms such as fever, body aches or fatigue, those affected develop conjunctivitis. Similar to the one that can also occur in the context of influenza.

Skin irritation, rash, or swelling on your feet

Various types of skin irritation have also been detected several times in COVID-19 patients. In children aged 13 and over and young adults up to 30 years of age, COVID toes have increased in spite of a very mild to symptom-free course. Painful swelling of the toes that will heal on its own after a few weeks.

Middle-aged patients suffered from itchy, blood-filled blisters on their torso and limbs, especially in the early stages of COVID-19.

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