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Omicron Preferred upper respiratory tract
As noted by doctors, the symptoms we see after infection with an omicron are slightly different from when infected with earlier variants of the coronavirus.
‘The main thing is that earlier variants like alpha and delta that prevailed until December 2021 seemed to attack the lungs more,’ Dr. Robert Goldzer, chief medical officer at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Florida, said in an interview with WSVN 7. News (Miami, USA).
In contrast, patients who go to hospitals recently have milder symptoms COVID-19 of those who had been ill in previous years. However, it is still a serious infection and should not be taken lightly. What symptoms do patients complain about most often?
People with omicron often no longer lose their sense of smell and taste, which previously seemed to be a major symptom of COVID-19. They have flu or cold-like symptoms. So it is easy to confuse these diseases now. So it is important to pay attention to some of the main symptoms.
COVID-19 has been associated with high fever, persistent cough, and Shortness of breath But omicron is not that. Now, the sign of a COVID-19 infection may be a severe headache (less common with colds or fluAlso reported muscle pain, especially lower back, runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation (inflammation or itching of the throat), fatigue And night sweats. problems with Digestive.
Symptoms of Omicron in vaccinated persons
COVID-19 vaccines protect us from severe illness and death, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get infected. However, so-called superinfections are milder. There appear to be two omicron symptoms that are currently mainly reported by the vaccinated person. In addition to a high temperature, sore throat and headache, sufferers complain of vomiting and other digestive problems, as well as a loss of appetite. However, these are not entirely new symptoms of coronavirus infection, they have been reported since the beginning of the epidemic.
Remember that many symptoms of COVID-19 vary depending on whether or not a person has received the vaccine. Vaccinated people who have had the original Delta virus or the original coronavirus tend to have headaches or sinus pain. In contrast, unvaccinated COVID-19 patients experience shortness of breath and a cough, as well as flu-like symptoms.
People with omicron may report symptoms such as nausea more often, because loss of smell is less common with this newer alternative. So they care more about mild symptoms like nausea and dizziness because they don’t focus on the sudden loss of smell.
— told The New York Times Andrew Pekosz, professor of molecular microbiology immune Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
However, it is not recommended to make the diagnosis yourself. If we have concerns that he has COVID-19, we should do a molecular test using nucleic acid amplification (NAAT), which will dispel suspicion. Rapid tests (also known as pharmacy tests) are not enough to confirm whether we are infected or not, they are just evidence.
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