6 Omicron Symptoms: How To Know If You’re Infected (Covid-19)

6 Omicron Symptoms How To Know If You're Infected (Covid-19)

According to the World Health Organisation – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It causes mild to moderate respiratory illness and may recover without requiring special treatment in mild conditions. But older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are at a higher risk of getting an infection from Omicron and Covid 19.

Both viruses transmit from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe. Anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and Omicron virus. The Omicron variant is much more transmissible than the other variants.

Here are the 6 Most Common Omicron Symptoms and Covid-19: 

1. Runny nose and difficulty in breathing –

The two major and Most Common Omicron Symptoms and Covid-19 symptoms are a runny nose and headache. In mild infection, the upper respiratory tract symptoms occur with or without fever-like runny nose and shortness of breathing. If spo2 is below 93% and severe shortness of breathing is present then immediately seek medical help. In moderate disease respiratory rate is more than 24 /min while Spo2 is between 90% to 93%. Your doctor will recommend you to go for oxygen therapy and positional changes every 2 hours. 

Runny nose and difficulty in breathing - Common Symptoms of Omicron and Covid-19
Runny nose and difficulty in breathing - Common Symptoms of Omicron and Covid-19

2. Headache – Most Common Symptom of Omicron and Covid-19

Headache can be due to a runny nose and lack of sleep but if it persists for more than 2 days tell your doctor and get the treatment. The headache will hinder your sleep cycle and daily activities. Headache can also be a symptom of COVID-19 (Omicron Symptoms) in people with migraine. According to some reports, your headache can vary in intensity as it can be moderate or severe. It may get worse when u bend. 

Headache
Headache

3. Sneezing and Sore Throat covid 19 –

You can get a sore throat from the virus. If you get milder symptoms typically associated with a common cold, you should contact your doctor or get tested for COVID-19. It is often an early symptom between the age of 18 to 65. It is less common in vaccinated individuals. 

Sneezing and Sore Throat - Common Symptoms of Omicron and Covid-19
Sneezing and Sore Throat - Common Symptoms of Omicron and Covid-19

4. Fever – Common Symptom of Omicron and Covid-19

Seek immediate medical help for high-grade fever with a severe cough that lasts for 5 days and get tested for Covid 19. Antipyretic and proper hydration is important in this type of symptom. But you can be infected by this virus even without any fever. You may only have a cough. 

Fever - Common Symptoms of Omicron and Covid-19
Fever - Common Symptoms of Omicron and Covid-19

5. Weakness Due to Covid –

According to the doctors who are treating Omicron and Covid 19 patients are coming with fatigue and whole body weakness. Also, body pain is occurring as the most common symptom. Many patients even after the recovery feel body weakness and are unable to do ADLs. 

6. Loss of Appetite – Means, Symptoms

Due to loss of taste and smell patients normally avoid eating food. Thus there is loss of appetite which will lead to weakness and low energy feeling in the body. 

Conclusion:

To stay away from getting an infection by Omicron and Covid 19 virus do follow the guidelines issued by WHO. Wear your masks especially N95 masks and sanitize your hands regularly. Also, maintain social distancing. 

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