Strange COVID-19 Symptoms You Might Miss Too
If there’s one thing we all knew about COVID-19 from the start of the outbreak, is that it’s a respiratory infection that causes fever and coughing most often.
As the disease spread around the globe, specialists learned more and more about its symptoms. That’s when we realized this was nothing like the flu, a cold or anything we had experienced before. The strange SARS-CoV-2 virus could also cause a sudden loss of taste and smell, it could bring digestive problems like diarrhea and even led to irreparable lung complications.
It was bad.
More than one year into the pandemic, you’d think we knew all about the virus. However, even now in 2021 we’re still discovering new, even stranger symptoms – while many people don’t present any symptoms at all.
Dr. Eric Cioe-Pena, director of global health at Northwell Health in New York, confirms it. ‘Respiratory symptoms tend to be the most common, obviously, but we’ve also seen symptoms that involve other organ systems. The expression of this viral infection has been very, very wide.’
Since COVID-19 can manifest uniquely from one person to the other, it’s crucial that we know every symptom which may possibly come up. With early testing and diagnosis, we can avoid complications while keeping our loved ones safe.
Today, we’ll have a look at 5 much less common COVID-19 symptoms few people know about.