Is Headache A Symptom Of Omicron? Know More
As the infectious Omicron Covid-19 variant spread around the world, there have been reports that the symptoms of this variant differ from those of the other SARS-CoV-2 variants. Even after recovering from a coronavirus infection, the complications can last for months. This would be true even for patients who have suffered from minor infections. The most common symptoms of Omicron are headaches, fever, cough, tiredness, and loss of taste or smell.
However, one Omicron symptom that frequently appears in this strain is a headache, which can sometimes be one of the first signs of an Omicron infection, if it appears alongside other symptoms.
Headache and other symptoms of omicron?
It's important to note that a headache isn't a new COVID-19 symptom. In a list that hasn't been updated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists headache as one of the most common COVID-19 symptoms. Other symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or breathlessness
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Many people have noted that headaches appear to be more common with Omicron than with Delta and other variants.
What are the signs and symptoms of Omicron headache?
A study found the difference between a regular headache and one caused by Covid-19, which includes the below characteristics:
- Moderately to severely painful
- Feels like 'pulsing,' 'pressing,' or 'stabbing'
- Occurs on both sides of the head rather than just one
- Lasts for at least three days
- Resistant to common pain relievers
How do you treat an Omicron headache?
The best way to treat an Omicron headache is the same way you would treat any other headache. Take acetaminophen to relieve pain and drink plenty of water because dehydration can make your headache worse.
However, if you develop a headache but no other symptoms of COVID-19, don't panic and don’t assume that you have the virus. If you are concerned, book an appointment with experts and get your queries around Omicrone answered.