By Medicover Hospitals / 05 May 2021

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  5. Heart Patient With Coronavirus
  6. Pregnancy And COVID-19
  7. Coronavirus in Nellore

Common Coronavirus Symptoms:

  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Fatigue
  • Fever (in some cases)
  • Chills
  • Muscle or body pains
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


Coronavirus Emergency Symptoms:

  • In some cases, few emergency warning signs of coronavirus can be seen which needs immediate medical attention, below list includes the coronavirus emergency symptoms:
    • Difficulty in breathing (unable to breath as normal)
    • Constant pain or pressure in the chest
    • Inability to stay awake
    • Bluish face or lips

    Immediate medical attention is required if you find any of the above mentioned coronavirus symptoms.
    You can call on 04068334455 incase of any emergency.

    Coronavirus Symptoms in Kids:

  • Generally, coronavirus symptoms in kids are mild compared to adults, and some coronavirus infected children may not have any symptoms.
  • Symptoms of coronavirus in kids include:
    • Fever
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Muscle pain
    • Cough
    • Nasal congestion
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath
    • Abdominal pain
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea
    • Poor appetite
    coronavirus symptoms in kids

    Coronavirus symptoms in adults:

  • The severity of coronavirus symptoms in adults can vary from very mild to severe. In some people, only a few symptoms, and some may not have any symptoms. Some people may experience worsening symptoms, like worsening shortness of breath and pneumonia, about a week later symptoms start.
  • Symptoms of coronavirus in adults include:
    • A loss of taste or smell.
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Tiredness
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Muscle aches
    • Chills
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose
    • Headache
    • Chest pain
    • Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
    • Rash, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are less shown symptoms.

    Coronavirus symptoms in babies:

  • Although rare, babies under 1-year appeared to be at high risk of serious illness with coronavirus than older children. This is because of their immature immune systems and smaller airways, which make them more prone to develop breathing issues.
  • Severe symptoms in babies may include:
    • Severe shortness of breath that may cause a child to gasp for air.
    • Signs of low oxygen levels (blue lips or tongue, white fingernails, or a rapid heart rate)
    • Low oxygen saturation of 92% or less
    • Severe organ failure

    Coronavirus symptoms with previous health ailments:

  • Here are few symptoms identified specially for patients who have existing health ailments:
  • Symptoms of coronavirus in kidney patients:

    • High temperature
    • New continuous cough
    • A loss of smell or taste

    Dialysis patients with symptoms of coronavirus should contact their dialysis unit. Dialysis patients must continue the treatment and they will be notified when they have to go for their next dialysis.. To book your dialysis slot call on 04068334455.

    Symptoms of coronavirus in heart patients:

    • The patient who is experiencing cardiovascular disease should be more cautious about coronavirus.
    • Some heart patients may have a higher risk of getting infected, and some are more likely to have complications if they get it.
    • In addition to that, the virus can cause heart muscle damage, resulting in severe problems.
    • Symptoms are common for all who are affected by a coronavirus.

    Symptoms of coronavirus in lung patients:

    • Patients with lung problems (COPD, asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and cystic fibrosis) are at critical risk for coronavirus with worse outcomes.
    • The patients who are suffering from pneumonia should be more cautious about coronavirus.
    • The symptoms are the same for both lung and heart problem patients.

    Day-wise Coronavirus Symptoms:

  • A day to day coronavirus symptom shows how Covid-19 can lead from bad to worse. If a person is not feeling well they should consult a doctor immediately because an asymptomatic person can also be diagnosed with Covid-19. Here are few coronavirus symptoms classified day wise:
  • Day Coronavirus Symptom Details
    Day 1 - Day 2 The initial symptoms are similar to the common cold and sore throat. A person doesn’t have any symptoms of fever or tiredness. They can easily have some solid and liquid foods.
    Day 3 The patients start having a bitter throat and start feeling the pain in their throat. Body temperature starts rising and some uncommon symptoms that can be found are nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
    Day 4 Some serious pain can be felt in the throat. There may be some other symptoms that can be found like feeling weakness and getting some joint pain.
    Day 5 - Day 6 The body starts showing some symptoms of fever. And the common symptoms that can be found are dry cough and breathing difficulty. Mostly patients would feel tired and exhausted.
    Day 7 If the patients are not recovering by 7th day then they may get some serious cough and high breathing problems. Fever can rise up to 102'degrees. Further, they may develop some headache and body pain.
    Day 8 - Day 9 The situation starts getting worse as the patient's body temperature starts increasing. Shortness of breath can be felt frequently.
    Day 10 - Day 11 Doctors send patients for Chest X-ray as they get the severity of breathlessness. Patients start losing appetite and may face abdominal pain. The condition may need an immediate ICU treatment.
    Day 12 - Day 14 By the 13th day patients start to recover. Also, the breathing difficulties that they were facing start getting normal. Some patients may have a cough after getting discharged from the hospitals.
    Day 15 - Day 16 The minority of the patients who are still diagnosed may have a cardiac or kidney injury.
    Day 17 - Day 19 Rare cases can be found on the 18th day. Some patients may get some secondary infection that can be caused by a pathogen in the lower respiratory tract.
    Day 20 - Day 22 The patients who survive from Covid-19 are getting completely recovered.

    Coronavirus Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms:

  • Coronavirus and cold share some of the same respiratory symptoms. If we have a cold the symptoms can be seen immediately within 2-3 days. Some common symptoms that can be found if we have Cold are:
  • S. No Coronavirus Symptoms Cold Symptoms
    1. Coronavirus symptoms cannot be diagnosed immediately.
    The symptoms arise from mild to severe and it can be seen within 14days
    Cold symptoms can be seen immediately within 2-3 days
    2. Fever Sneezing
    3. Fatigue Running nose
    4. Dry cough Mild or sore throat
    5. Loss of appetite Cough
    6. Body aches Watery eyes
    7. Shortness of breath Fever (in a rare case, mostly people diagnosed with cold don’t get fever)
    8. Sore throat
    9. Headache
    10. Loss of smell or taste
  • To know the exact reason behind your symptoms you may consult a Doctor. Mild symptoms can easily be recovered at home. If some severe symptoms are found then they have to admit in the Hospital based on doctors advice.
  • Generally cold don’t lead to any serious health issues but Coronavirus can result in some serious health issues. To consult a doctor call on 04068334455
  • Coronavirus Symptoms vs. Flu Symptoms:

  • Coronavirus and flu can have some similar symptoms that can raise from asymptomatic to severe symptoms.
  • S. No Coronavirus Symptoms Flu Symptoms
    1. Fever Fever
    2. Fatigue Cough
    3. Dry cough Sore Throat
    4. Loss of appetite Stuffy nose
    5. Body aches Body aches
    6. Shortness of breath Headaches
    7. Sore throat Tiredness
    8. Headache Flu can result in the serious respiratory tract that can trigger
    an inflammatory response in the body. Some serious signs are:
    - Fast breathing
    - Face becoming pale
    - Chest pain
    - Some serious muscle pain
    - Dehydration
    - Pressure in chest or abdomen
    - Weakness
    - Chronic medical condition
    9. Loss of smell or taste
    10. Running nose
  • COVID-19 spreads more easily than flu. People can be contagious for a longer period of time. The main difference is there is a vaccine for flu but there is no vaccine for COVID-19.
  • Frequently Asked Questions:

  • The novel Coronavirus spread easily from person to person. People who develop Covid-19 symptoms improve within 2-4 weeks of treatment. But this doesn’t give a clear chart of how long a virus can stay in our body. There are many cases where people after recovery are again diagnosed with Covid-19.
  • Coronavirus have an incubation period where people before noticing the symptoms are already in contact with the virus. Some people with asymptomatic also get diagnosed with Covid-19.
  • Severity

    Transmission Period

    No symptoms

    Since the symptoms appeared before 10 days

    Mild Symptoms

    10 days after the symptoms showed

    Severe Symptoms

    Till 20 days after symptoms appear

  • The symptoms may be found in a body for a short period of time but in many people, it’s been seen that it can last for a longer period of time. People with mild symptoms were not back to the normal state for at least 14-21 days after they got Covid positive. People who have long Covid experience also last long with some longer symptoms.
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