The most typical signs and symptoms of a COVID-19 infection do not feel any different from what a seasonal chill or polluted weather expose you to. However, following up on your symptom progression and taking neccessary steps will help you take definitive action and protect the ones around you too.
Do remember that a big percentage of COVID cases may be asymptomatic in nature- but you can experience, or transmit symptoms onto others. Expert guidelines recommend that people should be broadly taking care of the following symptoms and getting a test done if:
Please note, the list may not be exhaustive in nature, but these remain to be some of the most common signs of the infection.
-Fever persisting for more than 2 days
-Dry cough/ Congested, runny nose with cough (especially if you haven’t been exposed)
-Muscle pain/ Acute body pain
-Headache and chills
-Rashes and chilblains
-Sudden loss of smell and taste
-Vomiting, diarrhoea, fatigue
Apart from this, it is possible that people belonging to higher risk categories or those with pre-existing illnesses may experience flared vital signs, which should be monitored too.