A lot has been said about coughs and fevers, and shops have filled with infrared thermometers. But others such as diarrhea and rashes could also be related to the illness. Avoid panicking and keep calm, we will tell you more about it.
Remember that COVID-19 shows itself differently in each person. The majority have mild to moderate symptoms and recover without needing hospitalization. This is indicated by the national government’s website, Coronavirus Colombia.
The symptoms we already know by memory are tiredness, dry cough, and fever. But there are other, less common symptoms such as diarrhea, headache, general malaise or body aches, conjunctivitis, rashes, loss of taste and smell, and a lack of color in the fingers and toes.
Is medical attention imperative?
Do not hesitate to do so immediately if you have serious symptoms such as the inability to move or speak, difficulty breathing, feeling shortness of breath or tightness in the chest. In the case of mild symptoms, the WHO indicates that it is not necessary to seek medical attention, and advises staying at home, isolating yourself, and monitoring the symptoms. As prevention, it is essential to maintain self-care routines and follow national guidelines.
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