SARS Covid-19 is a new infectious disease that affects the human respiratory system. It is spreading at an incredible rate. In this situation, it is important to correctly detect sars coronavirus symptoms and seek medical help on time.
According to scientists, the first symptoms of coronavirus appear five days after infection, but in some cases, this period may be longer.
COVID-19 is especially dangerous for children, the elderly people, as well as patients with chronic diseases:
- cardiovascular pathology;
- chronic lung diseases (COPD, asthma);
In 80% of cases, the disease proceeds in a mild form: runny nose, cough, mild fever. Severe cases were observed in 14% of patients – they developed viral pneumonia. Another 5% of cases are extremely severe, in which respiratory failure develops, and this can lead to respiratory arrest and death.
Lack of symptoms – no reason to neglect
Sometimes a person feels, as usual, no alarming symptoms. In the body, the pathogen spreads and there are specific immune reactions. At the beginning of the incubation period, such patients constitute the greatest danger. To insure yourself, consult your doctor if:
- You contacted the infected COVID-19;
- You returned from a country where there is an outbreak of the disease.
Key human coronavirus symptoms:
- Increased body temperature – 98%
- Dry cough, sore throat – 76%
- Shortness of breath/shortness of breath – 55%
Muscle pain and weakness – 44%
- Headache, chest pain – 8%
Other COVID 19 symptoms:
- Loss of taste and smell
- Speech or movement disorders
- Chest congestion
- Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
- Discoloration of the skin on the fingers and toes
Besides, against the background of the underlying disease, bacterial and fungal infections can damage the human respiratory system.
If you have mild symptoms, such as a mild cough or a slight increase in body temperature, there is usually no need to meet a doctor. Since these symptoms are often observed with ordinary flu and colds/
Observe self-isolation at home and watch for symptoms. If your body condition worsens – seek medical help immediately.
In order not to risk infecting someone, first call the hospital for a consultation or call your doctor by phone.
Emergency COVID 19 symptoms:
- Confused breath
- Weakness in the whole body and sudden confusion
- Pale face and bluish lips
- Repeated chest pain and chest pressure, lack of air
Do not neglect your health and the health of others. At the slightest suspicion of COVID 19, contact the hospital or call 911.