Tagged as covid-19 symptoms

Researchers may have found that COVID-19 exposure level could have an impact on illness severity, which could be a positive break for people who’ve been taking the CDC-recommended measures. It may mean that for some of us, if we're already being careful but we do get exposed accidentally, it may be a mild case. The Importance of Viral Load in COVID-19 - Viral load- is the volume of individual viruses...
April 2, 2021
COVID-19 is like nothing we’ve ever previously encountered. It’s surprised the medical community at every turn while also devastating families and communities with its host of unexpected symptoms and high death rate. Aside from mortality, one of the most concerning outcomes might not even present until -after- the infection has already cleared. An increasing number of people are facing long-haul COVID-19,...
March 30, 2021
Allergies can make breathing difficult, so it’s safe to assume they might make upper respiratory infections even more severe. But if that's the case then why is it that -allergy sufferers- appear even -less- likely to experience extreme COVID-19 symptoms? The answer could be as simple as it is surprising. Effects of Allergies on the Body - Allergies are the result of mistakes the immune system makes,...
November 25, 2020
Influenza season is on its way, and confusion over the differences between the flu and COVID-19 has some people feeling uneasy. While neither illness is fully predictable, a few key differences in their presentations might help tell them apart in case you find yourself trying to figure out what you've got. Check out these symptom timelines to help distinguish between the two. Timeline of the Flu -...
October 20, 2020
What started out as a few isolated events has now made its way into all but eight US states. According to the CDC, as of August 20, 2020, 964 children have suffered bizarre multisystem inflammatory responses after recovering from COVID-19. Eleven of them have died. This condition may be rare, but its effects can be severe. Here’s what parents and guardians need to know. MIS-C in Post-Covid Kids is...
October 20, 2020
Based on infection and mortality numbers, many people are (rightfully) concerned about contracting COVID-19 and living through the experience. But a growing number of survivors are proving there -may be more to worry about- than just survival as they are now facing long-term challenges. A condition called post-viral syndrome has many health professionals concerned. Here's what that looks like. What...
October 7, 2020
The CDC recently modified its COVID-19 testing recommendations, guiding people to get screened -after possible exposure- regardless of whether they have any symptoms of the virus. And now the president and first lady have tested positive with likely many more in their circle to follow. So are the tests accurate enough to trust? - Viral Tests - The CDC- lists two types of tests people might take if...
October 2, 2020
Silent hypoxia is an unusual manifestation of hypoxia, low oxygen saturation throughout the body, and it's been revealed as a symptom of COVID-19. Silent hypoxia happens when, for reasons still under examination, the normal cues that tell the body its oxygen levels are low don’t register. This can lead to people having dangerously low oxygen levels and no idea anything is wrong, which can turn deadly...
October 2, 2020
COVID-19 symptoms- are all over the map, with manifestations that can range from disruptive to downright deadly. The lost sense of smell some sufferers are experiencing is particularly bizarre but it's proven to be so common—with up to two-thirds of COVID-19 sufferers losing their sense of smell to some degree—that physicians frequently use it as a screening symptom for possible testing. Until recently,...
September 30, 2020
COVID-19 patients may struggle with lasting consequences, even -long after the virus has cleared.- There are a -number of conditions- now coming to light as possible lingering effects including some that may be lifelong. New reports suggest COVID-19 could be leaving staggering numbers of heart injuries in its wake for as many as 60% of those who have severe symptoms. COVID-19 Creates Heart Complications...
September 23, 2020