Minor symptoms of COVID-19 include loss of smell and taste, stomach aches, body aches, and nausea.
The COVID-19 virus may progress through the body differently depending on the strength of a person’s immune system, which may explain why there’s such a wide variety and severity of symptoms.
Symptoms not associated with COVID-19 include pain in a specific limb and skin lesions, or boils.
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Coronavirus has a variety of common symptoms, including a dry cough, fever, and, especially in moderate to severe cases, shortness of breath. But doctors who have treated COVID-19 patients have seen a slew of other symptoms that haven’t typically been associated with other coronavirus infections.
“Additional symptoms people experience include loss of smell and taste, stomach aches, body aches, and nausea,” said Dr. Edo Paz, the vice president of medical at telemedicine company K Health.
Gastrointestinal problems, including nausea, diarrhea, and even vomiting, are somewhat prevalent in COVID-19 patients. Dr. David Hirschwerk, an infectious disease specialist at Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider, said that from what he’s seen “10 percent of patients have gastrointestinal symptoms.”
What physicians don’t understand, however, is why there is such a broad range of symptoms — and outcomes — of COVID-19. “The medical community doesn’t know yet why the coronavirus affects people differently, and some more intensely than others,” Paz said.
But Dr. Rishi Desai, Chief Medical Officer at Osmosis, believes the symptoms and outcomes may directly correlate to how coronavirus moves through each infected person’s body.
“Each person has a unique immune system, and as a result, some people will react very aggressively to COVID-19, and others won’t,” Desai said. “Symptoms generally correspond to where the virus is located in the body.”
How the COVID-19 virus moves through the human body
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