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9 COVID Symptoms to Know as 1,200 People Die of COVID Weekly

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More than 1,200 people are dying of COVID in America weekly, as only 7% of adults and 2% of children have gotten the latest vaccine. "That's a travesty," Dr. David Kimberlin, a pediatrician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who represented the American Academy of Pediatrics during a survey presented on Thursday to scientific advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the New York Times. "It's like an entire neighborhood being wiped out every single week." By now, you probably know the most common symptoms: Fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea. 

But read on to learn about the rarer but still essential symptoms.

COVID Toes (Pernio-like lesions)

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COVID toes, also known as pernio-like lesions, manifest as red or purple swellings on the toes or fingers. These lesions may appear painful, itchy, or even blistered. They are often a result of inflammation in small blood vessels beneath the skin and can resemble chilblains or frostbite. While this symptom primarily affects the extremities, it's crucial to note that not everyone with COVID-19 will develop COVID toes.

COVID Rashes (Hive-like or Mottled Skin)


COVID-19 rashes can present in various forms, including hives (urticaria) or mottled skin. These rashes often appear suddenly and can affect the trunk, limbs, or other body parts. Some individuals may experience localized redness and itching, while others may notice patchy or discolored skin.

COVID Eyes (Conjunctivitis)

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COVID-19 can cause conjunctivitis, also known as "pink eye." Symptoms include redness, irritation, excessive tearing, and a gritty feeling in one or both eyes. Eye pain and sensitivity to light (photophobia) may also be present.

COVID Brain Fog


COVID-19 brain fog is characterized by persistent cognitive difficulties. This includes trouble concentrating, memory lapses, and difficulty making decisions. Even individuals without a history of cognitive issues may experience these symptoms.

COVID Ear Issues (Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, Vertigo)


COVID-19 can lead to ear-related symptoms such as sudden hearing loss, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), or episodes of dizziness (vertigo). These symptoms may occur alone or in combination with other COVID-19 manifestations.

COVID GI Symptoms (Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea)


Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms associated with COVID-19 include persistent nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal discomfort. These symptoms may appear alongside respiratory issues or as isolated complaints.

COVID Joint Pain (Arthralgia)


COVID-19 can cause joint pain, known as arthralgia, or muscle aches. These discomforts may be mistaken for other conditions or attributed to physical exertion.

COVID Chest Pain (Pleuritic Pain)


COVID-19-related chest pain often presents as sharp or stabbing discomfort that worsens with breathing or coughing. This pain may be alarming, as it can mimic symptoms of heart or lung issues.

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COVID Vocal Changes (Hoarseness or Loss of Voice)

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COVID-19 can lead to sudden hoarseness or a complete loss of voice. These vocal changes may occur abruptly and without any apparent cause.

Christopher Roback
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