March 9, 2021

covid signs: New pink flags: Backache, nausea, rashes might also be Covid warning indicators

MUMBAI: Cough, chilly or fever are not the one warning indicators of Covid. Extreme backache, stomach ache, rashes or aching calves may be the calling card of the virus.

Medical doctors treating Covid instances within the metropolis say diarrhoea could also be extra widespread than beforehand thought. Sufferers with no historical past of diabetes dropped at hospital with sugar ranges of 400-plus dl/gm can be a pink flag. “Medical doctors are seeing sufferers with unusual signs reminiscent of bodyache; some don’t have any criticism other than ache around the knees and under,” stated Dr Shashank Joshi, a member of the state authorities job drive on Covid-19.

Senior physician Jalil Parkar who handled over 200 Covid sufferers earlier than testing optimistic for the virus, stated backache was the primary symptom he had skilled.

On Monday, the American Facilities for Illness Management (CDC) added three new signs to its listing of 9 Covid warning indicators: congestion or runny nostril, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhoea.

The Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) had a fortnight in the past added lack of odor (anosmia) or lack of style (ageusia) as possible signs. It additionally added that whereas fever, tiredness and dry cough are the commonest signs, “some sufferers could have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nostril, sore throat or diarrhoea”.

Infectious ailments specialist Dr Om Srivastava, who can be a job drive member, stated nausea is rising as a typical symptom. “We’ve got discovered Covid in folks coming with stomach ache and unfastened motions with bodyache. Even easy fever is popping out to be Covid,” stated Dr Hemant Gupta, professor of drugs at Grant Medical Faculty (JJ Hospital). “Sugar degree going haywire has additionally develop into a parameter for us. Not solely do the sugar ranges shoot up in these with Covid, however sufferers additionally want excessive insulin doses,” he added.

Dr Behram Pardiwala, inside medication knowledgeable, at Wockhardt Hospital stated generally sufferers don’t have any different symptom however weak point and lethargy or lethargy and unfastened motions. “Some youthful sufferers and adults are coming with complaints of itching and rashes. We’ve got seen this in at the very least three adults,” he stated.