KEY POINTS

  • Coronavirus is spreading at an exponential speed
  • Government is asking those feeling even mild symptoms to self-isolate
  • There are other lesser-known symptoms of coronavirus

Since its declaration by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic, confirmed cases of virus infection have now reached 246,467, of which 10,049 have died. To add to the troubles already hounding governments around the world, health experts predict infections will continue to increase in the coming days.

This prompted the government to provide an advisory to its citizens to prepare for major changes in their daily life to curb the spread of the virus. They are also advised to self-isolate as soon as they experience even the mildest symptoms of COVID-19.

There are many people, however, who are still at a loss of what exactly they should be looking for. Everyone knows that knowing some of the lesser-known symptoms of the deadly disease is vital as these lesser-known signs often manifest early and in a mild manner. A woman in the UK has revealed the early signs she experienced and advised everyone what to look out for.

Early Symptoms

The Centers for Disease and Protection said that lesser-known symptoms include having difficulty in breathing and feeling a persistent pain or pressure in the face or lips. A UK woman has also revealed what it is like to be struck by the deadly disease.

According to Charlie Garratt, a resident of Falmouth in the UK, when she first felt unusual symptoms, it prompted her to visit her doctor and get an examination. She wrote her experience in a post on social media in the hopes that everyone would have an idea of what to look for.

Feeling Subtle Symptoms

Ms. Garratt said her post is meant to reassure everyone and provide information about COVID-19 from patients like her who got infected and followed a similar pattern of symptoms. Garratt says that she and other patients with her are almost recovered since the infection began last week. She also said that apart from draining tiredness, they are showing good signs of recovery.

According to Ms. Garratt, her symptoms, as well as other patients with her, started with hoarseness in their voices and a sore throat. Some of them also felt a strange headache. She also revealed that many of them had an upset tummy. In a short while, they began to feel slight breathlessness before the onset of a fever, which came and then went.

Some, she says, had conjunctivitis, and for others, their breathlessness increased with every cough. She also revealed her children suffered dry coughs with fevers, but these did not bother them that much.

Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Coronavirus

According to the World Health Organization, lesser-known symptoms of COVID-19 infection are those that Ms. Garratt and her friends experienced. These include mild cases of breathlessness, a strange headache, diarrhea, and sore throat.

As for Ms. Garratt, she advises everyone not to panic if they start feeling some of these signs and symptoms. She says that they need to get a lot of rest and stop worrying because that might aggravate the condition. Ms. Garratt said that the more rest you have, the better condition you will have to fight the virus infection.