From my reading, it seems that people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
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Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. I’ve combined the lists from the CDC and the Mayo Clinic of symptoms or combinations of symptoms that may occur form someone having COVID-19. The fact that the lists are not the same illustrates that we are still learning a lot about COVID-19.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain/aches
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Severe vomiting
On April 1, 2020 WebMD reported that ‘Pink Eye’ is often a symptom of COVID-19, and that infection via tears is possible. Of 38 patients with COVID-19, a dozen also had pink eye (conjunctivitis), a new study found. In two patients, the coronavirus was present in both nasal and eye fluids.
The Mayo Clinic states the “People who are older or who have existing chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, severe obesity, chronic kidney or liver disease, or who have compromised immune systems may be at higher risk of serious illness. This is similar to what is seen with other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza.”
According to the CDC Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illnesses. CDC says that this list is not all-inclusive. The CDC (and me) advise you to consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
CDC advise of when to seek medical attention: