You may have had COVID-19 without knowing it
These days it’s hard to determine what exactly you’re suffering from when you’re not feeling well. Is it a harmless cold, the flu or the coronavirus? Some people get very ill when they have caught COVID-19, while others do not even realize that they have (had) the virus. Are you wondering if you have had the virus without knowing? These six signs may indicate that you did.
At this time of year, many people catch colds. However, your cold the other day might not have been so innocent after all. It could be a symptom of the coronavirus. If only you had a cold and didn’t have any other unusual symptoms, experts say there’s a good chance you only had a simple cold. Was your cold accompanied by one (or more) of the following symptoms? Then you may have had the coronavirus:
- Fever and chills
- A cough
- Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
- Muscle pain
- Loss of smell and taste
- Sore throat
- A runny nose
- Nausea and vomiting
2. Loss of smell and taste
Loss of smell and taste is one of the main indicators of the coronavirus. The symptom does not occur in every patient and can also occur with a common cold. If you have been suffering from loss of smell and taste for an extended period of time, it is possible that you have had COVID-19.
3. Hair loss
Little research has been done on the relationship between hair loss and the coronavirus. However, there are many cases in America where the patient suddenly experienced hair loss while recovering. It’s important to realize that hair loss is almost never the only symptom of COVID19, says a doctor. Did you have any other symptoms? So hair loss could very well be a consequence of stress.
On the next page you can read three more signs indicating that you may have had COVID-19 without knowing.