6 Types of Symptoms that You May Experience With COVID-19 – COVID FACTS | Cure Keeping

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Symptoms of COVID-19 vary by person, but there are common symptoms that most people experience. Common symptoms include bad breath, foot pain, fever, high blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, runny nose, skin irritation and tightness in the chest. For some people with COVID-19, coughing may be their only symptom. Other people with the illness may experience many of these symptoms together or may have additional symptoms in addition to the common ones listed above. 


6 Types of Symptoms that You May Experience With COVID-19


There are six different types of symptoms associated with COVID-19 that can make you feel better or worse at different times throughout your illness.

1) What is dry mouth?
2) What is thirst?
3) Dryness in lungs, nose, throat and sinuses?
4) Dry eyes?
5) Rashes, skin irritation?
6) Constipation, bowel movements and pain during bowel movements?

What is dry mouth?

While many people assume that dry mouth is linked to dehydration, it’s actually caused by a lack of saliva flow. When you have a dry mouth, your salivary glands aren’t making enough spit, leading to problems like bad breath, tooth decay and an overall lack of moisture in your mouth. 

Dry mouth can be caused by certain prescription medications (e.g., diuretics), so be sure to tell your doctor if you’re experiencing dry mouth side effects from medications he or she prescribes for chronic conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes. 

Many over-the-counter remedies are available for treatment as well; just make sure not to apply too much moisture directly onto your teeth or gums, as too much saliva flow can lead to other oral health problems like sensitive teeth.


6 Types of Symptoms that You May Experience With COVID-19


2) What is thirst?

Dehydration is one of most common reasons why people experience headaches. If your body is experiencing elevated levels of dehydration, then it’s likely that there will be an increase in blood volume. 

This increase in blood volume causes a number of things to happen within your body, including blood vessels constricting and expanding rapidly and producing a dizzying array of side effects like nausea, fatigue, weakness and headaches. Most people will be able to tell if they are suffering from dehydration due to headaches by noticing these warning signs: dark yellow urine, dry mouth and strong thirst. 

Additionally, as most people already know, migraines can also be caused by menstruation and sleep disturbances.


What is thirst?


3) Dryness in lungs, nose, throat and sinuses?

Because COVID-19 can cause dryness in your nasal passages, it is normal to suffer from a runny nose. 
This symptom usually dissipates after a few days or weeks; if not, it is best to see your doctor for over-the-counter treatments or to get allergy tests done. 

Also keep in mind that there are other common causes of mucus buildup in your sinuses and throat – like allergens, pollution and viruses – so be sure to check for them before assuming it’s COVID-19. We’ve got more on how to handle these symptoms here . 

Here’s a quick summary: Taking decongestants (medications like Sudafed) will unblock your nose but could contribute to hypertension over time. 

If you want an easier alternative, try saline spray, gargling salt water or even sucking on hard candy. And stay hydrated: Alcohol and caffeine can actually contribute to dehydration , so avoid them when dealing with congestion as well as while you’re experiencing general pain and fever associated with inflammation.


Dryness in lungs, nose, throat and sinuses?


4) Dry eyes?

Dry eyes can be uncomfortable, but it is treatable. Cilia are tiny hairlike structures on your eye’s surface. They help keep your eye’s surface moist by moving tears around. But they don’t work if you’re experiencing dry eyes. 

This leads to irritation and inflammation, which can make your eyes feel scratchy or gritty and cause you to blink more often than usual. Avoiding common causes such as contact lens use, certain medications, cigarette smoke and air pollution also will help reduce dry eyes’ effects. Your doctor also might recommend artificial tears or special lubricating eye drops to ease discomfort until a lasting solution is reached.


6 Types of Symptoms that You May Experience With COVID-19


5) Rashes, skin irritation?

The most common side effect related to COVID-19 usage is rashes and skin irritation. You may be able to reduce these symptoms by using a lower dose or switching to another medication. Other options include taking a higher dose every few days or rotating medications. 

You should also discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider. Some rashes are completely harmless, but others could mean there’s an underlying infection or other issue, which should be addressed quickly. No matter what your individual experience, remember to treat any rash or skin irritation promptly and keep track of how long it lasts so you can share your story with your doctor during follow up visits. 

Never stop treatment without talking to your doctor first! If a rash persists for more than two weeks after starting treatment, get in touch with your doctor immediately. It might be time for a new dosage schedule or prescription change (or both). Ask if it would be better for you to try a different medicine since some people have allergic reactions to one type of macrolide antibiotic even when they’ve had no issues before.


6 Types of Symptoms that You May Experience With COVID-19


6) Constipation, bowel movements and pain during bowel movements?

When your body is not getting enough dietary fiber and/or water, it starts to have trouble absorbing nutrients. Without proper nutrients, your bowel movement schedule can become irregular or stop all together. Pain during bowel movements may indicate a potential health problem such as hemorrhoids or anal fissures (anal tear). See your doctor if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms. 

He or she will conduct a full physical exam and order blood tests in an attempt to identify a cause for your pain. Since blood tests are not 100% accurate and there are many other causes for pain during bowel movements, no treatment plan will be formed until an accurate diagnosis has been made. It’s important to remember that one test alone is never enough to determine if COVID-19 has caused your current GI symptoms. 

The only way to know for sure is by connecting with others who have also experienced similar side effects while taking these medications. You can start by sharing what happened while taking COVID-19 with our report form here. 

There are more than 500 drugs on our database and new reports are added daily by consumers just like you who want to share their information about side effects from medications they were taking when they experienced signs of gastrointestinal problems such as stomach pain, cramping, constipation, diarrhea, etc… It doesn’t matter how severe or mild your side effect was – we want them!


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