Covid symptoms and Precautions
A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses aren’t dangerous.
In early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization identified SARS-CoV-2 as a new type of coronavirus. The outbreak quickly spread around the world.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 that can trigger what doctors call a respiratory tract infection. It can affect your upper respiratory tract (sinuses, nose, and throat) or lower respiratory tract (windpipe and lungs).
It spreads the same way other coronaviruses do, mainly through person-to-person contact. Infections range from mild to deadly.
What to do if you think you have it
If you live in or have traveled to an area where COVID-19 is spreading:
- If you don’t feel well, stay home. Even if you have mild symptoms like a headache and runny nose, stay in until you’re better. This lets doctors focus on people who are more seriously ill and protects health care workers and people you might meet along the way. You might hear this called self-quarantine. Try to stay in a separate room away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom if you can.
- Call the doctor if you have trouble breathing. You need to get medical help as soon as possible. Calling ahead (rather than showing up) will let the doctor direct you to the proper place, which may not be your doctor’s office. If you don’t have a regular doctor, call your local board of health. They can tell you where to go for testing and treatment.
- Follow your doctor’s advice and keep up with the news on COVID-19. Between your doctor and health care authorities, you’ll get the care you need and information on how to prevent the virus from spreading.
Covid symptoms after vaccine
The WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety investigated reports of a influenza-like illness following COVID-19 vaccination, included symptoms such as headache, fatigue, muscle aches, feverishness and chills. In their report on 8 March, they found that most symptoms were mild to moderate and resolved within a few days.
Covid symptoms after exposure
As COVID-19 continues to spread, the chances that you will be exposed and get sick continue to increase. If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or begin to experience symptoms of the disease, you may be asked to self-quarantine or self-isolate. What does that entail, and what can you do to prepare yourself for an extended stay at home? How soon after you’re infected will you start to be contagious? And what can you do to prevent others in your household from getting sick?
Covid symptoms and recovery
Recovering from COVID usually takes around 2 weeks (for mild cases) and about a month for people with a serious infection. But COVID has an excellent recovery rate in India right now which is above 90%. That is why most people who contract this viral infection recover soon and slowly get back to their old lifestyle.
If you or someone you know got infected and recovered, congratulations! But remember, even though the virus is no longer in your body, you still need to be cautious about what you do in the next few days.
Covid symptoms after 14 days
An incubation period is the time between when you contract a virus and when your symptoms start.
Currently, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, the incubation period for the novel coronavirus is somewhere between 2 to 14 days after exposure.
According to a recent reportTrusted Source, more than 97 percent of people who contract SARS-CoV-2 show symptoms within 11.5 days of exposure. The average incubation period seems to be around 5 days. However, this estimate may change as we learn more about the virus.
For many people, COVID-19 symptoms start as mild symptoms and gradually get worse over a few days.
Covid symptoms after 5-7 days
Even though COVID-19 presents different, unpredictable symptoms for every person, the ones who have typical symptoms record suffering from a viral or flu-like illness in the first few days of the onset of this infection. The initial days of infection can be quite confusing; many people experience very mild symptoms or are even asymptomatic. However, it’s only through day 5-10 that the actual severity of your infection can be determined.
According to experts, days 5 to 10 of your isolation period can also shed light on the likelihood of the complications you may suffer post COVID.