Common signs & Symptoms

In this particular hour of need, where everyone is facing major problems due to the spread of COVID-19 virus, one must need to do self-assessment, about his health before taking other measures. Today we will talk about the top 4 common signs & symptoms of Corona Virus.

A wide range of symptoms are reported for the people suffering from COVID-19 – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness

These signs & symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

1: Shortness of breath

Also known as Dyspnea, causes chest tightness and intense suffocation. The person feels difficulty in breathing. This can some time become a very difficult situation for the patient, as his breathing rate is effected and breathing rate increases to an abnormal level. If not treated the condition can prove fatal sometimes. The treatment includes Nabulizing using Ventolin and sitting in a forward position. The conditions may be mild in COVID-19 but prevention sometimes goes a long way in life.


2: Dry Cough

Another one of the common signs & symptoms is dry cough is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced. A dry cough is irritating and tickling of throat is also observed. Dry coughs are often one of the most common symptoms of Coronavirus. They are also one of the dangerous sources of virus spread, that is why use of protective masks is always adviced strongly. Dry coughs can be also treated at home with OTC medications like throat lozenges and cough suppressants . There are also several home remedies that help promote healing, such as adding moisture to the air with a humidifier or gargling with saltwater.


3: Fever

A condition associated with an increase in Human Body temperature, above the normal range of 36–37° Centigrade (98–100° Fahrenheit). It is also known as Hyperthermia or pyrexia. A Fever or high temperature, is one of the ways our immune system attempts to deal with an infection. Usually, the rise in body temperature helps the person to get his infection cured. However, sometimes it may rise to an extremely high level, in which case, the fever can be fatal and lead to complications. Some times fever can leasd to an irreversible case of shock which becomes impossible to control. In the case of Corona, it may be mild, but serious preventive measures should be adopted.

common sign & symptoms (Covid-19)

4: Sore Throat

Sore throat is pain or irritation of the throat that causes difficulty in swallowing. It also involves scratchiness in the throat. One of the most common causes reported for a sore throat (pharyngitis) is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. A sore throat caused by a viral infection can resolve on its own. The preventive measures include a saltwater gargle of 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (1.25 to 2.50 milliliters) of table salt to 4 to 8 ounces (120 to 240 milliliters) of warm water can help soothe a sore throat.


At the end we strongly advice to use all the precautionary measures that your medical community and clinics advice. Use of protective masks, washing hands with an authentic hand sanitizer and using gloves can bring a large impact in controlling this pandemic. As advised by the doctors, people should not leave their shelters unless some emergency. Together we can make this world a better place and finally bring the pandemic to an end. so the things get back to normal again.

In this hour of need, we should try to avoid going out, we can become superheroes and save the world by watching Netflix and chilling at home. Try, to exploit new potentials and acquire new skills online, so the time is not wasted entirely! You can also check our guide on remaining healthy.

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