Walk-ins are welcomed, latest appointment will be taken at 4:40pm.

CDC Adds Six Symptoms to COVID-19 List

The six new symptoms join the existing list with fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

The expanded list could help those who are trying to identify whether they have symptoms related to COVID-19. With a limited number of test kits available, those who want to take a test typically must show symptoms first.

Several patients with COVID-19 began reporting a loss of taste or smell last month, as well as muscle pain, chills and a headache, NPR reported.

The CDC website still indicates that symptoms appear within 2 to 14 days of exposure to the virus. Importantly, the “emergency warning signs” for COVID-19 include trouble with breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, bluish lips or face and confusion or an inability to arouse. People with these symptoms should seek medical attention immediately, the CDC says.

“This list is not all inclusive,” the CDC adds. “Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.”

In addition, older adults and those with underlying medical conditions such as heart or lung disease seem to be at a higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19, the CDC says. These people should take additional precautions and monitor their symptoms.

New symptoms may be added to the list as scientists learn more about COVID-19. People have also reported cases of gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea, according to USA Today.

Others have reported purple or blue lesions on their feet, most commonly in children and young adults, which are being called “COVID toes,” the newspaper reported. There have also been reports of COVID patients getting pink eye.

The virus could also trigger strokes in adults as a result of blood clotting issues, even in patients without a previous medical history and mild symptoms, tests have shown.

Medical societies such as the American Academy of Dermatology have launched registries to share information about COVID-19 cases. Dermatologists are studying the bluish toes on its registry, for instance.

 

SOURCE:

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on April 28, 2020, "www.webmd.com", https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200428/cdc_adds_six_symptoms_to_covid_19_list.

Sources

CDC symptoms page. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/27/845321155/cdc-adds-6-symptoms-to-its-covid-19-list

USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/04/26/coronavirus-symptoms-cdc-adds-six-new-symptoms-covid-19/3029438001/

AAD registry: https://www.aad.org/member/practice/coronavirus/registry

Johns Hopkins tracker: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

You Might Also Enjoy...

Ahh - Ahh - Achoo! Alleviating Allergies

Serving as the 6th leading cause of chronic conditions among adults, it is no surprise that more than 50 million Americans experience various types of allergies each year. In order to learn how to treat and manage your allergies, it’s important to understa

Men’s Sexual Health

1 in 10 men suffer from Erectile Dysfunction at some point in their lifetime. As a result: Poor sexual health tends to affect your overall quality of life, and well being.

Women’s Sexual Health

At least 40% of all women suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives, and female sexual dysfunction can happen at any stage in one’s life.

Kissable Deals

This month our office is offering an amazing laser deal with a package of 4 Fotona 4D Laser treatments on sale for only $1,800.

Have Heart

February is American Heart Month and this is the perfect time to talk about ways to be heart-healthy. Cardiovascular health has never been more imperative, as those with poor heart health can find themselves at an increased risk of COVID-19.

Let’s talk about The Big C

Once upon a time, Cervical Cancer was the leading cost of death for women in the United States. Fortunately, in recent years cervical cancer cases and the deaths resulting from it, have dropped significantly.