COVID-19 – Read out the Signs and Symptoms of Coronavirus

0
363

With over 75,000 fresh cases being recorded each day, India’s efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus has not been very effective so far. Even with partial lockdown measures still in place across the country, the rate of infection has been growing rapidly, leading to growing disconcertment among citizens. 

Nonetheless, while highly infectious, Covid-19 is curable. In fact, currently, India notes a recovery rate of over 76%. Thus, individuals with adequate information about Coronavirus symptoms can undergo diagnosis at the earliest, and prevent the infection from becoming more severe. 

What are the signs and symptoms of Coronavirus?

The symptoms of this disease usually vary from one person to another. Sometimes individuals can even be asymptomatic, wherein they do not notice any signs of the disease, but still, have the ability to transmit it to others.

Nonetheless, most infected individuals have been found displaying the following Coronavirus symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Trouble breathing, shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle and body ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Loss of smell and taste

Apart from these, the virus can also lead to severe conditions like respiratory failure, pneumonia, septic shock, and may even be fatal. Research has found that many complications from Covid-19 are arising due to the onset of a condition known as the cytokine storm. 

This happens when an individual’s immune system gets triggered by an infection and proceeds to release cytokines, a type of inflammatory proteins to the bloodstreams. Cytokines can damage organs by killing tissues. 

To prevent such conditions from arising, one should seek immediate medical attention if they notice the following symptoms of coronavirus – 

  • Continuous pressure or pain in the chest
  • Shortness of breath and trouble breathing
  • Confusion and brain fog
  • Bluish tint on lips or face

In rare cases, infected individuals have also suffered from strokes due to the disease. Thus, anyone experiencing the above symptoms or extreme discomfort must seek professional help immediately. In such cases, individuals might also need to be hospitalized to avail of prolonged care.

With a Pocket Insurance & Subscriptions plan provided by Bajaj Finserv for Covid-19 in place, individuals can minimize their financial liabilities if they need to be hospitalized to seek treatment for Coronavirus disease and related comorbidities.

Now, knowing the symptoms of coronavirus can be extremely helpful in identifying them and seeking professional medical care at the earliest. Nonetheless, one should also be aware of a few precautionary measures to reduce the risk of contracting the disease.

 Precautionary measures to reduce risks of the disease

The transmission of this disease usually occurs in two ways – 

  • By coming in close contact with an infected individual.
  • Through droplets released into the air by an infected individual when they cough or sneeze.

Therefore, to minimize the risk of infection, individuals can adopt the following measures – 

  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. In the absence of water and soap, one can use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Using masks when stepping outdoors. WHO recommends using N95 masks without valves for optimum protection.
  • One should restrict contact with those who are infected or are COVID suspects.
  • Surfaces that are touched frequently should be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly.
  • Finally, those who are experiencing the onset of Coronavirus symptoms should isolate themselves immediately and seek medical help.

Apart from these, one should also consider availing a comprehensive Covid-19 insurance policy to minimize the financial liabilities arising due to the disease. In this regard, the Covid-19 Protection Cover can be extremely convenient in availing coverage for Coronavirus-related hospitalization charges.

Furthermore, this policy also covers instances like hospitalization due to treatment of comorbidities related to Covid-19, pre and post hospitalization expenses of up to 30 days, ambulance charges, etc. Individuals choosing to avail AYUSH treatment for Covid-19 can also avail benefits under this policy. 

With such measures in place, individuals can effectively limit the risks arising from the disease. 

Read Also: Coronavirus and COVID-19: What You Should Know