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These new symptoms should not be taken lightly as they might also be a result of contracting the virus.


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Abhishek Sharma


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Updated: Apr 9, 2021, 02:46 PM IST

The pace of coronavirus infection in the country is rapidly increasing. More than one lakh new cases are coming up every day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have denied the possibility of complete lockdown, but the worsening situation has also raised the concerns of the government. COVID-19 has severely affected the health system of the country and the number of patients reaching the hospital is increasing every day.

India is witnessing the second wave of coronavirus. As per experts, the current wave is spreading faster than last year as it was mostly the elderly who were infected with the COVID-19 virus last year. However, this time around, the patients are mostly children and pregnant women. 

The second wave of coronavirus is said to have brought new symptoms of the infection. While the usual symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, body ache, loss of smell and taste, chills, breathlessness, several studies are suggesting that red eyes, gastronomical conditions, and hearing impairment should not be taken lightly as they might also be a result of contracting the virus.

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Here are a few more symptoms that you should look out for:

Gastrointestinal Symptoms:

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The COVID-19 infection impacts the upper respiratory system. According to new studies, there are several symptoms like diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and nausea which should not be taken lightly. It’s a good idea to get yourself tested if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Red Eyes:

Red eyes or conjunctivitis is a sign of several viral infections. In this, people develop redness, swelling and the eye becomes watery. As per a Chinese study, people who got infected with a new strain of coronavirus showed this symptom.

Brain fog

Coronavirus is known to cause memory and cognitive complications. Experiencing confusion or difficulty in remembering things could also be a sign of a COVID-19 complication. There may be other reasons for these symptoms, but it is worth checking for.

Cough that sounds different

Coughing is one of the most common symptoms of coronavirus infection as the virus primarily attacks the upper respiratory tract. However, people who have survived that infection recount that it’s not the usual cough that one gets. Instead, this one is more persistent and changes your voice.

Hearing impairment

A study published in the International Journal of Audiology said that the COVID-19 infection can lead to auditory problems. The researchers found 56 studies that identified an association between COVID-19 and auditory and vestibular problems. If you are experiencing some kind of hearing impairment, then that could be a sign of coronavirus. 

Loss of smell, taste

Some people also experience distorted smell or taste much before other, more common symptoms of COVID-19 arrive. 

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