The Covid-19 pandemic continues to generate records of infected people around the world, including Argentina, although the Omicron variant is believed to be less lethal than its predecessors, so deaths and hospitalizations have not skyrocketed. This new strain is the cause of regrowth around the world and the experts explained what is the first symptom that may indicate that a person was infected with Omicron.
What is the first symptom that could indicate that you got the Omicron variant
According to an article published by the British newspaper The Sun After consulting different experts from around the world, one of the most common symptoms of Omicron, which can appear during the first days of infection, is a scratchy throat or hoarse voice.
This variant had already surprised because, unlike others, it did not cause loss of taste and smell. Although vaccines help the symptoms to be milder, the main ones that appear in many cases are a runny nose, sneezing and a sore throat.
But in addition to those mentioned, others such as low back pain, muscle aches and night sweats have also been reported.
What are the symptoms of Omicron in vaccinated people and how long do they last?
According to preliminary studies, the Omicron variant is much more contagious than other Covid-19 strains and the symptoms it produces are very similar to those of a cold, so you have to be very attentive and isolate yourself when in doubt. The most common symptoms are:
- Itchy or sore throat
- Nasal congestion
- Dry cough
- Muscle pain, especially low back pain
Some symptoms that could also occur are:
- Red or irritated eyes
- Skin rash or discoloration of the fingers or skin
(Source: TyC Sports)