Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out…
Just when you think you’ve got the COVID-19 coronavirus symptoms practically memorized…
Just when you think you know EXACTLY what to look for…
It ALL changes!
Yes, friend, they’ve rewritten the book on coronavirus symptoms.
Some of the things they told you WEREN’T warning signs could actually be a symptom of the infections.
Some of the things they’ve insisted were MAJOR symptoms may not appear at all, especially in older folks.
And some warning signs are starting to show up specifically in seniors – including a few many doctors would NEVER recognize as coronavirus!
So today, let me cut through the noise with the latest SCIENCE on what’s what with this infection… especially what you need to look for, and what to do when it happens.
The NEW coronavirus symptoms – and how to SPOT them
Early on, they said if you’ve got a sore throat you probably don’t need to worry.
Well, maybe you should worry, at least a little.
The CDC has changed course, now saying that sore throat IS a possible sign of infection, which makes sense since the virus appears to start replicating far in the back of the throat (which is why that testing swab looks to be about 10 feet long).
The CDC also released other possible warning signs that weren’t on the list before:
- Shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Loss of taste
- Loss of smell
That’s of course in addition to the other well-known – and by now infamous – symptoms of coronavirus:
- High fever
- Shortness of breath
Still more reports find some people are developing a “mystery rash” that doesn’t itch… while others are getting pox-like marks on their feet and toes.
You could have ALL of those symptoms, if you’re really unlucky. Or you could have just some of them… even just one of them… and be infected.
Or you might have NONE at all – because some people have completely different signs and symptoms that doctors never expect.
And that’s especially true in seniors.
Some older folks never develop the famous “COVID cough” that so frequently marks the infection because they’ve lost the coughing reflex.
Others might have signs and symptoms that could be blamed on age including confusion, loss of appetite, apathy, disorientation, dizziness and falls.
That’s a lot to track.
But let me keep it simple: There’s no one… no expert, no scientist, and no doctor in the world… who knows your body like you do.
You know what feels “normal” to you.
And you know what feels WRONG.
If you feel WRONG… if you feel OFF… if you feel like there’s SOMETHING going on but aren’t sure what it is, pick up that phone.
Tell your doctor and get his advice as quickly as you can.