It’s important to note that while there are many recognizable symptoms of COVID-19, health experts are still learning more every day about this new coronavirus, so it’s critical to stay up to date on the latest developments and recommendations as outlined by reliable sources such as the CDC, FDA, NIH or WHO.
What follows is the latest knowledge about COVID-19 symptoms to date.
The type and intensity of COVID-19 symptoms may vary from one individual to the next, or in some cases, symptoms may be non-existent.
Here are some of the most common symptoms experienced by patients who have been infected with the coronavirus:
- Shortness of breath
- Pronounced fatigue
- Fever / chills
- Body / muscle aches
- Persistent headaches
- Coughing / wheezing
- Congestion / runny nose
- Soreness in the throat
- Decreased sense of taste or smell
- Nausea or vomiting
While someone with COVID-19 may experience any, all – or even none of the issues above, it’s important to be mindful and call your physician if you start to notice any of these symptoms, as well as any other unusual physical symptoms that may not be listed here.
When should you seek medical attention for your symptoms?
It is critical to seek emergency medical care immediately if you experience any of the following warning signs:
- Difficulty breathing
- Bluish coloring of the lips or face
- Persistent chest pain or pressure
- Confusion / severe “brain fog”
- Inability to stay awake, or to wake from sleeping
One of the most important things to remember is to remain abreast of ongoing developments, so you’ll be aware of any new coronavirus alerts or urgent information. Staying informed is one of the best ways to ensure the utmost possible safety for yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another significant way to help remain safe is to avoid symptoms altogether by helping to prevent contraction of COVID-19, or spreading it to others. Here are a few useful prevention tips:
- Wear the right type of face mask
- Wear your face mask properly
- Wash your hands thoroughly
- Maintain social distance + other key recommendations
If You Live with Chronic Pain, You Can Feel Safe Visiting Our Pain Doctors In-Clinic
At Florida Pain Relief Centers, we take extensive precautions to protect staff and patients from exposure to COVID-19. Our clinics are thoroughly sanitized, and we follow all recommended protocols for preventing the spread of coronavirus. So, you don’t have to suffer needlessly for fear of going out during the pandemic.
Let the expert pain management physicians at Florida Pain Relief Centers work with you to determine the cause of your pain and develop an individualized treatment plan to relieve your suffering. No matter what comes your way, you’ll be in a better position to cope with it once your pain is under control.
To consult with our pain specialists, call Florida Pain Relief Centers at 800.215.0029 or click the button below to schedule your visit online.