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Expert Shares Symptoms That Signals You Have Omicron But Didn’t Realise

Omicron strain symptoms are quite similar to common cold which is why many don't realise they are infected. 
Published -03 Feb 2022, 12:00 ISTUpdated -03 Feb 2022, 12:03 IST
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In the last month, we have seen a sudden rise in the number of COVID-19 infections by the Omicron variant. Omicron was first detected in South Africa and is more transmissible than any other variant. It has now taken over the world. 

However, the variant is believed to be milder than previous variants like Delta. As far as the symptoms of the Omicron variant are concerned they are quite different from the strains which took over earlier. 

The symptoms of Omicron variant of COVID-19 are quite like common cold. That's one reason why many of us might not have even realised that we were infected by the variant. 

We spoke to Dr. Mukesh Singh, Senior Resident, Delhi,and asked what are common signs of Omicron. He said, "Signs like fever(mild-moderate) in an initial period like 1-3 days, generalised bodyache, malaise, loss of taste /smell, headache, cold and cough with abdominal pain (may or may not be with loose stools) are some common conditions. 

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He further shared that all these symptoms can be usually managed by NSAIDs and antidiarrheal and that's why many people aren't opting for screening for coronavirus and going for self-isolation. The expert shared that because the symptoms are mild, they can be treated at home. This will also help in less hospitalisation. Vaccination has also helped in reducing the severity of Omicron cases. 

Self Care After Getting Infected By Omicron Variant

We further asked the expert what self-care measures should one take while at home other than taking medications. He said, "Self-monitor for temperature, cough or breathlessness, spo2), keep yourself hydrated, take care of your hygiene, inhale steam, eat a healthy diet and rest in isolation in a single room with attached washroom and avoid contact with any family members or friends."

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Also, make sure that you keep sanitising your hands throughout the day. Also, keep your surroundings clean and spritz sanitiser over surfaces you touch. Avoid sharing your utensils with anyone. 

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If you haven't got vaccinated till now, book your appointment as soon as you test negative for the coronavirus. COVID-19 Vaccination helps in reducing the risk of severe COVID symptoms. 

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In the last 2 years, many coronavirus variants have emerged. The rising number of Omicron variant cases has led to the third wave in India. Earlier this week, according to a report by timesofindia, India reported more than 2 Lakh new coronavirus cases. 

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To prevent yourself from getting infected by the deadly coronavirus, always wear a mask when stepping out, maintain social distancing and sanitise your hands throughout the day. 

If you have any questions related to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, write to us on our Facebook page and we will get it answered for you by our expert. For more such health-related stories, stay tuned! 


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