Covid-19: when do Omicron symptoms appear?

Covid-19: when do Omicron symptoms appear?
Fever, cough, joint pain: in what order do Omicron symptoms appear?

A study published in Nature drew up a calendar of Omicron symptoms, day by day. If you haven’t been infected with this variant, here’s what might be waiting for you…

Each variant has its symptoms

Each variant of Covid has typical symptoms. Omicron is no exception. A study published in Nature and relayed by the regional newspaper The Independent draw up a calendar of these symptoms. Scientists have analyzed more of 5,000 patients Covid-long. Indeed, the patients were not recovered within a week.

The first three symptoms

According to scientists, this is the fever or shivers which sign the entry of the virus to 3e day of infection. Followed, on day 5, by coughsleep disturbances and fatigue. On day 6 of infection, patients suffer from headaches and body aches.

Symptoms do not stop at 7 days

Scientists studied the symptoms of Omicron on a long period. This is called the Covid-long. Many symptoms persist beyond 7 days:

  • 7e day : Loss of smellinability to exercise or be active.
  • 8e day: Change in taste, breathing difficulties.
  • 9e day: chills without fever.

Pain beyond 10 days

Researchers have identified pains beyond 10 days: pain in the chest or joints, difficulty concentrating, exhaustion and dizziness. Covid-long is still little supported even if more and more studies point to the consequences on the quality of life of patients.

Source: A distinct symptom pattern emerges for COVID-19 long-haul: a nationwide study NatureSeptember 23, 2022

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