The first symptom an OMICRON sufferer feels is different from the first symptom of a cold.

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Wednesday January 19 2022

I wrote – Shaima Morsi

The percentage of positive samples of the Corona virus, whose genetic sequence was carried out from November 2021 until January 15, showed an increase in the prevalence of the “Omicron” mutant among the infected, according to what was announced by Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Acting Minister of Health and Population.

Although it is difficult to distinguish it from the common cold, there is a symptom that appears first when you catch it that differs from the first symptom of a cold, according to the “businessinsider” website.

First presentation of Omicron:

Doctors in Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom have determined that Omicron patients report soreness in their throats, so it is the first characteristic symptom of Omicron.

Ryan Nawash, chief executive of Discovery Health, South Africas largest private health insurer, said O’Micron patients typically report sore throat first, followed by nasal congestion, dry cough and body aches.

Data from the Zoe COVID Symptom Study, which uses a smartphone app to record how hundreds of thousands of people feel every day across the UK, suggests that a sore throat is a common early symptom of Omicron, said study lead author Tim Specto. About 57% of people with Omicron report a sore throat.

Omicron affects the throat before the nose

Although sore throats were common among people with delta infections, symptoms appear to be more prevalent with Omicron.

“The omicron mutant has a different set of symptoms than the other variants,” said Dr. Andy Pekos, a virologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Some pathologists added that Omicron hits the throat before it hits the nose, while other variants hit the nasal passage first.

“People who say they have an itchy throat, it’s likely because that’s where the highest concentration of the virus is at that point,” said Erin Petersen, professor of epidemiology at University College London.

A small study published by a team of US researchers found that viral load from omicron infection peaked in saliva one to two days before it peaked in nasal swabs, which may explain why adding a throat swab to a rapid test can increase its accuracy.

The first symptom of a cold:

The first symptoms of a cold start with a feeling of runny nose and scratching in your throat, which usually appear in adults about one to three days after exposure to the common cold virus.

Most often, symptoms of this upper respiratory infection reach their peak on the fourth day, and disappear on their own within 7 to 10 days, according to the “everydayhealth” website.

Treat respiratory diseases as corona

Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, said, during a telephone interview with the “Today” program on the dmc channel, that anyone who suffers from a disease in the upper respiratory system must take precaution, and treat the matter as an infection with the Corona virus until the opposite turns out.

Cold and flu symptoms:

For his part, Dr. Magdy Badran, a member of the Egyptian Society of Allergy and Immunology, said in a statement to Masrawy that the common signs and symptoms of colds and flu include: high temperature, muscle pain, chills and sweating, headache, dry and persistent cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and weakness, Stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, sore eyes, vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults).

As for the symptoms of the new Corona mutant or Micron, Badran reveals that they are: extreme fatigue, sore muscles, scratching the throat, dry cough, feeling uncomfortable, mild cough in some cases, and there is no loss of taste or smell.

There are 4 distinct symptoms of Omicron that differ from the symptoms of the common cold, and they are:

Nausea.

Vomiting.

– Anorexia.

Night sweats.

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