What Do These Symptoms Suggest COVID?

What Do These Symptoms Suggest COVID?
Published on, 10 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Reymark G. Calma and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Could these symptoms of congestion, drainage, headache, pains, cough, and distorted sense of smell where everything smells like mold or rotten food, along with a loss of appetite for food due to the unpleasant smell, indicate that I have COVID-19?


Thank you for reaching out to Dr.Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


1. Congestionand nasal drainage are common symptoms of COVID-19. They can result from inflammation in the nasal passages and sinuses.


2. Headaches and body pains are often reporCongestion ted by individuals with COVID-19. These symptoms can vary in intensity and may be accompanied by muscle aches and fatigue.


3. A persistent cough is another hallmark symptom of COVID-19. It can range from mild to severe and may be dry or produce phlegm.


4. An altered or distorted sense of smell, where everything smells like mold or rotten food, is a characteristic symptom of COVID-19. This condition is known as anosmia or hyposmia.


5. Loss of appetite is a common side effect of COVID-19, often linked to changes in smell and taste perception. Food may become unappetizing due to the altered sense of smell.





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