Did you get a coronavirus and did not realize it: See the 8 symptoms

Below you can see some indicative symptoms that indicate that someone may have been ill but did not realize it.

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At a time when Greece and Cyprus are recording massive cases of the Omicron mutation and tests have entered our daily lives, there are many who have the following question: "Did I get the infection? COVID-19 and I do not know?

We all certainly know a relative or friend of ours who tested positive for coronavirus, especially in recent weeks when the number of cases increased dramatically, with the professors of EKPA, Stavroula Paschou (Assistant Professor of Endocrinology), Theodora Psaltopoulou (Professor of Epidemiology - Of Medicine) and Thanos Dimopoulos (Professor of Therapy-Hematology-Oncology and Rector of EKPA) to answer the questions of those who are concerned, through their article republished by APE-MPE

Below you can see some indicative symptoms that indicate that someone may have been ill but did not realize it:

  1. A "bad" cold. It is not uncommon to have a cold during the winter. But if you had one in late 2019 or early 2020, chances are your cold was actually COVID-19. One difference is that COVID-19 can cause spots for 2 weeks or more, while the common cold usually lasts only a few days. And unlike the common cold, the COVID-19 usually accompanied by fever and respiratory symptoms.
  2. Shortness of breath. Shortness of breath is not usually a symptom of a common cold or flu, but a characteristic of COVID-19. It is often reminiscent of shortness of breath that occurs in panic attacks, but of course lasts much longer and is accompanied by other signs or symptoms.
  3. Persistent cough. If you had a dry cough that took time to go away, you could have passed COVID-19. The cough usually starts mildly, but gets worse over the next 5-7 days and can last even longer.
  4. Red, watery eyes. Throughout the pandemic we advise to wash our hands often and to avoid touching our face. One reason for this is that COVID-19 can also affect our eyes. So if you have conjunctivitis (red or pink eyes), tearing or blurred vision, it may have been caused by the coronavirus.
  5. Pulse sensation or chest pain. Η COVID-19 can also affect our heart. So if you felt it was beating fast or fluttering or if you had a tightness in your chest you may have had a coronavirus. Such symptoms may occur even for 2 weeks in mild cases or for 6 weeks in more severe cases.
  6. Feeling of unjustified fatigue. If you had extreme fatigue that did not improve with good sleep, it could be a sign of a coronavirus. This feeling may return days or sometimes weeks later, depending on the individual.
  7. Loss of smell or taste. If your food and drink seemed to taste different than usual or if they did not taste good or if you could not smell well for a few weeks, you could be infected with the coronavirus. Up to 80% of people who are positive have this problem.
  8. Antibody test. People who become ill usually show high levels of antibodies to the coronavirus. Of course, the time of their presence in the body varies from person to person. Also, if you have been vaccinated properly, we may not always know where they came from.