Diarrhea, the umpteenth side effect of covid

Every day there are new covid symptoms. This is because it is a virus that mutates depending on the host in which it lives and the vaccines and defenses it has.

In fact, experts say that each 11 minutesapproximately, there is a novel coronavirus mutationalthough not all of them acquire enough entity to be considered a variant, such as the still subvariant of omicron known as XE.

Mutation not to kill

The coronavirus, in fact, also mutates to do not kill the host in which he stays, because that means that he would also end his own existence.

In short, the symptom picture is broader in the new variants than in the old ones, but also milder.

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In addition to the usual -and more common- fever, cough, nasal congestion, itchy throat either loss of smell and/or tastecovid can also cause rashes, hives or eczema, as well as Herpes zoster or skin changes.

Gastrointestinal reactions

The coronavirus can also cause gastrointestinal ailments that sometimes occur before fever and respiratory symptoms. Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea They can appear individually or together with other symptoms of covid.

Diarrhea is one of the symptoms less common of the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization. But it is also one of the most annoying: according to a study published in the BMJ, the medical journal published weekly by the British Medical Association, diarrhea from covid can last four weeks.

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According to the Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians (Semergen), diarrhea does not usually present as the only symptom of covid-19, so if diarrhea persists after 30 days, a doctor should be consulted, because it may be a more exhaustive study is necessary.

persistent covid symptom

However, there are patients who may suffer from diarrhea indefinitely as a persistent covid symptom. According to the results of the persistent covid survey carried out by the Spanish Society of General and Family Physicians (SEMG) in collaboration with Long Covid Acts Spain, 70.83% of patients maintain this symptom after the usual 30 days. But a study published in JAMA denies that data and says that 88% of patients infected with coronavirus were cured of diarrhea within four weeks.

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