The second wave of COVID-19 in India has a wide impact on the country and has affected the health sector. The situation is worsening as COVID-19 infection remains undetermined in RT-PCR testing.
Double mutations of coronavirus that cannot be detected by a COVID-19 test have a series of strange symptoms.
Also, as per the symptoms are a concern, in the first wave symptoms were fever, chills, cough, body ache, and loss of smell and taste but in the second wave, there are more symptoms as contrasted with first wave-like pink eyes, loose motions, and hearing disability.
New Symptoms Of The Covid-19 Second Wave
- Shortness and Trouble in breathing (dyspnea)
This is one of the early symptoms of Covid, overwhelmingly seen in infected patients during the second wave of COVID-19.
Albeit the power of shortness of breath can differ among people, these symptoms leave most patients with a sensation of the tightness of the chest, resulting in the constant gasping of air, every few seconds but the shortness of breathing problem is more dangerous for Smokers during COVID-19.
Studies recommend that breathing difficulties are regularly found in the second wave of COVID-19 patients, directly at the beginning of the infection. The disease causes a lessening in oxygen saturation (SpO2 levels) which may result in lung damage and some cases, even multiple organ failure.
- Gastrointestinal tract infections
Your GI lot contains the primary organs of digestion, including the mouth, food pipe, stomach/gut, small and large intestine. Any aggravations in your GI system can wear out your immunity and hamper in general wellbeing. Symptoms of GI tract infections associated with COVID-19 include loss of hunger, vomiting, abdominal pain, and loose stools.
- Hearing Loss
Hearing loss one of the symptoms in the second wave of COVID-19 infection in India. It might go from mild, moderate to extreme which results in a sudden hearing loss, impaired hearing, or ringing sound in your ears (tinnitus). This begins early in the first week of infection and resolves over some time.
- Outrageous laziness and Weakness
Extreme laziness and Weakness have been accounted for as one of the early symptoms of the COVID-19 infection, all the more so during the COVID-19 second wave.
When your body distinguishes the COVID-19 infection (SARS-CoV-2) as an intruder, it starts the immune response to fight the virus, and this can result in the infected person feeling tired and weak.
- Pink eye or conjunctivitis
A pink eye is an infection of the eye that results in the swelling of the outer transparent membrane (called the conjunctiva) of your eyelid and eyeball.
Regular symptoms incorporate tingling, redness, itching, and tearing of the eyes, which brings about puffy or watery eyes.
Certain examinations have investigated the connection between COVID-19 and ophthalmological (relating with the eye) indications. The COVID-19 virus is communicated through contaminated drops in the air when someone sneezes, speaks, or coughs. You can likewise pick the infection from contaminated surfaces and afterward contact your eyes, nose, or mouth, expanding the probability of infections of the eye, along with the nose and mouth.
The new strains of the novel Covid in India are known to infect the conjunctiva. In contrast to ordinary conjunctivitis, which ordinarily influences both your eyes, conjunctivitis with COVID-19 is seen transcendently in one eye. It may be accompanied by constant eye irritation and sensitivity to light.
- Dry mouth or insufficient saliva
Saliva is the watery, foamy substance delivered in your mouth that helps in processing and keeps your teeth and mouth sodden and solid. At the point when adequate spit isn’t delivered by the concerned organs (salivary organs), it prompts a condition called dry mouth, which can prompt tooth and gum illnesses and make you defenseless to contaminations.
Dry mouth is presently a typical and starting side effect of COVID-19 second wave in India. Since the oral cavity (mouth) is a potential section point for the novel Covid, it can assault the tissues and bodily fluid coating your oral depression, bringing about diminished spit creation and consequently, dry mouth. Like the dry mouth, other oral appearances of the Covid disease could be a dry tongue, changes in the shading and surface of your tongue, bruises or rankles, and trouble in eating.
Diarrhea or free watery stools is one of the main symptoms seen in COVID-19 patients during the second wave. Reports recommend most people affected with COVID-19 complained of persistent diarrhea for 1 to 14 days, with an average duration of 5 days.
Since diarrhea isn’t typically thought to be a symptom of COVID-19 and can be a consequence of other stomach-related problems, there is a delay in getting tested for COVID-19 and hence, a delay in the identification of potential COVID-19 positive patients.
Sudden headache can be an indication of COVID-19. A typical headache that continues for a while and doesn’t die subside with painkillers, is being reported as one of the newer symptoms seen during the second COVID-19 wave.
- Skin rashes
Recent examinations have featured skin rashes as another symptom of COVID-19. Patients have reported rashes on their hands and feet, which are normally called acral rashes. Studies recommend that these rashes can develop as a result of the immunological response to the virus.
The second wave is much dangerous and infectious than the first. It is affecting the young population, more than expected. Lung penetration and respiratory failure are quicker. In the second wave, we have likewise seen that kids are getting infected which was uncommon in the first wave.
The newer symptoms of the covid-19 second wave are more dangerous than the first wave. Some of the newer symptoms like shortness of breath, conjunctivitis, dry mouth, skin rashes, gastrointestinal issues, and even hearing loss. However, the infection sometimes may be asymptomatic, you should be careful while going outside or even when you are at home. Only precautions will save you from the covid-19 infection.