Doctors say they’re finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish Covid from allergies or the common cold, even as hospitalizations tick up.
The illness’ past hallmarks, such as a dry cough or the loss of sense of taste or smell, have become less common. Instead, doctors are observing milder disease, mostly concentrated in the upper respiratory tract.
“It isn’t the same typical symptoms that we were seeing before. It’s a lot of congestion, sometimes sneezing, usually a mild sore throat,” said Dr. Erick Eiting, vice chair of operations for emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Downtown in New York City. The sore throat usually arrives first, he said, then congestion.
We recently got Covid. Productive cough, sore throat, runny nose, but also loss of smell and taste. Happily smell and taste are on the return. Was truly shocking the things we could not smell, like vinegar!
With Covid, YMMV. It seems to be different from person to person. We delayed our booster about a month because we were on the road. Won’t do that again. Lost our last 10 days of vacation. We had Covid in February 2020, was fully vaccinated other than the month delay in getting this years shot. Stay up to date on vaccinations.
This round was about the same for us as last time, with some differences, but general discomfort was minimal.
Slight fever, no chills, unlike last time. No real aches and pains.
Pretty much. Am a big fan of expectorant, but everything we took was OTC. YMMV, though. Have to stress that. Our two experiences with Covid were pretty much non-events. Still getting my energy back though, which also took time the first time. Getting out on the pickleball court but needing breaks and playing lower level, rather than 2.5 hours non-stop hard hitting play.