Did you know that Covid-19 can cause ringing in the ear and even hearing loss? Initially, it is often difficult to associate problems of this nature with an infection that mainly attacks the respiratory system. However, coronavirus infection can affect numerous regions and functions of the body. And it’s no different with hearing.
At least that’s what the main studies on the subject say. A report by the Manchester Biomedical Research Center (BRC) in the United Kingdom, which analyzed the results of 24 studies on the subject, showed that, overall, 7.6% of the patients surveyed suffered from hearing loss and 14.8% had tinnitus after contracting the coronavirus.
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With about 50 mutations and present in more than 140 countries, Ômicron is considered the most infectious variant and has been responsible for the third wave of Covid in the world.Getty Images
Regarding the virulence of the strain, data are limited, but suggest that it may be less severe than Delta, for example. However, although less severe, the fact that the variant spreads faster has strained healthcare systems.Andriy Onufriyenko/ Getty Images
Therefore, knowing how to identify the main symptoms of the disease is necessary to ensure your health and that of those you love.Pixabay
Fever, constant pain in the head and throat, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, and an elevated heart rate in children are some of the symptoms identified by researchers in people infected with Omicron
In addition to these symptoms, it is important to be suspicious of Covid-19 infection if it presents fatigue — pointed out in studies as an early sign of Omicron variant infection and which has been confounded with other conditionsHinterhaus Productions/Getty Images
Muscle aches throughout the body is also common. It is a sign that the body is trying to fight the virus.Paul Bradbury/Getty Images
loss of appetite may appear. Studies indicate that this is a recurrent symptom among patients infected by the Delta and Omicron variants.DjelicS/ Getty Images
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting are other symptoms that may arise. Although less common in Omicron, these symptoms can appear when accompanied by other signs of the viral infection, such as gastrointestinal complications, sore throat, or loss of taste and smell.boonchai wedmakawand/ Getty Images
Another British study, this time carried out with the support of the British Tinnitus Association and the American Tinnitus Association, indicated that 40% of patients who had symptoms of Covid-19 had simultaneously a worsening of ringing in the ear.
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