OMICRON VARIANT OMICRON SYMPTOMS LESS SEVERE DR GARIMA
Omicron variant is a type of variant of SARS-COV-2 which has caused covid-19. This infection has spread around the world. However, symptoms are of mild variety yet affects highly immunized people too. It spreads faster than previous variants.
omicron variant image source from the economic times
At a Glance –
It is a COVID – 19 Variant.
omicron variant image source from Houston Methodist
More infectious than any other variant.
Spreads faster than any other variant.
Running nose is most common.
Fever with chills and shivering.
Immediate consultancy is required from doctors, easily treatable by doctors.
How quickly do omicron symptoms start ?
After exposure to omicron virus symptoms develop too fast in a shorter period than other variants. It is as less as 3 days or more up to a week only. It has a shorter incubation period therefore spreading is too faster than any other variant. Symptoms last for 3 to 5 days but maximum patients have symptoms more than 15 days. In addition, weakness remains for more days. However, it is how long symptoms last.
omicron variant images source from Times of India
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Can body pain be a symptom of the Omicron variant of COVID-19?
According to WHO updates –
- Persistent Cough
- Running nose
- Scratchy throat
- Extreme body pain
omicron symptoms image source from new york post
- Loss of appetite
- Hoarse voice
- Chills or shivers
- Brain fag
- Muscles pain
- Chest Pain
- Night sweat.
Omicron vs delta which is more dangerous?
Omicron is less severe than delta or other variants of covid-19 because it less affects the deep lung tissue therefore it doesn’t lead to severe complications but it spreads at high rate, too quickly. Although, it multiplies faster in upper respiratory tract. It multiplies 70 times faster than any other variant especially delta variant and affect lung bronchus and it has the ability to evade vaccinated persons too.
A person who has been covid-19 positive earlier could also get re-infected from omicron virus however the omicron variant is easily transmissible but with less severity.
omicron v/s delta image source from the healthsite.com
Omicron symptoms versus the common cold?
It causes milder illness. Although it resembles to common cold, cough, fatigue, congestion.
Omicron resembles like Bronchitis rather than pneumonia. Pneumonia shows shortness of breath, coughing, more sputum and more fatigued than bronchitis while bronchitis has less weakness, no shortness of breath, cough but with less sputum. In conclusion, it imitates like normal flu.
omicron vs common cold image source from the national
Omicron symptoms and loss of smell –
There is no loss of smell or taste in omicron variant as it happens in delta variant.
Omicron fever how many days –
Fever remains for 3 days to a week. Body ache if fever is not getting down within 3 days it shows that it is going to be severe. When fever subsides cough may resolve in next few days.
omicron variant image source from Gavi Alliance
- Keep social distancing i.e. Physical distance of at least one meter from others.
- Wear mask properly.
- Proper home ventilation should be there.
- Avoid poor ventilation.
- Avoid crowded places.
- Keep hands clean and sanitize it.
- Always cough or sneeze into a bent elbow.
- Get vaccinated.
- Above all, keep special precautions.
- prevention from omicron image source from The economic times
When should I get tested for covid ?
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When a normal healthy individual gets in contact with an infected individual he should be tested within 72 hours following exposure.
Rt pcr test comes positive in omicron variant.
Genotyping and sequencing S-gene dropout is helpful in differentiating omicron from delta virus.
diagnosis of omicron variant image source from the hindu
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Homeopathic Management –
Chininum Sulphuricum –
Fever with chills with periodicity at 10-11 am and 3 – 10 p.m. There is shivering even in warm room. There is anticipating chills. Patient is delirious during heat stage. Thirsty in all stages of fever. Great prostration with increased fever. There are profuse night sweats which exhausts the patient. In heat stage there is fullness of head with red face. Great thirst after going to bed. Skin is hot and dry similarly flushes of heat is there. There is debilitating sweat.
Violent cough as caused by tickling in larynx. There is slow irregular and increased breathing. Periodical pain in back. Oppression of the chest, hardly breathe due to weakness.
Worse – From cold and 10 to 11 a.m., Touch.
Better – From lying down, Pressure.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum –
Fever with chills between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Marked periodicity with great thirst before chills. Pain in bones as if they are going to break and there is great soreness overall the body. There is nausea and vomiting too with fever. Throbbing type of headache is there. Sweat is scanty but it ameliorates all symptoms. Trembling and nausea from slightest motion. Similarly, intense pain in back as if beaten. Hoarseness of larynx. Loose cough aggravates in night. Very restless and can’t keep still.
Worse – Cold air, Smell or sight of food, Motion.
Better by – Vomiting, Sweating, Lying on face.
Antimonium Tartaricum –
There is rattling of mucus but little expectoration. Breathing is difficult, rapid and short seems as if he would suffocate. Gasping of air is there. Chest seems full of cough. Cough followed by vomiting. Patient must sit up to breath or cough, paroxysms of suffocation occur. Burning in chest with soreness all over. Copious perspiration. Weakness in all the limbs.
Worse from – Warm room, Wraps, Weather, Anger, Overheating, Motion, Changes of weather.
Better by – Expectoration, Sitting erect, Vomiting, Eructation.
Great dryness of nose is there. Sneezing is frequent and tickling in nostrils. Coryza is mixed with blood and mucus. Red congested throat. Difficulty in deglutition aggravates on drinking liquid. High fever body is burning with internal coldness. There is no thirst with fever. Head is hot while limbs are cold with confusion of head.
Severe throbbing type of headache. Sudden violent headache. Sensation of fullness in forehead aggravates on right side. Hammering type of headache is also there which ameliorates on bending head backwards. As a result, head is sensitive to draught of air or washing hair. Headache from suppressed catarrhal flow.
Worse by – Motion, Sun heat, Stepping, Stooping, Coffee.
Better by – Light, Covering, bending backwards, Rest in bed, Wrapped up, Well in a warm room.