Although the omicron variant of the coronavirus gives many symptoms similar to the common cold, it is possible to distinguish and decide accordingly whether to go to an ambulance.
In addition to the fact that the majority of covid-positive patients are found to experience scratching of the throat, experts in practice have identified three symptoms of omicron that do not occur with a cold.
“The only feature of the corona is the loss of sense of smell and taste that you will not find with the common cold virus,” said Dr. Hai Shao, an infectious disease physician at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in San Diego. is that the common cold does not cause high fever and severe headache, which are the dominant symptoms of omicron.
“If you have these symptoms, you are much more likely to have covidium than a cold virus,” Shao said, noting that similar symptoms to omicron and cold include fever, sore throat and cough, shortness of breath and shortness of breath as a disease. progresses.