By Charlotte Webster-
Doctors have warned of the unusual symptom of confusion which could be an ‘emergency warning sign’ an individual has contracted the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
The omicron variant is believed to be harder to diagnose because many of the symptoms of the virus overlap with seasonal illnesses such as flu or the common cold, making Omicron harder to identify.
Symptoms include a continuous cough, fever, a loss of taste and smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache and a runny nose. It is important to remember that this is not the only symptom, with common signs being fatigue, breathing issues, muscle and body aches as well as headaches or a sore throat.
The onset of the variant caused a scare when first announced, with news of exaggerated hospitalizations alarming some sections of the public.
The omicron variant of Covid-19 is not very deadly, but is an infection nobody wants to have to deal with it, given the potential symptoms and the inconvenience of self isolation accompanying it.
Now, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that confusion could also be an indication of having Omicron, The Sun reports.
The CDC also says anyone experiencing trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, inability to stay awake or pale or blue skin, lip or nail beds, should get urgent help.
Having a fever is common among those who catch Covid, and can trigger some hair loss in a process known as telogen effluvium, which is where more hairs enter the ‘shedding’ phase of their cycle than usual.
This process can apparently be brought on by a fever, meaning that anybody who catches Covid suffers runs the risk of losing hair.
Most people who have suffered from Covid have experienced fatigue, stuffiness in their nose, and an infrequent dry cough .
The omicron variant is understood to be more transmissible than the delta variant but far less harmful or deadly in terms of overall effects.