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We’re still learning about all the ways that Covid-19 can affect the body. Symptoms have varied widely and progressed in unpredictable ways among the millions of cases seen so far. Here’s a guide to what to watch for. And we are also going to learn some English health vocabulary through these symptoms.
Source: The New York Times
You will find very common symptoms, common symptoms, and less common symptoms of Covid-19 in three pictures down below. Check your health status regularly with the guide and remember to seek help from doctors if necessary.
- Fever: if you have a fever when you are ill, your body temperature is higher than usual.
- Dry cough: a dry cough doesn’t produce phlegm, a wet cough produces phlegm.
- Fatigue: a feeling of being extremely tired.
- Headache: if you have a headache, you have a pain in your head.
- Stuffy or runny nose: if your nose is stuffy, it is blocked with mucus; if your nose is runny, it is producing more mucus than usual.
- Tightness in chest: an unpleasant feeling of heaviness or pressure in the chest.
- Out of breath: if you are out of breath, you are breathing very quickly and with difficulty.
- Chill: a chill is a mild illness which can give you a slight fever and headache.
- Diarrhea: if someone has diarrhea, a lot of liquid waste comes out of their body because they are ill.
- Dizziness: it is when you feel as if everything is spinning around you and that you are not able to balance.
- Sore throat: you have a sore throat when your throat is red and feels painful.
- Palpitations: when you have palpitations, your heart beats very fast in an irregular way.
- Joint: a joint is a part of your body such as your elbow or knee where two bones meet and are able to move together.
- Rash: a rash is an area of red spots that appears on your skin when you are ill or have a bad reaction to something that you have eaten or touched.
- Blister: a swelling on the surface of the skin that is filled with liquid and is caused, for example, by rubbing or burning.
#1. What do we call a cough that produces phlegm?
#2. If you are out of breath, you are
#3. Which one is a joint?
That’s all for today’s [Best Pick].
Notes: try to remember some common symptoms words in English, because this will help you a lot if you have to go to the hospital in a foreign country, and describe your illness in English.
Stay healthy, stay safe. See you next time!😘