[Best Pick] Could My Symptoms Be Covid-19?

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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.

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Words List

  • 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.

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Words List

  • 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.

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Words List

  • 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.

Quiz Time

#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?

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Results


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!😘

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