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What are the coronavirus symptoms?

Coronavirus infects the lungs.

The two main symptoms are a fever and a dry cough, which can sometimes lead to breathing problems. The cough to look out for is a new, continuous cough. This means coughing a lot for more than an hour or having three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual. You have a fever if your temperature is above 37.8C. This can make you feel warm, cold or shivery.

A sore throat, headache, and diarrhea have also been reported and a loss of smell and taste may also be a symptom. It takes five days on average to start showing the symptoms, but some people will get them much later. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the incubation period lasts up to 14 days.

When do people need to go to the hospital?

The majority of people with coronavirus will recover after rest and pain relief (such as paracetamol). The main reason people need hospital treatment is “difficulty breathing.” Doctors may scan the lungs to see how badly they are affected and give support, such as oxygen or ventilation if needed. If you are so breathless that you are unable to speak more than a few words as this is a medical emergency. If you become so ill that you've stopped doing all of your usual daily activities then it will advise speaking to a doctor Vitamin d3 is really important, Several studies have linked low vitamin D levels to a higher risk of respiratory infections, and more severe symptoms when they develop. They’ve also been implicated in the development of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In fact, many immune cells can actively recognize vitamin D, and it’s thought to play an important role in both the innate and acquired immune response – though exactly how remains a mystery. But crucially – and unusually – vitamin D deficiencies are endemic in many countries, even wealthy ones. As of 2012, it was estimated that about a billion people worldwide weren’t getting enough. And with more and more people urged to stay indoors, it’s easy to see how even less sunlight exposure could lead to more deficiencies. Beginning today till Thursday I’m on leave, I’ll be consulting online through telehealth only

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