For just over a month, the Health experts began to look with great concern at the advance of the Covid Omicron variant, which apparently arose in South Africa, as it was not known with certainty what turn it could give the pandemic.
Today we can see that Ómicron has become the dominant variant of coronavirus in practically the whole world And because it has been proven that it is much more transmissible and contagious than its predecessors, it again seems that in some countries, including the United States, the pandemic is out of control, registering records of positive cases so far not seen in practically these 2 years of health emergency.
Despite the situation regarding the large number of people infected with Covid, fortunately it seems that Ómicron tends to be less “dangerous”, since health services are not overwhelmed nor has the number of deaths related to the virus increased, largely because this variant seems to affect the upper respiratory tract more, that is, the throat, preventing patients from developing related problems with pneumonia.
While much is still unknown about this variant of Covid, experts have found that the symptoms that patients who contracted Omicron present are usually “mild”, similar to those of a common cold. However, there are some lesser known signs for which patients should seek urgent medical attention.
Omicron Symptoms That Tell You You Need Urgent Hospital Care
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the symptoms generated by Ómicron are usually similar to those of a common flu; however, there are cases of people who have developed more serious symptoms and require urgent medical attention.
Between the dangerous omicron symptoms we find:
* Difficulty breathing
* Persistent chest pain and pressure
* Confusion and inability to wake up or stay awake
* Pale, gray or bluish color in skin, lips and nails, as this would indicate low levels in the blood
The CDC has described these 4 symptoms as “emergency warning signs,” so if you do develop any, you should seek immediate medical attention.
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