A new symptom discovered by experts could be an early sign of Covid-19.
Doctors have warned of a ‘strange sensation in the nose’ as the latest symptom of coronavirus.
The pandemic has gripped the nation for the majority of 2020, with experts continuously monitoring exactly how the new virus affects people.
Covid-19 signs and symptoms typically present as a persistent, new cough, as well as a high temperature or fever.
Another key sign of the deadly bug, which once again killed 199 people in the UK on Monday November 30, could be a sudden loss of taste or smell, reports Birmingham Live.
The signs and symptoms carried by the NHS and leading medical journals remain minimal – but researchers in Spain think they have found another.
They say that one sign of the virus could be an ‘odd sensation’ in the nasal passage and researchers in Barcelona have issued caution as a result.
In a study of 68% of patients, there was at least one reported nasal symptom.
These could be anything from excessive dryness to a continual sensation of having had a ‘nasal douche.’
Jordi Navarra, lead researcher, wrote: “The presence of these nasal symptoms, and their early occurrence, could potentially facilitate early diagnosis of COVID-19 and initial social distancing efforts.”
The NHS still warns: “If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible.
“Stay at home until you get the result.”
On its website, it adds: “If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus: 1) Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. 2) You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
“Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.”
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