For more than a year, humanity has been fighting the coronavirus, called COVID-19. Millions of people have become infected, and more than a million have died from complications caused by this virus. And the consequences of a coronavirus disease or vaccination have not yet been studied. There are only medical assumptions based on previous experience. However, previously, people have not faced exactly this situation and believe 100% medical research in hot pursuit” is not worth it.
But today we will talk about the pain caused by the coronavirus and how to cope with it with mild or moderate severity of the disease.
Pain symptoms of coronovirus
Increased temperature, fatigue/weakness, dry cough – these are not all symptoms of COVID-19. There are about a dozen other symptoms that are associated with this infection. And among them, the following stand out, which cause painful sensations:
- pain in the throat. This is partly due to coughing and scratching on a long-term basis
- pain in the abdomen, which is caused by diarrhea, which has been observed in some patients with the coronavirus
- headache. In most cases, this is a tolerable pain, which is accompanied by the weakness described above, frequent coughing, and increased temperature.
- with a severe course of the disease, when the lungs are seriously affected, patients have a very complicated breathing process, which is accompanied by chest pain.
How to remove the pain in the coronavirus
Some pains, such as a sore throat, are better treated by treating a cough. By getting rid of the cause, we get rid of the consequences. However, if you have a headache or joint pain that does not allow you to work, relax and just complicate your life, then you should pay attention to painkillers.
Before turning to strong painkillers, it is more logical to try regular painkillers that are less aggressive and safe. An example of this is paracetamol, which serves not only as an antipyretic, but also as a light painkiller.
If this is not enough, or you have already taken several paracetamol tablets, then you can try ibuprofen, and for muscle and joint pain – medications containing diclofenac.
Of course, this is just an example, not a guide to action. Before taking medications, especially during the period of coronavirus disease, consult your doctor. After all, numbing the pain can deprive you of the opportunity to react in time to complications with COVID-19, which is very dangerous.