OMICRON variant: a new symptom discovered that can attack your ears

The OMICRON variant of the coronavirus is raising new concerns in India due to a sharp rise in cases along with the Delta variant of the virus. | Photo credit: iStock Images

Key Highlights

  • The OMICRON variant of the coronavirus is raising new concerns in India due to a sharp rise in cases along with the Delta variant of the virus.
  • This variant is known to spread faster and with minimal contact, and is also considered immune to vaccines.
  • Symptoms of OMICRON infection differ from the telltale symptoms of COVID-19, which include loss of taste and smell, fever and the flu.

New Delhi: The OMICRON variant of the coronavirus is raising new concerns in India due to a sharp rise in cases along with the Delta variant of the virus. This variant is known to spread faster and with minimal contact, and is also considered immune to vaccines. Although OMICRON is known to cause only mild infections, it does make people susceptible. And what’s worse, the symptoms of OMICRON infection are different from the telltale COVID-19 symptoms, which include loss of taste and smell, fever and the flu. Amidst this, a group of experts at University at Stanford discovered a new symptom of this infection. Continue reading.

What are the symptoms of an OMICRON infection?

When it comes to diagnosing an infection, one must pay attention to the symptoms. And the OMICRON variant is known to affect many parts of the body, ranging from the eyes to the heart and brain. However, according to experts, some signs can also appear in the ears.

Stanford University experts tested an inner ear model of COVID-positive patients to understand how the virus affects the system. They discovered that patients also complain of ear pain and internal tingling — a symptom that has not yet been linked to the virus. If you experience ear pain, ringing, whistling or tingling in your ears, this could be a signal to get tested for the coronavirus. Worse still, this is most common in fully vaccinated patients.

In addition, other symptoms of the OMICRON variant are:

  1. chills
  2. Stay
  3. scratchy neck
  4. body ache
  5. weakness
  6. Vomit
  7. night sweats
  8. Mild to severe fever
  9. to cough
  10. Runny nose
  11. fatigue
  12. a headache

dr Konstantina Stankovic stressed that patients should be tested as soon as possible if there are problems related to sound and hearing. If ignored or left unattended for too long, the infection can even lead to hearing loss.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in this article are for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a professional health care provider if you have specific questions about medical matters.



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