New symptoms for coronavirus infection identified

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New symptoms for coronavirus infection identified (Image: Pixabay)
New symptoms for coronavirus infection identified (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : It has been over a year since when the world has been dealing with the coronavirus infection, a lot has been learned and a lot is being revealed with every passing day. Same goes for the symptoms in which we have some new additions.

A lot of common symptoms of coronavirus like fever, body pain, loss of smell and taste are already known. Based on several studies on the rising number of coronavirus cases, the researchers have added new symptoms to the list. It has been recently reported that hearing loss, pink eyes and gastrointestinal conditions must not be taken lightly.

Pink Eyes

According to a study carried out in China, pink eyes or conjunctivitis can also be a sign of COVID-19 infection. Under this people may find redness, swelling and watering of the eyes. During the study, all 12 participants, who were infected with the new strain of virus, showed the symptoms of conjunctivitis, which is also known as pink-eye. 

Impaired Hearing

Hearing loss or ringing sound in the ears can also be a sign of severe coronavirus infection. According to a study published in the International Journal of Audiology last week, it has been claimed that the COVID-19 infection can lead to auditory problems. The annoying thing about it is that only you could hear the unpleasant sensation and it is not something produced externally and no one else could hear it. The study claimed that 7.6 per cent of people affected with COVID experienced some kind of hearing issues.

Gastrointestinal conditions

COVID-19 causes infection is normally believed to affect the upper respiratory system. However, a new study has found that diarrhoea and vomiting can be a sign of coronavirus. Experts have raised a flag that people who are having stomach discomfort must take it seriously.