An expert has discovered a new yet peculiar omicron variant symptom.
As COVID-19 spreads across the country, a peculiar omicron variant symptom has appeared.
According to Dr. John Torres, senior medical correspondent for NBC News, one of the most prominent COVID-19 symptoms – loss of taste and smell — is not common among omicron variant patients.
“People are reporting night sweats, which is a really weird symptom that they say they have,” Torres said on “Today.”
As I reported for the Deseret News, night sweats have become one of the most prevalent omicron variant symptoms, along with muscular pains, weariness, and scratchy throats.
Torres said that if you begin to feel ill, regardless of the symptoms, you should presume you have COVID-19.
- “So if you start getting sick, essentially you have to assume it’s COVID unless proven otherwise,” he said. “And by that I mean make sure you isolate yourself (and) get a test to make sure it’s not COVID.”
- “You notice there’s a lot of overlap in those symptoms, and that’s why it can be so hard to tell the difference between all of them,” Torres said. “But there are a few differences.”
Dr. Amir Khan of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service informed the British tabloid The Sun that night sweats have also become a COVID-19 symptom for the omicron version.
- Khan said the night sweats “those kind of drenching night sweats where you might have to get up and change your clothes.
According to Al Jazeera, Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor who raised the alert about the omicron coronavirus variation, indicated at the start of the omicron variant wave that the symptoms are typically “very, very light” compared to earlier COVID-19 strains.