The Covid Tongue

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The Covid Tongue

Published on Jan 18, 2021

The number of Covid-19 symptoms have expanded and continued to increase since the outbreak of the novel virus over 9 months ago. As the bid to curb the spread of the virus continues to rage on, new and unusual symptoms have come up to wreak havoc in the public. Although, fever, fatigue and dry cough are some of the major signs of SARs-COV-02, a rare and strange symptom has been established amongst Covid-19 patients recently, which causes infection inside the mouth.

According to Professor Tim Spector, an epidemiologist at King’s College London, one of the unusual warning signs of Covid-19 may be developing in the mouth. He claims to be seeing an increase in the number of Covid patients suffering with uncomfortable symptoms in their mouth, like coated tongue or Covid tongue, as he calls it. Apart from that, he also claims there is an increasing number of Covid tongues and strange mouth ulcers in Covid-19 patients.

Covid tongue can cause patches and ulcers all across your mouth, though the tongue returns back to normal in a week's time. But if you notice patches on your tongue, consult your doctor immediately and get yourself tested.

Covid tongue can cause serious infection inside the mouth and also form patches all over the tongue. This may seem alarming at first, but it's a harmless condition, which will resolve itself after some days or weeks. However, if in case you develop Covid tongue, alongside other symptoms of Covid-19, it is important to get yourself tested and confirm if you have contracted the virus or not. In the meantime, you must self-isolate yourself and take necessary precautions, so as to contain the spread of the virus.

While new and unusual symptoms of Covid-19 continue to expand and increase, it is also necessary to be aware of the most common symptoms. The novel virus brings along with it different medical conditions that can go from mild to severe symptoms. Some of the most common signs of Covid-19 are below:

- Fever

- Dry cough

- Sore throat

- Runny and stuffy nose

- Chest pain and shortness of breath

- Fatigue

- Gastrointestinal infection

- Loss of sense of smell and taste

In case of such mouth infections accompanied by other symptoms of Covid-19, ensure you get yourself tested and treated properly. In order to avert such medical complications, it is necessary you follow all precautionary measures to contain the spread of the virus. Endeavour you wear your masks at all times and maintain social distancing in public. Use hand sanitizers and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, so as to avert any unnecessary contamination.

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