The deadly disease known as Coronavirus which is also referred to as cold sore is a virus that causes a fever, headache, stiffness of the neck and hand, loss of appetite, vomiting and discomfort in the joints. It commonly affects people in their early twenties. Cases have been reported all over the world. The most common areas of occurrence include the United States of America, Europe, Australia, Canada, India, China, Latin America, Japan, Pakistan and parts of Asia. The illness tends to affect people during their school years, college years and maybe once in their lifetime if they have had a family member who has had the condition.
The name itself tells us that it is an extremely contagious virus which spreads easily through contact with an infected person’s sores. There are approximately 5 million cases reported every year which are commonly mistaken to be something else such as the common cold or flu. A case of Coronavirus does not necessarily mean that there is another condition that is being suffered by another person. The symptoms are often very similar to those experienced by common colds and flu.
There are no specific patterns which can indicate if a person is carrying the virus or not. A simple test is done to determine if a person is infected with the virus and this is known as a positive test result. However, a negative test result does not always mean that the person does not have it, but the odds are far lower compared to those with positive results.
Symptoms of Coronavirus tend to manifest themselves in the form of flu-like symptoms which include fever, swollen glands in the neck and hand, loss of appetite, headache, chills, night sweats and body aches. People with the illness often notice that their hands and feet become itchy and start to break out with small sores and blisters. If the virus is left untreated the sores can become extremely painful as well as ooze and bleed. The virus is usually spread from one person to another on shared items such as towels or bed covers. These outbreaks can last for days or even months depending on how the virus is spread.
Smaller outbreaks can occur on the face, scalp, eyes or inside the mouth. However, the most common symptom of Coronavirus is sores that develop on the lips, face, arms, legs and roof of the mouth on the top of the upper lip. These sores often burst and become crusty and painful. However, some people can experience difficulty in swallowing due to the presence of sores on the inside of the mouth. The blisters tend to be warm and itchy, with a tendency to get infected after a few hours.
The symptoms of Coronavirus tend to occur quickly and can be mild to severe. It is often the case that these symptoms do not have any apparent cause and only start to show up weeks after coming into contact with the common strain of the virus. The more severe symptoms of Coronavirus can include fever, anorexia, an increase in the heart rate and sometimes swollen lymph nodes. This condition is known as being Coronavirus-complicated.
The symptoms of Coronavirus tend to occur more during the night and when the person is asleep or resting, unless there is a very good cause to believe they are contagious. However, there are certain circumstances that could induce the symptoms of Coronavirus, such as touching an object that had come into contact with the sufferer’s hands, or sharing eating, drinking or other fluids. The symptoms of Coronavirus also tend to occur more during the winter months, because the cold weather makes the hands and feet colder, and leaves little protection for the skin. Therefore, Coronavirus symptoms can occur much more easily, as the cold weather makes the symptoms worse.
Although Coronavirus is not spread by air, it can be transferred from one person to another via infected hands. This means that if you are worried that you have come into contact with someone who has the infection, then you should wash your hands thoroughly to try and remove any traces of the disease that may have been left behind. This is particularly important if the person has recently spent time in a country where the infection is prevalent, as the disease can be carried around by travelling. If possible, you should wash your hands as many times as possible, especially after touching money or any other item that has come into contact with the person’s hands. If the infection does occur in your home, then you should try to remove any possible trace of the fungus, and should keep your hands as clean as possible, both before and after washing.