What does it feel like when you contact Covid-19?


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Recently 2-3 cases of Covid-19 popped up in our apartment building all of a sudden. One of them had already contacted the disease last year so this year the symptoms were present in him only for 3 days and didn't do much damage. Rest of them were quite new to this and one of the household that contacted the disease was on our floor right next to our house.

A latest government mandate states that if any positive cases are found in apartment buildings, a whole team of Covid-19 crew would come to take the RT-PCR test for all of the inhabitants of that apartment.

We took the test about two days ago and got the results the next day. Unfortunately, my mother got a text message on her cell phone stating that she had been tested positive.

Coming to the symptoms:

She was a bit feverish initially for few days. She was taking paracetamol and the fever subsided.

Then came the pain behind eyes and leg pain in calf/knee joint area.

Next symptom was tastelessness and no sense of smell.

Whatever food was being eaten was being vomitted out soon after eating. And because of that, there was weakness in the body which was giving her the chills.

Diarrhea is common during this time.

Now she has started eating and taking tablets so things seem to be getting a bit better. There is no fever now and the cold feeling has subsided because of eating.

Oxygen levels are normal.

It's recommended to eat time to time while one has contacted the disease. And also make sure to stay hydrated.

When it comes to me, I was tested negative but since the night of the test day, I started coughing and the taste of the sputum was a weird one.

Today I got a slight headache and body was heating up. I took a Zinc tablet and Paracetamol and I was fine in no time.

Still having a bit of coughing and sneezing.

Hoping to get cured as soon as possible.

Will update on the next few days soon.

Until then, take care guys!