SOME long-term Omicron symptoms can last for months – and here’s how you can relieve them.
Although milder than earlier variants, Omicron can still leave patients with lingering Covid symptoms that can be debilitating.
Omicron is more difficult to identify because it has been found to mix with other symptoms of a seasonal illness such as the flu or the common cold.
Symptoms of covid infection It can be both physical and emotional, but luckily, there’s a way to feel better.
That’s because a string of positive studies shows that Omicron is milder than other strains, with data showing a 50 to 70 percent lower risk of hospitalization than Delta.
Health officials have repeatedly said the Covid booster shots protect against Omicron and offer the best chance of weathering the pandemic.
The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is helping to get additional vital vaccines in the UK’s arms to stem the need for any new restrictions and protect the NHS.
And Covid cases fell 33% in a week today – as London shows “encouraging” signs of a steady reduction in infections.
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In the last 24 hours, 129,587 new cases were reported by infected Britons.
This is a huge drop from the 194,747 infections recorded last Wednesday.
However, the number of deaths increased significantly yesterday and remained high today, with 398 new deaths reported this afternoon.
However, this does fit the pattern of a Covid wave – a few weeks from high cases, deaths are now sadly catching up to those harder hit with the virus.
People recovering from Covid may experience the following:
- muscle weakness and stiffness
- extreme fatigue and lack of energy
- reduced mobility
- shortness of breath
- accumulation of phlegm
- physically weaker
- loss of appetite and weight loss
- lack of smell or taste
- stomach problems and this includes heartburn, diarrhea and vomiting
- difficulty swallowing
On the other hand, some people experience mental and emotional trauma from Covid. Including:
- sleep problems – and can affect people who have been hospitalized, where it can be difficult to sleep in a Covid room
- Mental fog like being absent-minded and not thinking clearly
- sudden change in your mood
- depression or anxiety
- nightmare or flashback
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- confusion or delirium
But there are ways to relieve symptoms like phlegm build-up and that is deep breathing.
This technique opens up your lungs and helps clear up phlegm.
To do this, make sure you are comfortable, your chest and shoulders are relaxed, and do the following:
- Sit or lie in a comfortable position
- Place one hand on the abdomen under the ribs and the other on the chest
- Inhale deeply through your nose while letting your belly push your hands out. The hand on your stomach should move more than the hand on your chest
- Exhale with pursed lips like you’re trying to whistle. Feel the hand on your belly go in and use it to push all the air out
- Repeat this three to five times while taking time for each breath
If you are still struggling, please contact your GP or visit your local hospital for help.
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