Coronavirus Covid-19 Causes, Signs & Treatments

Covid-19 disease is caused when an individual gets an infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

Easily spread through respiratory droplets (cough, sneeze, etc.), Covid-19 has signs and symptoms very similar to a common cold or flu, Tiredness, Cough and Fever.

Additional Covid-19 Signs and Symptoms

While most people associate tiredness and cough with covid-19, additional signs and symptoms can include:

  • Rashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • Runny nose
  • Chest pains
  • Headache
  • Pink Eye

These symptoms range from mild too extreme.

In addition, some people experience symptoms for a few days, while others may experience them for weeks.

Individuals who are older or have significant medical conditions are also at a higher risk to experience more severe symptoms.

When To Seek Medical Attention

Individuals who have tested positive or have been around someone with covid-19 and begin to experience the following symptoms should seek immediate medical attention:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Trouble breathing
  • Trouble staying awake
  • Blue or gray skin

Covid-19 Treatment

There is currently only one medication available for covid-19.

The FDA has approved the following drugs as treatments options for covid-19.

  • Remdesivir
  • Paxlovid
  • Molnupiravir
  • Baricitinib
  • Monoclonal medications

Some of these drugs are only administered for hospitalized patients, and others may be prescribed for home recovery.

If you believe you or a loved one may have covid-19, make sure to get tested, following isolation guidelines so you don’t infect family and friends, and be sure to seek immediate medical attention if you experience severe symptoms of the disease.