Little-known signs about Omicron that you can mistake for food poisoning

At most people with the Omicron variant are experiencing common cold symptoms.

But experts have warned that there is a little-known sign of this bug that can really make you feel as though you have food poisoning.

While most people with Omicron feel as if they have a cold, experts say you may have stomach problems.


While most people with Omicron feel as if they have a cold, experts say you may have stomach problems.Credit: Getty

Health officials have said the infection can lead to symptoms other than respiratory problems.

The NHS says that the three main symptoms of coronavirus are a new persistent cough, a high temperature or a loss of taste and smell.

Data has previously revealed that the three most common Omicron signs causing Britons to struggle are coughs, fatigue and headaches.

These are different from three main symptoms of coronavirus launched by the NHS and unchanged since Covid hit our shores in March 2020.

Dr Bill Admire said most people with the Delta variant will experience some sort of breathing problems – of which upper respiratory problems are a major factor.

“But with Omicron, patients with gastrointestinal problems are experiencing flare-ups and more symptoms,” he said.

Talking to WPMI-TV he says there are a number of related symptoms that may appear.

Dr. Admire says that nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, loss of appetite and diarrhea can all be signs of Covid.

The ONS says that the least frequently reported symptoms are abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea or vomiting.

However, experts have said that while nausea or vomiting may not be the main sign of the virus, they can be along with other symptoms.

Studies have shown that people with Covid-19 can sometimes experience gastrointestinal symptoms.

Published in Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, experts found that nausea and vomiting were two of the most common symptoms alongside other important Covid symptoms such as sore throat or loss of taste and smell.

Research shows that problems like diarrhea, nausea and vomiting can be caused by Covid infections.

According to them, the reason people get sick is the body’s inflammatory response to a viral infection.

Data from the ONS also shows that the most reported symptoms decreased in December 2021 compared with November 2021, and the proportion of people reporting sore throats increased in the same month.


When more variations appear than possible symptom emerge – like muscle aches, intestinal problems and feeling dizzy.

A few are less common, but others are regularly recorded by people hacked with the latest variant.

An expert has warned that there are two signs that could mean you have Omicron.

Professor Tim Spector, lead scientist behind Zoe Symptom Research App, said: “There has been a significant increase in reports of sore throat and hoarse voice.

“So the frequency of those things is much more common than it used to be.

“It’s much more popular now with Omicron compared to other variants. So a sore throat is a really important sign of Omciron.

“People describe it as a sore throat that is itchy and very painful – something they haven’t really found before. other colds. “

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Emma Bowman

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