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Doctors say this is how long your Omicron symptoms will last

OMICRON can keep you locked in your house for days at a time.

But the good news is that it’s unlikely you’ll get a mild cold, largely thanks to immunity from the vaccine.

Omicron has the potential to make you unwell for more than a week

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Omicron has the potential to make you unwell for more than a weekCredit: Alamy

The stabs made a huge difference in reducing severity and – according to experts – duration Covid Sickness.

Most of the population has been hit before Omicron rise. But two doses are not enough to fight the super strain.

A booster shot is crucial for protection against Omicron, reducing the risk of hospitalization and thus avoid any strict rules of Covid.

Data has shown that most people with Omicron recover in less than a week.

According to the ZOE COVID Symptom Study, 70% of patients recovered Symptoms of omicron in seven days.

This compares with only 44% of those with Delta.

An astonishing 12% of those with Omicron – about one in eight – felt better in just one day, compared with 5% of Delta patients.

And a third (33%) is better in three days, compared to Delta’s 15%.

It means cut quarantine period of five days can be a blessing for a large number of people.

Professor Tim Spector, lead researcher, speak: “Many people get better, test negative, and return to normal life within those five days.”

Data based vaccinated individuals, so it is not possible to account for illness in people who have had one or not.

For them, the duration is “probably longer” and the disease “more severe”, warns Professor Spector.

The vast majority of people with Covid right now have cold-like symptoms, including a runny nose, headache, and sore throat.

Again, this is largely thanks to vaccines that have helped reduce the severity of the disease.

However, even though Omicron appears to be milder, it can still cause lingering symptoms for some unlucky people.

Studies have shown that even mild cases of Covid can cause persistent symptoms.

However, with fewer Covid patients being hospitalized, this could mean fewer people receiving Covid for long in the Omicron wave, some experts say.

US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci reiterated that prolonged Covid is a possibility regardless of variant.

“Prolonged COVID is possible regardless of which virus variant occurs,” he said. There is no evidence that there is any difference between Delta or Beta or now Omicron. ”

In an article for John Hopkins Medicine“People with mild cases of Covid-19 usually recover in one to two weeks,” says Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH, senior director of infection prevention.

“For severe cases, recovery can take six weeks or more and, in some cases, there can be lingering symptoms with or without damage to the heart, kidneys, lungs and brain”.

Timeline

Dr. Maragakis explains what you can expect in the Covid disease timeline.

There are three general stages, she said, starting with the incubation period.

“This is the time from infection to when symptoms appear,” said Dr. Maragakis.

“In general, you can see symptom beginning two to 14 days after infection. The incubation period varies between individuals and it varies depending on the variant.

“Even though you don’t have symptoms during the incubation period, you can spread the coronavirus to others during this period.”

Then comes “acute Covid-19,” which is the period when you feel unwell.

“Once symptoms appear, you have entered the acute phase,” says Dr.

“Active illness can last one to two weeks if you have mild or moderate coronavirus disease, but severe cases can last for months.

“Some people are asymptomatic, meaning they never had symptoms but got Covid-19.”

Finally there is Covid recovery, which can include post-Covid symptoms such as cough, fever, weakness or fatigue.

Known as persistent Covid, this can “live for weeks or even months after you recover from an acute illness,” Dr. Maragakis said.

Professor Tim Spector, leader of the ZOE COVID Symptom Study, reveals how long it usually takes for vaccinated people to recover from an acute illness with Delta or Omicron

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Professor Tim Spector, leader of the ZOE COVID Symptom Study, reveals how long it usually takes for vaccinated people to recover from an acute illness with Delta or OmicronCredit: YouTube ZOE
Important Omicron symptom to look out for – and it’s changed since Delta

https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/17459399/how-long-covid-omicron-symptoms-last/ Doctors say this is how long your Omicron symptoms will last

Emma Bowman

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