Is chest pain a symptom of coronavirus? – The Sun


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Are chest pains a symptom of coronavirus?

If you have coronavirus your chest may begin to feel tight or you begin to feel as though you cannot breathe deeply enough to get a good breath, according to the World Health Organisation.

A tight chest and shortness of breath can be a third — and very serious — manifestation of Covid-19, and it can occur on its own, without a cough.

Although the most most common symptoms are fever, tiredness, and a dry cough.

What should I do if I have chest pains and a fever or cough?

If you live alone and develop symptoms it is recommended to stay at home for seven days after symptoms begin.

If you live with others, everyone in the house must stay at home and not leave for 14 days.

Studies show that people have the coronavirus without symptoms for five days on average.

If you have a tight chest, and are suffering shortness of breath do seek medical assistance if breathing is a problem.

What should I do if I only have chest pains?

If you are worried about symptoms you can go through the NHS 111 online service.

To protect others from coronavirus, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You should call 999 if you have sudden chest pain that: spreads to your arms, back, neck or jaw, makes your chest feel tight or heavy.

You should also call if the pain started with shortness of breath, sweating and feeling or being sick and lasts more than 15 minutes.

Chest pain can be a sign of other, life-threatening conditions including heart attack.


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What are the other symptoms of coronavirus?

A high temperature is a common symptom.

This means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back, you do not need to measure your temperature with a thermometer.

A new, continuous and dry cough is also a symptom.

This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.

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