When is an earache just an earache, and when might it be a symptom of COVID-19?
Prevention asked experts including Richard Watkins, M.D., an infectious disease physician and professor of internal medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University.
First, a review of the most common symptoms of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
While an earache is a possible symptom, “I have not seen this with any of my patients,” Dr. Watkins told Prevention.
Read the full article in Prevention.