The 8 signs you may have had coronavirus without knowing it – Leicestershire Live

They might not be a popular idea but vaccine passports look likely to become a feature of our lives over the coming months.

Whether vaccine passports are only used for large public events or become more common during routine parts of our days, the likelihood is that people will be asked to prove one of three things:

  • That they’ve had their vaccine already
  • That they have had a recent negative test for Covid-19
  • That they have antibodies because they have had the virus

It is estimated that about half of everyone in England has probably had the virus at some stage in the past year – and therefore have the antibodies – but a lot of us will not know about it.

But if you had Covid-19 without becoming sick, there are some signs you may have noticed when you were infected, BirminghamLive reports.

These are some of the milder symptoms you might expect:

Cough – with a difference

Persistent coughs are a well-known sign that you may be infected with coronavirus.

Typically, these sound different to the usual cough you’ll get – and they even differ from ‘smokers cough’ too.

Red eyes

The College of Optometrists said: “It is recognised that any upper respiratory tract infection may result in viral conjunctivitis as a secondary complication, and this is also the case with Covid.

“However, it is unlikely that a person would present with viral conjunctivitis secondary to Covid without other symptoms of fever or a continuous cough as conjunctivitis seems to be a late feature where is has occurred.”

Breathlessness

Dyspnea – the term for when someone has difficulty breathing – may be coupled with a tightness in the chest, rapid breathing and heart palpatations.

Stomach trouble

A newly published study by the American Journal of Gastroenterology links tummy problems to Covid.

They found that 48.5 per cent of 204 people who have been infected by the coronavirus in China’s Hubei province had digestive symptoms such as diarrhoea.

Fatigue

The big issue affecting Covid sufferers months on appears to be a fatigue and tiredness which is incredibly difficult to overcome for those who have had Covid.

Brain fog

Brain fog has plagued Long Covid sufferers, with people detailing accounts of experiencing it for months after battling the bug.

Hot to touch

A high temperature is considered a fever when it reaches 37.7C (100F).

Sudden loss of taste or smell

The three official symptoms of Covid-19 listed by the NHS include a persistent, hard-to-shift cough, which develops quickly.

Others include a sudden loss of taste or smell, which was the third official symptom discovered by the likes of the NHS and WHO.

Other signs include a fever or high temperature.