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Doctor reveals new nightly omicron variant symptom

A new omicron symptom reportedly happens at night

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Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press

A doctor in the United Kingdom has revealed a new COVID-19 symptom from the omicron variant — really bad night sweats.

Dr. Amir Khan, a physician with the U.K.’s National Health Service, told the U.K. newspaper The Sun that the night sweats are “those kind of drenching night sweats where you might have to get up and change your clothes.”

  • Khan said scratchy throats, dry cough, extreme fatigue and muscle aches are all leading COVID-19 symptoms, too.

Khan said it’s important for health officials to note these symptoms so that patients know they’ll need a test if they experience them, according to the New York Post.

  • “This is important, and it’s important that we keep on top of these symptoms,” he told The Sun. “If we are going to track Omicron and track it worldwide, we need to be able to test people with these symptoms.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard a mention of night sweats. Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor who rang the alarm on the omicron coronavirus variant, said some COVID-19 symptoms from the new variant are often “very, very mild” compared to COVID-19 symptoms of the delta variant, according to Al Jazeera.

  • Night sweats were ranked as one of the most common omicron variant symptoms. Muscle aches, fatigue and scratchy throats were other common symptoms tied the virus variant