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The 98 symptoms of COVID-19, explained

Are there 98 symptoms of COVID-19?

Utah Air Force Airman writes notes on a COVID-19 test in Salt Lake City. There are nearly 100 symptoms for COVID-19.
Utah Air Force Airman 1st Class Tanner Allen writes notes on a COVID-19 test at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Monday, May 17, 2021. There are nearly 100 symptoms of COVID-19.
Annie Barker, Deseret News

The novel coronavirus isn’t a simple disease you just get through in a weekend. Experts and public health officials have continually warned that the virus could leave long-lasting effects that impact you for the long haul.

In total, people infected with the coronavirus have reported close to 100 different symptoms, according to the COVID-19 Long Hauler Symptoms Survey Report from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The report — which you read in full here — details the different symptoms people feel from having COVID-19 over time.

Here’s a full list of the symptoms of COVID-19 you could suffer from during your run with the disease, or in the months after it.

  1. Fatigue.
  2. Muscle or body aches.
  3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  4. Difficulty concentrating or focusing.
  5. Inability to exercise or be active.
  6. Headache.
  7. Difficulty sleeping.
  8. Anxiety.
  9. Memory problems.
  10. Dizziness.
  11. Persistent chest pain or pressure.
  12. Cough.
  13. Joint pain.
  14. Heart palpitations.
  15. Diarrhea.
  16. Sore throat.
  17. Night sweats.
  18. Partial or complete loss of sense of smell.
  19. Tachycardia.
  20. Fever or chills.
  21. Hair loss.
  22. Blurry vision.
  23. Congested or runny nose.
  24. Sadness.
  25. Neuropathy in feet and hands.
  26. Reflux or heartburn.
  27. Changing symptoms.
  28. Partial or complete loss of sense of taste.
  29. Phlegm in back of throat.
  30. Abdominal pain.
  31. Lower back pain.
  32. Shortness of breath or exhaustion from bending over.
  33. Nausea or vomiting.
  34. Weight gain.
  35. Clogged ears.
  36. Dry eyes.
  37. Calf cramps.
  38. Tremors or shakiness.
  39. Sleeping more than normal.
  40. Upper back pain.
  41. Floaters or flashes of light in vision.
  42. Rash.
  43. Constant thirst.
  44. Nerve sensations.
  45. Tinnitus or humming in ears.
  46. Changed sense of taste.
  47. Sharp or sudden chest pain.
  48. Confusion.
  49. Muscle twitching.
  50. Feeling irritable.
  51. Weight loss.
  52. Post nasal drip.
  53. Dry throat.
  54. High blood pressure.
  55. Dry or peeling skin.
  56. Swollen hands or feet.
  57. Heat intolerance.
  58. Mouth sores or sore tongue.
  59. Neck muscle pain.
  60. Chills but no fever.
  61. “Hot” blood rush.
  62. Phantom smells.
  63. Bone aches in extremities.
  64. Feeling of burning skin.
  65. Extreme pressure at base of head or occipital nerve.
  66. Swollen lymph nodes.
  67. Brain pressure.
  68. Kidney pain.
  69. Spikes in blood pressure.
  70. Costochondritis.
  71. Hand or wrist pain.
  72. Bulging veins.
  73. Abnormally low temperature.
  74. Mid-back pain at base of ribs.
  75. Burning sensations.
  76. Jaw pain.
  77. Painful scalp.
  78. Arrhythmia.
  79. Low blood oxygen.
  80. Cold burning feeling in lungs.
  81. Cracked or dry lips.
  82. Goiter or lump in the throat.
  83. Foot pain.
  84. Eye stye or infection.
  85. Covid toes.
  86. Low blood pressure.
  87. Dry scalp or dandruff.
  88. Kidney issues or protein in the urine.
  89. UTI.
  90. Hormone imbalances.
  91. Thrush.
  92. Gerd with excessive salivation.
  93. Personality change (drastic).
  94. Herpes, EBV or Trigeminal neuralgia.
  95. Anemia.
  96. Elevated thyroid.
  97. Bilateral neck throbbing around lymph nodes.
  98. Syncope.

Reminder: These symptoms were reported by individuals who suffered from COVID-19.

Can COVID-19 vaccine stop long COVID symptoms?

Public health experts have suggested that the COVID-19 vaccine might help people heal from their long COVID-19 symptoms, as I wrote for the Deseret News. And the vaccines might stop fully vaccinated people from getting long COVID-19 symptoms, too.

  • “It’s a phenomenon that doctors and scientists are watching closely, but as with much about the yearlong coronavirus pandemic, there are many uncertainties,” according to The New York Times.