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Unusual COVID-19 symptoms continue to show up among patients

COVID-19 symptoms aren’t all the same. In fact, experts suggest unusual symptoms are popping up, too

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COVID-19 symptoms aren’t all the same. In fact, experts suggest unusual symptoms are popping up, too.
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Unusual COVID-19 symptoms continue to pop up throughout the country as researchers struggle to understand the full impact of the novel coronavirus.

What’s going on?

Physicians, doctors and studies have all noted less-common symptoms among COVID-19 patients.

For example, Dr. Noe Mateo, Sanford Health infectious disease specialist, recently told KXNET.com he has seen a wide range of unusual COVID-19 symptoms among patients.

He said the most common unusual symptom was related to brain function, which has been a constant symptom among COVID patients, per Johns Hopkins.

  • “A few patients of mine were really very descriptive about how they were having trouble with how well they can think. We’re talking about folks who have typically relied on a lot of cognitive function, high-level executive function. That was one of those early unusual findings I’ve heard about,” said Mateo.

Similarly, a British researcher recently said there have been more reported cases of tongue discoloration, enlargement and other mouth issues among COVID-19 patients, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • “Seeing increasing numbers of COVID tongues and strange mouth ulcers. If you have a strange symptom or even just headache and fatigue stay at home!” he said.

What should you do?

Mateo told KXNET.com said anyone experiencing unusual symptoms should consult with their doctor.