Omicron’s symptoms are similar to common cold: British study

In conjunction with a British study warning that half of those infected with colds may be infected with the Omicron mutant, the Egyptian Drug Authority set medical instructions and advice to avoid repeated exposure to persistent colds during the winter period.

Abdel Ghaffar said, through the official page of the Ministry of Health on Facebook, that the symptoms of Omicron are similar to a cold, which is the most common among those infected with COVID-19 in London, where the mutated Omicron predominates.

He pointed out that the most prominent symptoms of Omicron are a runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing and sore throat.

The Egyptian Drug Authority instructed, on Thursday evening, on its official page on Facebook, citizens that want to strengthen their immune system and enhance the prevention of colds.

The instructions were summarized in the following:

-Doing exercise daily and continuously.

-Refraining from smoking as much as possible.

-Eating healthy meals and foods, especially vegetables and fresh fruits.

-Sleeping enough hours per day.

-Drinking water continuously.

-Continuous and proper ventilation of the house during the winter season to avoid catching colds.

The dangers of using a cold injection:

In a related context, the Egyptian Drug Authority earlier, through an awareness post on its official page on Facebook, warned citizens against using what is popularly called the “cold syringe”, or the so-called magic mixture to treat colds, which is a mixture of “cold injections”, like antibiotic, cortisone, and pain reliever.

Treatment of the common cold depends on some medicines:

The authority confirmed that the treatment of colds depends on some medications that help reduce the severity of symptoms, after consulting a doctor or a specialist pharmacist, and it is necessary to undergo a medical examination before taking such doses of injections that have spread widely in society to treat infection from colds.

Half of people with colds may have the Omicron variant:

A British study warned that half of those who show symptoms of colds are infected with COVID-19.

The Zoe COVID Study team, specialized in studying COVID-19, advised those who show symptoms similar to cold symptoms, to undergo a coronavirus examination.

For most people, those infected with the Omicron have very similar symptoms to the common cold, like sore throat, runny nose and headaches, the BBC quoted Professor Tim Spector, chief scientist on the ZOE app as saying.

According to the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, on Tuesday, the symptoms of the new Omicron mutant, based on preliminary data are similar to a cold.

Related Articles

Back to top button