COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, usually after 4-5 days. The first symptom to develop is likely fever, which usually develops in the first week of illness.
Fever can develop in combination with other symptoms such as:
A person who develops severe COVID-19 may experience the following symptoms:
People who experience these symptoms must seek immediate medical attention.
Fortunately, mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms can be managed at home through the following steps:
Talk to your doctor for more information on how to manage mild COVID-19 at home.
Shop at Watsons for prescription medications and other essential healthcare needs.
References: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/covid-19-symptoms-usually-show-up-in-this-order#The-bottom-line. Accessed 15 September 2021 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html. Accessed 15 September 2021 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/progression-of-covid-19-symptoms#summary. Accessed 15 September 2021 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html. Accessed 15 September 2021 https://caro.doh.gov.ph/how-to-take-care-of-a-person-with-covid-19-at-home/. Accessed 15 September 2021 https://www.fda.gov/drugs/information-drug-class/qa-consumers-hand-sanitizers-and-covid-19. Accessed 15 September 2021
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