New Delhi, Lifestyle Desk. The symptoms of the new variant Omicron of Kovid-19 are very similar to those of the common cold. There are minor differences in these, which can make it difficult to differentiate between the two conditions affecting the respiratory system. At a time when Omicron cases are increasing rapidly, the symptoms of cold and virus can leave anyone in a state of confusion. However, experts have advised to be cautious about two symptoms of Omicron.

By recognizing these signs, you will be able to get treatment at the right time, which will also avoid the seriousness of the disease.

two unusual signs

Preliminary studies to understand Omicron suggest that it does not have the same symptoms as the early COVID forms. According to experts, it is common for different variants to have different symptoms. It’s the same with Omicron. But Omicron’s symptoms are similar to those of a cold, but it is accompanied by two other symptoms that are not seen in the case of a cold, and they are headache and weakness.

Other Common Symptoms of Omicron

According to the WHO, the new variant can infect more people as it is three times more transmissible than the previous one. In some cases the virus can even surpass the immunity provided by vaccines and natural infection. However, Omicron’s symptoms are not as severe as the delta variant, which caused a second wave and killed millions of people worldwide earlier this year.

Although there is still more research to be done, common symptoms of Omicron include:

Mild fever that gets better on its own

– Weakness

– Itchy or sore throat

– terrible pain in the body

The loss of taste and aroma will not be observed due to the Omicron variant, as in the previous infection of Kovid-19, which was generally considered to be a major sign of viral infection.

What is the difference between Delta and Omicron?

Experts are not yet able to clearly tell the difference between the symptoms of Omicron and Delta. The collected data shows that 50 percent of people experience 3 symptoms of corona virus – fever, cough and loss of taste and aroma. Apart from this, other symptoms which are seen in both the variants are:

– running nose

– Headache

– mild to severe weakness

– sneezing

– Sore throat

How to protect yourself from Omicron?

The risk associated with infection can be reduced only with the help of vaccine. The risk of getting infected increases due to Christmas and New Years. Even if you have got both doses of the vaccine, then it is better to stay home and stay away from social gathering. Wear a mask at all times, take care of cleanliness and if you feel symptoms, then definitely contact the doctor.

Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

Edited By: Ruhee Parvez