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COVID tongue: A new symptom of coronavirus patients? Find out what it is

According to researchers, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, muscle pain, cough and shortness of breath as signs of having contracted the coronavirus. However, a new sign, “Covid tongue,” has emerged, and scientists are urging people to be wary of this new symptom, as infections of this new strain of coronavirus are on the rise, especially in England.


What is the Covid Tongue symptom and how does it present itself?


Tom Spector, a scientist at King’s College, states that this new symptom of Covid-19 attacks the tongue of those who have contracted the virus and causes discomfort. He also mentions that one in five people with coronavirus have presented this sign. It is said to be due to the new strain that has emerged in Great Britain.


This sign appears on the tongue with a discoloration or sometimes a strange texture, as well as swelling and pain on the tongue. However, it can also be caused by poor oral hygiene.


In which countries has this symptom occurred?


So far it has occurred mainly in England, due to the new strain, although there are also cases in Spain.


What are the main symptoms of Covid-19?


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these are the most common symptoms of coronavirus:

  • Fever over 37 degrees
  • Dry cough
  • Tiredness
    In addition to others such as conjunctivitis, headache, sore throat, loss of sense of smell and taste, muscle pain and now the “covid tongue”.