It is starting to feel like EVERY possible little thing is a symptom of COVID, right?
Breathing trouble, coughing, nausea, body tingles, purple hands and feet, stuffy nose, headache, fatigue, chills, fever, red eyes, no taste, loss of smell —
The list of symptoms just keeps getting longer!!
Now, we can add one more thing to the ever-growing list of COVID symptoms — “Covid Tongue.”
What in the world is that?
It seems a British researcher is tracking the warning signs of COVID, and he has noticed that more and more COVID-positive people are complaining they have tongue discoloration, tongue enlargement, or other mouth problems, like ulcers.
It may not be that the mouth is vulnerable to the new coronavirus, but that Covid-19 may set up an immune circumstance such that other viruses such as herpes labialis — the herpes virus above the waist, or herpes simplex virus type 1, which causes an infection of the lips, mouth, or gums — may perhaps activate.MSN
The CDC hasn’t listed this so-called “COVID Tongue” as one of the symptoms of the coronavirus, but they admit they are still “learning more about the new coronavirus so the page doesn’t include all possible warning signs.”
Keep in mind, the phenomenon of losing your sense of smell and taste seemed strange at first, but it quickly became one of the major symptoms that a lot of people with COVID are experiencing.
So, do we need to be leery, and keep an obsessive eye on our mouth region?
Well, it’s always a good idea to be cautious. If you are experiencing ANY symptoms, it’s probably a good idea to go get checked out and tested.
AFTERALL, we want to keep those around us as safe as possible, right?
And, for goodness sakes — wear your mask and social distance. Just do it. Help stop the spread.