Health Team

CDC: New COVID-19 symptoms include stuffy nose, nausea, diarrhea

Posted June 30, 2020 10:58 a.m. EDT
Updated July 1, 2020 5:27 a.m. EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its list of COVID-19 symptoms to include stuff or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

The full list includes:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms appear 2 to 14 days after someone is exposed to the virus and can range from mild to severe. People will experience different symptoms, including those not on the list.

In many cases, coronavirus symptoms can be managed at home. People should seek emergency care if they experience the following:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Anyone with symptoms is asked self-isolate at home to avoid spreading the virus to vulnerable populations.

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