Omicron symptoms may include night sweats

As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, it is reported that some patients are experiencing new symptoms.

Doctors say some people now report night sweats, a symptom that is also associated with sleep disorders, some cancers and the flu.

According to the Mayo Clinic, night sweats are “repeated episodes of extreme perspiration that can wake up your nightwear or bedding and are related to an underlying medical condition or illness.”

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Dr John Torres noted on the “Today” show that night sweats are a “very strange symptom” and said that people do not report a loss of taste or smell so much with omicron.

A woman is trying to sleep

A woman is trying to sleep
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Appeared on ITV’s “Lorraine”, cried Dr. Amir Khan of the UK’s National Health Service called on the bureau to update its list of symptoms – including night sweats.

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Typical COVID-19 symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), include fever as cold, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting and new loss of taste or smell.

People can best protect themselves from the omicron variant by staying “up-to-date” on their COVID-19 vaccines, such as wearing a well-fitting mask inside a public setting, social distance and washing hands with soap and water.

While there are still many unknowns about the variant, CDC data show omicron accounts for about 98% of new COVID-19 cases.

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According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the U.S. saw 776,455 new cases and 1,875 deaths in the last day.

The United States has reported more than 64 million confirmed cases and more than 846,400 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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