Is nausea a symptom of coronavirus? – The Sun

WE all feel sick from time-to-time, and normally would continue our day without batting an eye-lid.

But with coronavirus cases on the rise, is feeling nauseous a cause for concern?

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Is nausea a symptom of coronavirus?

Yes, nausea is one of the symptoms of coronavirus although it is said to be mild.

If you're feeling nauseous then it's most likely that you want to vomit.

Other associated symptoms include dizziness, faintness, dry mouth, diarrhoea, fever, abdominal pain, and decreased urination.

Researchers analysed data from 204 patients with Covid-19 in China’s Hubei province and they discovered that 48.5 per cent of these patients arrived at the hospital with digestive symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting or abdominal pain.

Despite this, the number of people in the UK who have contracted coronavirus with nausea symptoms have been relatively low, accounting for just five per cent of the all symptoms.

Feeling sick is usually quite common and will eventually go away on its own.

What can I do if I feel nauseous?

If you do feel nauseous, it is vital that you avoid face-to-face medical help when possible.

Do not attend a GP surgery or hospital.

It is best to visit the NHS website for advice or call the NHS 111 coronavirus line if needed.

This is to protect yourself and others from Covid-19.


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Although the feeling should go away on its own, there are things you can do to stop feeling sick, which include:

  • Drinking ginger or peppermint tea
  • Eating foods that contain ginger – such as ginger biscuits
  • Take sips of a cold drink – some people find fizzy drinks best
  • Distract yourself – for example, listen to music or watch a film

Do I have to self-isolate if I feel nauseous?

Yes, you should self-isolate if you feel nauseous.

This is as a precaution, you may not have the virus if you don't have other symptoms.

Even though it is one of the milder symptoms of coronavirus, to keep yourself safe and to prevent the spread to others, it is essential that you stay home.

Self-isolating means you cannot leave your home for seven days if you live alone and 14 day if you live with others, who will also have to self-isolate for the same period of time.

Despite this, you can still get some fresh air in your garden, which is also said to help with nausea, according to the NHS.

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