My husband has been infected with Covid-19 for 11 days, often has migraine headaches, even gets dizzy, wants to fall when he sits up. Ask your doctor if this condition is dangerous? (Nguyen, 33 years old)
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Headache is one of the common symptoms for patients with Covid-19, especially F0 infected with the Omicron variant, due to the body’s inflammatory response when fighting the virus.
Usually, headaches last 3-5 days or more, even a few months after the patient recovers from Covid-19, depending on each person’s condition. The patient has pain on one side of the head or the whole head. Headaches caused by Covid are also more common in people under the age of 65. In addition, for some Covid-19 patients, headaches may be caused by the patient’s excessive stress or prolonged anxiety.
If a headache is caused by Covid-19, patients treated at home should use over-the-counter pain relievers such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) to relieve pain, but read the instructions carefully. used in medicine box. Note, patients should not take Acetaminophen for more than 10 days to relieve pain (children should not take more than 5 days), unless directed by a specialist. If the pain persists for more than 10 days and gets worse, you should call your doctor or go to the hospital.
As was the case with your husband, migraines and lightheadedness, sensitivity to movement, could be signs of vestibular neuritis. This inflammatory disorder is usually caused by a virus, which affects the nerves in the balance part of the inner ear. In particular, the Sars-CoV-2 virus may also be the culprit.
Because the information you gave is not detailed and I did not examine it directly, I cannot draw any further conclusions about your husband’s case. Ideally, your husband should go to the hospital for a checkup. Depending on the medical condition, the doctor may ask the patient to perform some more laboratory tests to strengthen the diagnosis base and have the appropriate treatment.
Wishing you and your family well!
BS.CKI Dao Huy Hieu
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Central Military Hospital 108