Omicron: The top symptoms people experience

As the coronavirus variant, Omicron, has spread new symptoms have been reported.

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Based on data collected from the Zoe COVID Symptom Study, Business Insider created a chart to explain the 14 most common symptoms associated with the omicron variant.


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Most common symptoms associated with the COVID-19 variant Omicron

The chart uses data from January 5, 2022. The data was collected from people in the United Kingdom who tested positive during the first surge of the omicron variant. The top 14 symptoms are as follows:

  1. Runny nose
  2. Headache
  3. Fatigue
  4. Sneezing
  5. Sore throat
  6. Persistent cough
  7. Hoarse voice
  8. Chills or shivers
  9. Fever
  10. Dizziness
  11. Brain fog
  12. Muscle pains
  13. Loss of smell
  14. Chest pain

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How to manage symptoms

The senior vice president and global medical director for International SOS, Dr. Robert Quigley, said that symptoms associated with the this variant “may be difficult or impossible to stop.”

Quigley said that hydrating and  and over-the-counter cold medications can help reduce symptoms such as headache, sore throat, or fever.