Omicron “Usually” Feels Like This, Say Doctors — Eat This Not That

By Ghuman


Omicron is a condition that affects many people, but is often overlooked or misunderstood. It is a condition that can cause a variety of physical and mental symptoms, including fatigue, headaches, and difficulty concentrating. While there is no cure for omicron, there are ways to manage the symptoms and improve quality of life. In this article, we will discuss what omicron “usually” feels like, according to doctors, and provide some tips on how to eat to help manage the condition.

Usually Feels Like This, Say Doctors — Eat This Not That

Omicron is a condition that affects many people, and it can be difficult to manage. Doctors say that it usually feels like a combination of fatigue, pain, and difficulty concentrating. It can be hard to know what to do when you’re feeling this way, but there are some things you can do to help manage your symptoms.

First, it’s important to eat a healthy diet. Eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can help you feel better and give you more energy. Avoid processed foods and sugary snacks, as these can make your symptoms worse. Additionally, make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.

Second, make sure to get enough rest. Omicron can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough rest. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, and avoid caffeine and alcohol late in the day. Additionally, make sure to take breaks throughout the day to give your body a chance to rest.

Finally, make sure to talk to your doctor about your symptoms. They can help you find the best treatment plan for your individual needs. They may also be able to recommend lifestyle changes or medications that can help you manage your symptoms.

Omicron can be difficult to manage, but with the right lifestyle changes and treatments, you can make sure you’re feeling your best. Eating a healthy diet, getting enough rest, and talking to your doctor can all help you manage your symptoms and feel better.

The Omicron variant has changed the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s so contagious that it’s pushed caseloads to record levels. Although it seems to cause milder illness and is less likely to result in hospitalizations, experts say it’s still important to do your part to avoid contracting the virus and spreading it to more vulnerable people. So what symptoms indicate that you might be infected with Omicron and should self-isolate? Here’s what doctors say Omicron usually feels like. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.

Ill young blond woman having fever and blowing her nose while having a blanket on her shoulders and sitting on the couch with her eyes closed and table with pills in front of her

According to the scientists at the COVID Symptom Study, who have been tracking symptoms associated with new COVID cases, Omicron symptoms aren’t appreciably different than those of the Delta variant. In fact, the five most commonly reported symptoms are the same. They include runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing and sore throat.

People who’ve contracted the Omicron variant have also frequently reported loss of appetite and brain fog, the researchers said. Another common symptom is back pain, CBS News reported, adding, “While the frequency of some symptoms may have changed with Omicron, doctors say there is no evidence of significantly different or new symptoms that have not been seen in previous COVID-19 cases.” 

One symptom that seems to be less common is loss of taste or smell, says UC Davis Health.

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Experts basically agree that if you’ve been vaccinated, Omicron seems to cause less severe symptoms than previous variants. People who are unvaccinated seem more likely to experience symptoms that were common with COVID’s first waves, such as shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, and body aches. And they tend to have more severe illness. “If you look at the ones who’re in the ICU or need to be on a ventilator, it’s much more the unvaccinated,” Dr. Matthew Sims, an infectious-disease expert in Michigan, told NPR this week.

Woman being sick having flu sitting on bed alone at home, having high fever or temperature, touching forehead

According to the CDC, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • 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
Close-up of young man getting PCR test at doctor's office during coronavirus epidemic.

Suspicions that the flu and COVID might merge to create a “flurona” epidemic didn’t pan out. But Omicron is surging at the precise height of cold and flu season. So how do you tell if your cough, scratchy throat and sneezing is a cold, flu or COVID? You really can’t, experts say. Their advice: If you’re having any unusual symptoms, you should assume it’s COVID. Get tested and self-isolate until you know the results.

If you test positive for COVID, the CDC now advises that you isolate for five days after the date any symptoms started (as long as your symptoms are improving and you’ve been fever-free for at least 24 hours without using any fever-reducing medications). If you test positive but don’t have symptoms, you should isolate for five days from the date of your COVID test. 

If you’re unsure if you should seek medical care for your COVID symptoms, the CDC has published a “coronavirus self checker” that can help you determine if you need further treatment.

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Follow the fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated ASAP; if you live in an area with low vaccination rates, wear an N95 face mask, don’t travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don’t go indoors with people you’re not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don’t visit any of these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.