Is ‘Covid Tongue’ An Omicron Symptom?

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  • Nearly two years into the global pandemic, we’re still learning about COVID’s rarer symptoms.
  • The effects of the COVID tongue vary from person to person, according to the U.K.’s ZOE Covid Study, which tracks the occurrence of dozens of coronavirus symptoms.
  • The virus may also be hitting your salivary glands, says Healthline, which could be causing them to produce less saliva and give you that feeling of dry mouth.

We’re still learning about COVID’s uncommon symptoms nearly two years after the global pandemic began. A disorder is known as “COVID tongue” affects an unknown number of people who contract the coronavirus as reported by News Nation.

Various effects 

The effects of the COVID tongue vary from person to person, according to the U.K.’s ZOE Covid Study, which tracks the occurrence of dozens of coronavirus symptoms.

Some people report more minor versions, like having a dry mouth.

Others notice white patches on their tongues, or they notice swelling and/or ulcers.

There are also cases of people developing a “geographic tongue” following a COVID infection.

The virus may also be hitting your salivary glands, says Healthline, which could be causing them to produce less saliva and give you that feeling of dry mouth.

Relatively rare 

How prevalent the COVID tongue is with omicron remains to be seen.

It seems to be relatively rare overall, but there hasn’t been a recent scientific study published.

It was not among the 20 most commonly reported omicron symptoms, according to the ZOE Covid Study.

The most common symptoms appear to be a runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing and sore throat.

If you think you have COVID-related tongue inflammation or other pain/discomfort in your mouth, contact your doctor for treatment options.

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Source: News Nation

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