Brits are complaining of a new Omicron symptom that appears to have emerged as the virus continues to spread. Infections reached a new high this week as more than a million people were reported to be infected.
Many are reporting they have cold-like symptoms when they develop it. However, there are now complaints of a new tell-tale sign.
Those using the ZOE tracker app have cited ear pain as another symptom of the virus. Last year, a study by a team of Stanford University experts and Dr Konstantina Stankovic, found the Omicron variant could cause problems with the ear.
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The study reported symptoms including severe earache, ear numbness, and even temporary hearing loss, which could also continue even after the infection has passed. Dr Stankovic said the symptoms could also appear in the fully-vaccinated.
Speaking to the Times Now News Portal, Dr Stankovic said: “Pain is often associated with ringing in the ears. Surprisingly, these symptoms, although more rarely, can also appear in patients who have been vaccinated with a full course.» She also advised those with hearing loss, ringing in the ears and dizziness to take a covid test.
Most Brits can no longer access free tests after the scheme was stopped, and they must now buy them from pharmacies or online.
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