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Health 01.04.20 

Is Diarrhoea a Symptom of Coronavirus?

Is Diarrhoea a Symptom of Coronavirus?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, many people are concerned about the disease and how to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Today we are answering one of the main questions that people are asking health experts during the pandemic – is diarrhoea a symptom of the coronavirus?

What are the Main Symptoms of Covid-19?

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A new, repetitive cough
  • High temperature (over 37.5 degrees)
  • Shortness of breath/breathing difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Aches and pains

What Other Symptoms Does Coronavirus Cause?

A new study published on Wednesday in The American Journal of Gastroenterology claims that digestive issues—such as diarrhoea, vomiting, and abdominal pain—may be more common in those with COVID-19 than was once thought, with up to half of patients diagnosed with the disease in the study issuing complaints of those issues. Although the study does prove that digestive issues can be a symptom of the virus, it is worth noting the size of the study was only 204 patients, which is arguably a small proportion of patients to test on and create solid evidence. However, these side effects should be something to keep on your radar if you have any of the symptoms listed above as well.

In addition to digestive issues, Scientists at King’s College London have been tracking symptoms via their specially-created app that the results have proven that Almost 60% of people who tested positive for coronavirus reported loss of smell and taste, compared with 18% of those who tested negative, analysis of the data showed.

Overall, it is important that if you begin to show or feel any of the symptoms listed above, that you self-isolate to prevent the spread of the disease.  Additionally, should your symptoms get worse you should complete an NHS questionnaire online to see what is recommended for your next steps.

Is Diarrhoea a Symptom of Coronavirus?


Where do I get Prescriptions during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

If you are self-isolating and unable to visit your local pharmacy due to the coronavirus, there are free online services such as RXLive that deliver your prescriptions and any other medication required completely free of charge.

RXLive are like any other pharmacy, however, they offer a free online (or app) prescription delivery service that is completely free in order to alleviate some of the stress on local pharmacies and the NHS,  as services such as RXLive are encouraging more people to stay indoors and stop the spread of the virus.

How Does Online Prescription Ordering Work?

To get your prescription delivered completely free, all you have to do is sign-up to the service here – it takes less than 1 minute! Once you have been approved as an RXLive patient, you can use the online ordering platform to order your prescription with just a few clicks.  Then, you can sit back and relax, our dedicated pharmacy team will prepare your order and have your medication sent out within 48 hours. RXLive also have dedicated pharmacists ready to chat at all times.

Please note, RXLive is growing exceptionally fast as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are dispensing and dispatching medicine, but our team is very busy so please bear with us. It may take up to 48 hours longer for your medicine to arrive. Please only contact us if your query is urgent during this time. Due to some stock shortages, we are shipping orders even if an item is missing, you will get an owing note and receive any items out of stock once it arrives.

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