Do I have Omicron?
What Are the Symptoms of Omicron?
- Omicron symptoms can look like flu and cold symptoms and cause headache, sore throat, and runny nose.
- Omicron appears to cause milder symptoms than previous variants—especially in fully vaccinated people.
- People need to get their booster shots for the most protection.
- If you’re unsure if you have a cold or COVID, get tested as soon as possible.
Should you be concerned?
- • Experts say the Omicron variant shares some symptoms with other COVID-19 variants, especially those affecting the upper respiratory system.
- • They say fever, cough, and headache are among the common symptoms. So are muscle aches.
- • However, people who have been diagnosed with Omicron so far don’t report a significant loss of taste and smell.
- • Experts say Omicron symptoms appear to be relatively mild so far, particularly for vaccinated people.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 acts more like a head cold than previous manifestations of the coronavirus.
What can I do to prevent getting the Delta variant?
Studies have found that the most common symptoms Omicron causes are similar to those caused by other variants.
- • cough
- • fever
- • congestion
- • runny nose
- • headache
- • sore throat
- • A dry cough and fever can also accompany Omicron but are less common than with earlier variants.
- • Most people who become infected begin with a dry sore throat, body aches, and headache. Those symptoms progress for a few days.
- • Some people have a loss of taste and smell but seems to be less common with Omicron. Severe lung problems are also rarer.
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should:
- Get vaccinated as soon as possible and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
- Maintain six feet social distance.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated areas.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily.
- Monitor their health daily for COVID-19 symptoms.
For more information about COVID-19, call our Office: 540-217-0911
If you suspect Omicron infection, be sure to get tested as soon as possible.
Call our office and schedule an appointment. We want you to get tested as soon as possible so you can get back to your life. It’s also important to get your booster shot, wear a mask, and avoid large crowds whenever possible.