Omicron: What are these new symptoms that plague patients at night?

A new variant in full expansion worldwide, Omicron will have a new effect on affected people, which researchers have just discovered. This one happens at night.

More contagious but causing fewer serious conditions, the Omicron variant has surprised the scientists and clinicians analyzing it and seeking to understand it. In South Africa, Dr. Unpin Pillai took advantage of a conference organized by the Ministry of Health to screen patients with a new symptom: night sweats.

“We have seen a sharp increase in cases over the past 10 days,” he said, according to reports free back. So far, he said, the effects observed are mostly similar to those of the flu, with a dry cough, fever or body aches. Night sweats were already present, but very mild, like the other symptoms.

Very annoying night sweats are the times when a person sweats profusely while sleeping. This phenomenon prompts her to wake up with wet clothes and sheets.

While the delta variant can also cause night sweats, these symptoms are much less common than with Omicron. It is mainly characterized by an itchy throat, extreme fatigue, and muscle pain resembling stiffness or a rash, especially in children.

Delta, which is the majority alternative in France and in many countries, is gradually giving way to Omicron. Health Minister Olivier Veran expected the latter to prevail in early January.

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