TRICKS OF CORONAVIRUS: ORAL MANIFESTATIONS AS ONE OF THE EARLIER SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE LETTER TO EDITOR SELF
I feel great urge to write this letter to you about the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) signs and symptoms faced by myself recently. I am 32 years married female (dental surgeon) living with my family including a four-year-old son. I am now in a recovery phase of the disease hence, gathering my energy to write down my personal experience...... Sequence of findings were such that I had mild dry cough and mild body aches on day one whileon day two, I started mild fever, extreme body ache, dry mouth, dry lips due hyposaliva-tion. Moreover, saliva became thick and stringy. From day two till day nine, symptoms such as dry cough, fever, body aches and dry mouth with thick and stringy saliva remained there. Day four till day eight marked the critical phase of the infection when diarrhea, loss of taste and appetite, weakness, and shortness of breath on even routine work made the condition worse. Improvement started from day nine though till day fourteen, I had mild cough, weakness, loss of taste and appetite.