Never say Never: Covid and intensely itchy nose
Three days ago I was diagnosed with Covid-19. Not a big deal in itself.
However in the past two days one of my most distressing symptoms (believe it or not) has been an intensely itchy nose. There are other things too but while my nose is pouring like a tap, the itch has been unbearable……I beg you, please don’t laugh!
Genetic sequencing has not been done to determine the precise Covid variant I have, however I assume it is one of the current Omicron subvariants in circulation, in July 2022, possibly BA.4 or BA.5. So, as you do, I did an internet search to find out whether an itchy nose was a prevailing symptom. This led me to a Mayo page comparing and contrasting symptoms associated with Covid-19, the Flu and Allergies.
Wasn’t I surprised to find a categorical statement, on the Mayo site stating that NEVER was an itchy nose, mouth, eyes or ears associated with Covid-19. As I have never had allergies and am unlikely to have developed them in the precise window of time that I have ‘caught’ Covid, all I can assume is that the Mayo information is either not up to date for the current variants or is overtly incorrect.