Weird Covid-19 Long Term Side Effects After The ‘Spicy Cough’

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Weird Covid-19 Long Term Side Effects After The ‘Spicy Cough’

Covid-19 has let rip in Australia.

There is no holding it back now. But many people are reporting some weird side effects from the Spicy Flu.

Sure, we know the typical Covid-19 symptoms, aches and pains, headaches, cough and fatigue. But this new flu is bringing out all sorts of strange symptoms in people.

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Here are just a few:

Constant Burping

Melbourne influencer Olivia Molly Rogers revealed that after Covid-19, she couldn’t stop burping.

“I can’t stop burping. I Googled it and apparently it’s part of the gastrointestinal symptoms of Covid, not that common though. Has anyone else had this with Covid?’

bigstock Woman Standing Bored And Sleep 431553896 | Stay at Home

Growing Pains in the Legs

Another weird Covid-19 side effect is achy legs like growing pains. Fitness influencer Lauren Henshaw likened her achy legs to:

“I felt like I had entered the Olympic squatting competition combined with growing pains…”

Lauren said that putting her legs in the air helped ease the leg symptoms.

Covid Toes

People are reporting swelling and blister-like bumps on their toes or fingers. It seems to be more common in children or young adults and Covid Toes last anywhere from two weeks to months on end!

Covid Toes and Rash Symptoms of COVID – Cleveland Clinic
Image via Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials

Hair Loss

Hair loss can occur post-Covid because the hair follicles are overstimulated during the infection and then the hair goes into ‘resting/shredding’ mode. This means you may experience a few bald spots for up to a year after having the Spicy Flu.

Menstrual Changes

This is becoming pretty widespread and common after experiencing Covid-19 – changes to your menstrual cycle. It is thought that Covid-19 may be related to low hormone levels and seeing estrogen plays a key role in women’s health, having low levels can affect women’s cycles.

You may skip a period or two altogether, or your periods may all of a sudden leave you bed-ridden for days.

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Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis

Pink Eye, more commonly known as Conjunctivitis or ‘Orbital Cellulitis’ is an infection in the eye that has become common in kids suffering from Covid-19. In fact, kids that are suffering from Pink Eye are now being tested for Covid-19 as it is one of the initial symptoms.

Swelling and redness are common. This should be looked at by your GP and tests to be undertaken for Covid-19.

Studies detail conjunctivitis in kids, adults with COVID-19 | CIDRAP
Image via CIDRAP

Food Tastes Like ‘Hot Garbage’

One of the more common symptoms of Covid-19 is a loss of taste and smell. But once this starts to wear off, many people are reporting that food that once tasted amazing now just smells and tastes like ‘Hot Garbage’.

Known as ‘Parosmia’, it is a condition that ‘distorts’ your sense of smell and taste. Other people who have suffered from Covid-19 report food as tasting like:

  • Sewage
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Rotten Meat
  • Rotting Garbage

Hmmm yummy! Studies have shown that up to 7% of Covid sufferers experience Parosmia – and for some, that sense of smell may never return.

Reduced Penis Size

Yep, you heard that right! Because Covid is vascular, in some, very rare cases, it can cause sexual dysfunction in men, and loss of length. As we find more information on this we will add it here!


Finally, one of our followers said that she experienced ‘Tinnitus’ after having Covid. Tinnitus or ‘Ringing in the Ears’ started emerging in post-Covid patients shortly after the pandemic began. Other ear issues include hearing loss and vertigo.

Have you experienced any unusual or weird Covid symptoms?

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