Many of us have been keeping an eye out for any possible coronavirus symptoms, but is headache one of them? In normal circumstances, a headache might be an annoyance chalked up to stress or bad posture (hello, hunching over the keyboard). But these days, many of us are wondering: Is headache one of the coronavirus symptoms?
And if so, is it only a concern if you have the more obvious symptoms like fever and dry cough, or is a headache on its own enough to raise alarm bells? The answer, as with most things with this virus, is more nuanced than a simple “yes” or “no.”
Remember: Headaches are unfortunately common, including very painful ones.
The most common types of headaches people experience are tension headaches, according to Alexander Mauskop, M.D., professor of clinical neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Tension headaches are rarely severe, so people don’t usually end