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Omicron Covid symptoms on eyes and hair and when 'strange' signs appear

Since Omicron was discovered, the symptoms between it and other strains has been much discussed.

The 'classic' Covid symptoms are at this point generally well known: a continuous cough, fever and loss of smell or taste.

But when it comes to Omicron, the symptoms reported have appeared to vary with two more unusual ones reported, writes The Mirror.

More and more people are falling ill to the virus every day with a record high of 20,217 new cases on January 3.

In fact, Omicron accounts for 91 .1 percent of Covid cases in Scotland as of yesterday.

So as cases continue to surge, it's important to pay attention to Omicron symptoms to avoid spreading the virus.

Recently two strange symptoms of the virus have been reported in sufferers – pink eye, or conjunctivitis, and hair loss.

According to Healthline, the new Omicron variant hits angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2, which is found in parts of the eyes such as the retina and the cells that line the eye white and eyelid.

This can happen within about two days of contracting Omicron.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, hair shedding is a common symptom of Covid.

This happens because more hairs enter the "shedding" phase after someone has had a fever.

This is more likely to happen towards the end of the infection.

According to recent data, Omicron causes milder illness than the Delta Covid variant did, particularly in those who are vaccinated.

Everyone should be aware of the main symptoms – a new cough, loss of taste and smell and a fever.

However, experts across the world have now identified eight specific symptoms of the variant that Brits should be aware of.

They are a scratchy throat, runny nose, fatigue, sneezing, lower back pain, headache, night sweats

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