MOSCOW, February 10 – RIA Novosti. Prolonged hiccups may be one of the rare symptoms of COVID-19, writes Express.
The publication describes several cases of the disease taken from medical practice. They are all united by the fact that the patients experienced hiccups. However, their tests for coronavirus were positive, and the results of computed tomography also confirmed the diagnosis. It is also noted that the hiccups passed along with the first signs of recovery. The science
The British National Health Service confirmed that the coronavirus does indeed affect the diaphragm, as a result of which the patient can hiccup for a long time.
However, doctors warn that hiccups often occur for no reason and last for several minutes. It can be stress, intense emotional distress, or the body's reaction to food or drink. In their opinion, a person should see a doctor only if he has hiccups for more than two days, or if hiccups recur regularly. The spread of the coronavirus