Headache is one of the common signs of coronavirus infection. People who suffer from COVID headaches report it as an unusual, excruciating, sometimes one-sided headache which can make it difficult to function.
However, headaches are also commonly seen with a viral infection, cold, sinusitis and allergies- which can make it even more confusing to recognize, as a typical COVID sign or not. Mild headaches can also be caused by stress, excessive screentime or poor sleep.
However, new research has identified there are some specific signs particular to a COVID associated headache, and not caused by any other reason.