COVID strangle is classified as a “sore or dry throat with sensation of choking” and an “altered voice”.
Previously, just a sore throat was primarily associated with the condition. Sore throat has also become one of the most dominant COVID symptoms, even more than fever. According to health experts, at present, COVID starts in two-thirds of people with a sore throat.
As for the change in voice, the spectrum of symptoms can vary from “intermittent to persistent hoarseness, discomfort or pain, and dyspnoea (difficult breathing) ,” according to a blog published in The BMJ. This can happen even if there were no vocal issues prior COVID. “The resultant functional disability has impacted on our core ability of communicating effectively,” the authors added.