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I'm glad the CT scan and blood tests were normal, that's very reassuring. However the symptoms you are suffering from sound miserable since they have been going on for a month.
A virus can hang on for quite some time, even though most patients only have it for a few days, some will have it for months.
If it's improving then that's really important, your body is likely encountering a very strong virus and building an immune response.
The dryness could be from the inflammation of the sinuses and nasal tract. Medications can cause it too but you would know because the dryness would be temporary. I assume you are no longer having any high fevers or severe body aches?
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It can last another 1-2 weeks but should improve soon. The tingling and numbness is from peripheral vasoconstriction, it will take some time for that to resolve. The best thing you can do is hydrate aggressively. Get plenty of rest, I know we say this a lot but it's vital.
Cytomegalovirus is another common virus that can cause this. Also benign bacterial infections such as lysteria can cause this.
Quite possible and common.
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How are you doing today? Any improvement?
It might take time for it to resolve, but I'm convinced that the sensation will fully go back to normal in time.
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On average 2 weeks.
Some patients get relief as early as 10 days.
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No, it wouldn't affect the vessel function.
Bacteria can do that but no virus of that kind.