Posted on January 30, 2021
I had to recently get one of those nose swab COVID tests before I could go visit my mom. She just got a couple surgeries and has a super low threshold for getting sick and I wanted to be sure that I wasn’t asymptomatic or in fact had COVID. Now, this was more at my mom’s request than mine, but I did it because well, it was for my mom’s peace of mind.
I have seen the swab test on the news plenty and heard all types of people complain and I thought that the swab was made of cotton and people were just complaining. Upon getting the test, I’ve learned there have been nose bleeds, burning, sores, and a whole host of issue people experienced, and I understand why. Let me tell you this here and now, the swab is NOT made from cotton like you would immediately think of when someone says “swab”. The swab resembles a plastic medieval mace than any medical devices, and it hurts like all get-out. Here is an image I think better embodies what the swab feels like.