When the coronavirus pandemic first emerged, health officials told everyone to watch out for the telltale symptoms: cough, fever, and shortness of breath.
But over the last two months, researchers have discovered how symptoms of the infection can manifest themselves differently depending on the case.
In fact, I have shared with you a list of other signs to be aware of, including:
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
- Loss of taste and smell
- Eye-related symptoms
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
And now, scientists have discovered yet ANOTHER coronavirus symptom – and it’s not what you would expect.
How your foot could be a RED FLAG for coronavirus
Dermatologists are now reporting that certain skin conditions are emerging as a symptom of COVID-19 in milder cases.
Specifically, patients in several countries have reported rashes on their toes – now dubbed, “Covid toe.”
The rashes can take the form of a red or purple lesion, and can appear not only on your toes, but also the side or sole of the foot, or even your hands and fingers.
The lesions are often accompanied by itching, burning, and swelling that can last several days.
The European Journal of Pediatric Dermatology reported an “epidemic” of cases among children in Italy.
Some patients have experienced a rash early on with other respiratory symptoms. Others developed the condition well after their other symptoms passed – almost like a post–viral response. And a third category of patients have experienced “Covid toe” in the absence of other symptoms.
While rashes are not currently listed as a symptom by the CDC, if you have experienced “Covid toe” recently – you should contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY. Even if you develop the condition as your primary symptom, you should still be tested for the virus.