As we continue to navigate the Coronavirus pandemic doctors now issuing a warning about a mysterious symptom known as “COVID toes.”
The condition is the presence of purple or blue lesions on a patient’s feet and toes.
Via USA Today:
“They’re typically painful to touch and could have a hot burning sensation,” said Dr. Ebbing Lautenbach, chief of infectious disease at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine.
What doctors said is most interesting about “COVID toes” is that they appear in COVID-19 patients who don’t exhibit any other symptoms. Similarly, the loss of taste and smell was found to be associated with COVID-19 among otherwise asymptomatic patients by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and ENT UK in late March.
“This is a manifestation that occurs early on in the disease, meaning you have this first, then you progress,” Lautenbach said. “Sometimes this might be your first clue that they have COVID when they don’t have any other symptoms.”
What’s even more interesting is that “COVID toes” can run its course and go away in about 10 days, but some cases develop into respiratory issues.
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“COVID toes” is more prevalent in small children and teens.
During these unprecedented times, it is very important to pay attention to every inch of your body.