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COVID Toes May be a New Symptom of Coronavirus Infection

Symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, aren’t only limited to hallmark respiratory problems. There are a host of other seemingly unrelated issues that could indicate an infection.

Dermatologists have noticed skin rashes can be symptoms of a coronavirus infection, as well as what’s become colloquially known as COVID toes: Pinky, red sores on the toes that are inflamed, itchy, and can turn purple.

What do COVID toes look like?

“’COVID toes’ present with red-purple bumps over the toes which can be painful or itchy,” says Jason H. Miller, M.D., FAAD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in Freehold, New Jersey. “This rash resembles a rash called pernio, which is generally seen in cold, damp weather, but is now being seen much more frequently than expected, even in areas that are warm.” Pernio also goes by the name “chilblains.”

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Source: Men’s Health – COVID Toes May be a New Symptom of Coronavirus Infection By, Marty Munson


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