- Some of the most common symptoms of the novel coronavirus are cough, fever, and shortness of breath
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has later on added six new signs of the said disease
- However, many dermatologists warned the public about the so-called “COVID toes”
- A skin doctor from Boston advised people to consult experts if they see such sign of the virus
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A lot of skin doctors have been looking into the possibility that there are other symptoms of COVID-19 aside from what was reported by the World Health Organization (WHO).
It was announced several months ago that shortness of breath, fever, and cough are the three most common symptoms of the said dreadful disease.
Six more symptoms have been later on added by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to name: Chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.
However, KAMI learned through certain reports from dermatologists that rashes on the toes can also become an indication that a person has contracted the coronavirus.
Inquirer.net shared a report several days ago that 88 COVID-19 patients have been evaluated by dermatologists in Italy to identify if there are skin-related symptoms of the virus.
They found out that 1 out of 5 of the total number of patients evaluated had skin symptoms such as red rashes.
Spain also announced that 375 people who tested positive for the disease have complained of having skin problems, including swelling of toes.
"One of the more surprising findings in this epidemic has been the lesions that we're seeing on people's toes and hands," said Esther Freeman, the director of Global Health Dermatology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
"It's really important to reassure the public that most of our patients who are developing COVID toes are doing very well, so they're often patients who have a benign clinical course. They either are having mild disease or often their only symptom might be their toes," she added.
Meanwhile, Medicalxpress.com reiterated a public reminder from Freeman to never rush to the emergency room if COVID toes are the only worry.
However, she also pointed out that people must not ignore them. They should contact their doctors or dermatologists.
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In a previous article by , a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 received approval to proceed to the second phase of clinical trials.
The novel coronavirus disease continues to create negative impact on public health. As of this writing, more than 5 million people have been infected already.
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