Why do some people get ‘Covid toes’? A new study sheds light

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Painful red inflammation on toe called covid toe lesions strange sign of new coronavirus symptoms or infections.
Painful red inflammation on toe called covid toe lesions strange sign of new coronavirus symptoms or infections.
lakshmiprasad S

Various types of rashes and skin conditions have been associated with Covid-19. While certain symptoms are directly associated with infection – such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, and a loss of taste and smell – other symptoms are less common. 

More than a year into the pandemic, doctors and dermatologists are starting to understand skin conditions caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that appear as rashes. These include chilblain-like lesions (CLL), known as "Covid toes". They look like red or purple bumps that can be itchy or painful.

The rash tends to appear later during the course of the illness and lasts an average of 12 days, but in some cases for weeks or even months. It's also most prevalent in younger Covid-19 patients and those who have milder infections, Health24 previously reported.

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