COVID-19 rashes: How your skin can be a sign of the virus

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As the pandemic continues, doctors and researchers are learning more about the symptoms of COVID-19. Some of them be like COVID-19 rashes

One of the most widely talked about skin findings related to coronavirus infection is the so-called “COVID toes” syndrome. Dr. Ginette Okoye, chair of the department of dermatology at Howard University, described these as “a reddish-purple discoloration on the toes, accompanied by swelling and pain.” Like many other symptoms of the virus, COVID toes are caused by “inflamed blood vessels.”

Having COVID toes is not necessarily a cause for alarm, in fact, Okoye said it can be “a sign that your body is mounting a good immune response to the SARS-CoV2 virus, since it tends to occur in patients with otherwise mild COVID symptoms.”

Experts are still debating whether this phenomenon is truly linked to COVID-19.

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