Some skin problems may indicate infection with a new strain of coronavirus, according to experts from the University of East Anglia.
The key symptoms of coronavirus infection, of course, remain a state of fever, dry cough, loss of smell, and sense of taste. Among other commonly observed signs, experts identified headaches, as well as pain in muscles and joints, nasal congestion, and severe fatigue.
However, the following symptoms are worth paying attention to:
Red spots and blisters appear on the feet or toes when they freeze. Such problems can arise with coronavirus infection. About 60% of patients with coronavirus who had skin symptoms also had a problem with “frostbite” legs.
Pruritus and eczema, manifested as red patches of skin, are most common in middle-aged infected patients.
Another possible skin change that could indicate infection with a new strain of coronavirus is when fluid-filled sacs appear under the skin that resemble a lesion caused by chickenpox. This skin symptom tends to appear several weeks after the initial infection.
This is one of the most common skin changes resulting from coronavirus infection. A rash may occur – itchy, in the form of erythema spots or bulging papules. As a rule, it appears along with other specific symptoms of coronavirus infection. This skin symptom may indicate that the infection is likely to become severe.