Strange new COVID symptom that’s easy to miss, warns doctor

It is far from likely that you can show symptoms of coronovirus even without knowing it. Ultimately, COVID-19 can produce a myriad of symptoms and new ones are being discovered all the time. In fact, an expert is now warning that there may be another new strange COVID symptom that is fairly easy to remember: itching.

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Leanne Atkin, PhD, RGN, a vascular nurse consultant and senior lecturer at Huddersfield University, said in a recent statement released by the university that there is an alarming increase in COVID-19 patients who experience itching symptoms. Interestingly, according to Atkin, this subtle sign often presents itself with another relatively peculiar coronovirus symptom: the COVID toe – an inflammatory side effect that usually manifests as a rash on the feet, First reported in an April study published from Spain International Journal of Dermatology.

Business man removes itching from hands with athlete's foot problem

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Business man removes itching from hands with athlete’s foot problem

Patients with COVID toes may experience burning, itching, and tenderness, Atkin says, noting that this is a “relatively new symptom” and needs to be properly assessed. “It is really important that people start recognizing these early symptoms and if any of them notice, they should arrange for the patient to be tested for COVID-19 and carefully referral to vascular clinics Need to be considered, ”she says.

The onset of itchy sensations, especially on the feet, may indicate COVID toes and may indicate that you are infected – even “in the absence of other symptoms”. A study conducted by researchers from King’s College London and health science company ZOE found that 17 per cent of respondents reported to produce rash – often itching – as their first symptom of coronovirus. And one in five of those who reported rash confirmed that it was the only symptom they experienced.

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Atkin says the lack of research and knowledge on itching and COVID toes because the symptoms of the virus are extremely painful is because patients are going to general vascular clinics that are not ready to deal with coronoviruses that allow it to spread to health care facilities may allow.

“Yes, we are wearing basic PPE, but this is why it is imperative for physicians to be aware of this relatively new symptom of the virus, because if it is indeed a sign of COVID, then we need to further protect our safety for employees. Should be increased. ” And for our other patients, “says Atkin. And for more signs of COVID, see The New Coronovirus Symptom that you see after getting sick.

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