What are Covid Toes? Know more about the symptoms and causes
Covid toes are a potential symptom of the coronavirus where patients experience a rash, similar to frostbite or chilblains, on their toes or feet. It can present as a pink or red rash on the patient’s feet, often accompanied by an itching or burning sensation. Swelling may be present and the affected area may turn purple over time.
Doctors around the world have noticed that some patients who test positive for the coronavirus develop discolored and swollen toes. It is believed that this condition could be a less common symptom of the coronavirus, as a fraction of confirmed cases around the world have experienced these unique symptoms. While it can appear at any age, children, teenagers, and young adults seem most likely to develop this condition.
What Causes Covid Patients to Develop Covid Toes?
There are various theories as to the cause of this condition. Further research is required to determine its true cause and decipher why only some confirmed patients experience the peculiar symptom.
The most likely cause of Covid toes is that it results from the body’s inflammatory response.
Can you Treat Covid Toes?
Covid toes typically fade and heal as the coronavirus patient recovers. In serious cases where lesions have become infected, patients may require medical attention for their wounds.
Are you suffering from this condition? One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatment options are best to get you back on track.
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at 44 (0) 207 101 4000.
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-The Chelsea Clinic and Team