The novel coronavirus changed our lives in the most terrible and unexpected ways. Normality as we used to know it is a mere memory, and every day is now governed by fear and uncertainty.
The COVID-19 disease triggered by the virus can take many forms with various symptoms more or less severe for each and every patient.
Potential new COVID-19 symptoms
CNN now reveals that there are some new symptoms that have been discovered. It seems that dermatology offices are beginning to see some suspicious signs that some patients have on their skin: red/purple toes, itchy hives, mottled bumps on fingers, a lacy red rash that spread across legs and arms, according to the website.
When the question of whether all these are related to the coronavirus raises, it’s important to understand that there are a lot of factors at stake here.
“Many viral infections can trigger a skin rash, so when you catalog these case reports, you have to have other data. Was the patient on a medication a week before the rash began? Are there other possible causes?” asked Dr. Art Papier, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.
“This is the challenge that Covid-19 brings up. With these different types of presentations and different rashes, is it hives because the patient just has hives or hives related to Covid-19?”
Abnormal blood clotting
Following intensive studies, it’s been concluded that rashes and discoloration of the skin can indeed be clinical clues to potential blood clotting in the body – more than that, experts noticed severe COVID-19 cases could be causing abnormal blood clotting in patients.
Check out more details about all these in CNN’s original article.
In other news, CNBC just reported that President Donald Trump said just the other day that the U.S. may have a coronavirus vaccine available to the public ahead of the administration’s goal of the end of the year or early 2021.