7 Unusual Symptoms Experienced by COVID-19 Patients

As the coronavirus is affecting more and more people with each passing day, healthcare professionals noticed unusual symptoms in some patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

Now, coronavirus has a growing list of symptoms and no one knows when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will put an end to the list. Read on to discover some strange coronavirus symptoms doctors say you should definitely be aware of.

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1. COVID toes

COVID toes is the strangest coronavirus symptom which can appear on a patient’s toes and feet. Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, chief of infectious disease at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine explained that the symptom known as “COVID toes” was recently discovered by Italian healthcare professionals.

When American doctors were informed about this unusual symptom, they started noticing an increasing number of “COVID toes” cases in the U.S. According to Northwestern University, COVID toes present as purple, blue, or red lesions on the feet, toes, and sometimes fingers. Lautenbach says they are “typically painful to touch and could have a hot burning sensation.”

Doctors and health practitioners worldwide are trying to learn more about COVID-19’s newest skin manifestation. However, now it’s unclear why this odd symptom appears on coronavirus patients.

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7 thoughts on “7 Unusual Symptoms Experienced by COVID-19 Patients”

  1. I wonder if after feeling better..able to eat a bit..if they experienced hyper tastes..as in anything with a bit of salt was sickeningly salty, same with anything sweet..sickeningly sweet. And if they experienced stomach pains if they ate gluten.. I was very strangely ill 2 years ago with so many of the same symptoms as covid 19. Then for months couldn’t eat gluten..had the hyper sensitive taste buds. This was from late spring to fall. By winter I could again eat wheat bread..but took it very easy. Dairy didn’t bother, eggs didn’t bother, I could eat rice. Because of the fierce stomach pain..I thought..if I ate like a baby..so I had rice cereal and applesauce..1st thing to eat in 3 weeks. ..was shocked to find it didn’t bother at all..then I tried eggs..still fine. Now, I had purchased gluten free everything so that I could eat. Felt better in say 6 months.
    Then I got sick AGAIN last summer..not as bad..again went with a gluten free diet. The year before I had the week of very high fever..they tried treating me with an antibiotic..didn’t touch it. They called in a panic on day 5 and added a stronger antibiotic. Temp had already started to go down but still well over 100..I believe on day 3 (102, 104, 104, 103, 101) or so that I was delirious..
    I thought I sterilized everything..but wonder if the second summer I might have recaught what felt like the same illness..perhaps from one of my pillows..yes, I had washed the pillows a few times after that first awful week. Btw this was at our summer home..we are there from late spring till late fall. I am here again..came in 2 weeks ago..so far so good..but as I rehash all of this..I had best wash those pillows again.
    Just wondering if folks experience that hyper sensitive taste thing..

    1. I was reading what you wrote and wanted to share my symptoms with Covid 19. I had the high fevers for 10 days and was absolutely exhausted. So much fatigue which actually stayed with me for about 1-2 weeks after the fever had subsided. I also lost my sense of taste for about a day. The worst was the high salt taste, my husband had not put any salt in my food. It was awful, as if I had a mouth full of the stuff. I also had diarrhea for 5 days. The only positive thing that came out of being so sick is that I lost 15 pounds. 😊 Now I have antibodies And am back at work. 🙏🏻

  2. A symptom is want the patient describes and a sign is what the patient and others can see. COVID toes are may be showering emboli where small clots travel through the arterial system and end up at that end point The toes or vessel spasm. Until we see the full spectrum of patients through testing we will not have the complete spectrum of COVID morbidities and mortalities.

  3. Angel Maldonado

    I had Corona virus in 2018. It’s neumonia. It starts off with a cold. I took 2 big bottles of severe cold medicine which did not get rid of my cold. I went to a doctor who prescribed medicine for me. I then recover from my illess. I had it for 2 months. The doctor did blood work on me and discovered a new virus and named it Corona because under a microscope it was round and had spikes. That virus going around the world is my virus.

  4. I had same symptoms couple years ago, sick for at least 2 months before, was sent to hospital got absolutely best Dr., All I ate was popsicles and jello. I got down to 92 lbs. Dr put me on Doxycycline and then I had to drive to hospital everyday for intravenous treatments. I finally got over high fevers, but have never felt completely well since. I was diagnosed with Brucellosis, which is also derived from cattle, goats, etc. which I was around all the time. Symptoms are basically the same. Just FYI, my Dr was “infectious disease“ Doctor. She Saved my life!

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