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.
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.