New coronavirus rash could only be a warning symptom for patients, expert says


Dr. Chris this morning told hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes that new research shows that there is a COVID-19 symptom that was previously unknown.He explained that some patients have a rash as the only symptom of the potentially deadly virus.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, fever, and changes in smell or taste.

Dr. Chris was speaking to the hosts, who cover Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, of the latest health titles.

Dr. Chris explained that the rash may look like frostbite

Eamonn asked, “Regarding the symptoms of COVID-19, 10% of those infected also suffered from rashes,” and a title from the Daily Express was posted on the screen.

“It’s very interesting, the three main symptoms to look for in COVID-19 are a fever, a cough and a change in smell or taste, these are the three main symptoms,” replied the doctor.

“Now the experts say there is a fourth important symptom, namely a rash.

“A rash can be the only symptom of a patient, and it can vary, like chickenpox or an allergic reaction.

“In the early days in China, they identified a rash called” COVID toes “or” COVID fingers “, and the changes there were like frostbite, painful purple or red swelling on the fingers and toes.

“So if you have a rash, it’s an important indication that it may be COVIDE,” he explained.

Ruth asked what people should do if they discovered a rash that fits this description.

“Call your surgery, explain the symptoms, which you read about it as a very important symptom of the coronavirus,” replied Dr. Chris.

“You will probably have a test to see if you are COVID positive. ”

* This morning is broadcast on weekdays on ITV at 10 a.m.


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