Five types of rashes that may indicate you have a coronavirus

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If you have been in contact with the coronavirus and have become infected, early detection of symptoms is crucial to prevent the virus from spreading and to start treatment on time.

Although covid-19 is a respiratory disease, it can cause a number of symptoms other than respiratory. Some of them are rashes, headaches, muscle aches and others.

According to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, 8,8 percent of all those who tested positive for 11.544 people developed some kind of skin problem.

Ways that covid-19 can manifest on the skin:

Changes on the fingers

Changes in the fingers, such as red and purple bumps, may indicate covid-19. It is a condition that occurs more often during the colder months, but in the case of covidium, it can occur at any time of the year.
Knots may appear on the toes and feet and the fingers may be swollen, but these changes do not cause irritation. Over time, the top layer of skin begins to peel, and part of it may begin to peel.


Eczema is an inflammatory condition that causes the skin to become inflamed, cracked, rough and itchy. Eczema can occur during or after infection and can usually last for several days.


Blisters appear suddenly, and it is a red, itchy bump, which is the result of a skin reaction. The bumps are of different sizes and come and go from time to time.

Blisters can occur on any part of the body, including the thighs, back, and face. According to researchers, this skin condition appears quite early in the course of the infection and can last a long time.

If blisters appear after six weeks, this skin problem is considered chronic.

Oral rash

Oral rash, also known as enanthema, is another sign of covid-19. This type of rash appears on the lips due to which the mouth becomes dry and peeling. In some cases, pain in the lips may occur.

Pityriasis rosea

Pityriasis rosea is an inflammatory disease characterized by diffuse scaly papules or plaques. It is a benign rash that usually begins with the appearance of large round or oval spots on the chest, abdomen or back, writes "Times of India". This condition is usually caused by a viral infection and can occur about 4-5 days before the other symptoms.


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