MOSCOW, January 22 - RIA Novosti. British dermatologists have named three skin signs indicative of COVID-19, writes Express.
First of all, you should pay attention to the appearance of a rash all over the body, which can have various manifestations. So, patients with COVID-19 note rashes similar to hives, chickenpox, or even blisters, which can be accompanied by itching and last from several days to several weeks.
The most specific type of skin manifestation, similar in appearance to frostbite, appears in those infected with the coronavirus on the hands and feet. Red or purple painful bumps may develop on the fingers, and the top layer of skin may flake off.
Another sign of the disease is unusually dry and "scaly" lips, which can cause small cracks and soreness. Experts note that this symptom occurs in patients closer to recovery.
"Our research suggests that a rash may be a more common symptom of COVID-19 than a fever and cough," says consultant dermatologist Veronique Bataille.
The latest data on the situation with COVID-19 in Russia and the world are presented on the stopkoronavirus.ru portal.