COVID-19 Skin Signs on Feet
COVID-19 is associated with a wide range of symptoms, including fever, malaise, cough, and difficulty breathing. Dermatologists in Italy studied 88 confirmed COVID-19 positive patients and observed skin changes in 20%. Half developed them at the onset of infection, and half exhibited the skin changes during or up to four weeks after onset.
Skin reactions to look for on your feet and ankles include:
Redness or Bruising with no known injury
Blisters resembling chicken pox
Reddish bumps on the heels
Red/purple net-like pattern
If you have any of these signs or symptoms, please make a virtual appointment with your podiatrist so they can help determine if your condition is actually associated with COVID-19.
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