New Delhi: A new dermatology report may have discovered the latest indication of coronavirus infection – purple-blue, swollen toes, that look like the person has frostbites or pernio. Also Read - 'Will Defeat Coronavirus Under CM Thackeray's Leadership': Maharashtra Minister Raut Slams Centre, BJP | Watch
Gaining popular momentum as ‘COVID Toes’, this symptom typically appears when a person gets infected by the deadly virus, dermatologists in America and Europe said. These frostbite-like signs may appear even if the person is otherwise asymptomatic. Also Read - Good News: After Jharkhand, Now Zomato And Swiggy Start Home Delivery of Alcohol in Odisha
The symptom was first reported by some dermatologists in Italy who spotted inflammation on toes and feet of coronavirus patients, along with discolouration of their organ. Also Read - Only 7-day Hotel Quarantine For Foreign Returnees, They Can’t be Charged For 14 Days, MHA Writes to States
While the correlation of the frsotbite-like inflammation with the COVID-19 infection is still a hot debate on social media platforms, the symptom is most likely to be found in younger kids who get infected by the deadly virus.
The COVID Toes are disproportionately present in children and teenagers, who may otherwise test negative at the early stage of the infection, a Forbes report stated. In most cases, they are painful to touch and may even have a burning sensation.
As a result, although the inflammation may appear atypical at first, it may eventually evolve into one of the key indicators of COVID-19. So, if one spots such signs on their body, it is suggested to self-isolate themselves, head to the nearest hospital and get tested for coronavirus.