Now COVID Toes Among New Symptoms of Coronavirus as Possible Early Signs of The Disease
8Why it affects youngsters and children
Ted Lain, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and chief medical officer at Sanova Dermatology also says that “A particular immune system reaction…[that] may develop quickly in response to COVID-19 and cause these strange findings.” Doctors Saeedi and Lain also add that Covid toes in children and youngsters may be a sign of an immune response because children and young people have stronger immune systems and thus will have a stronger local response. Thus they feel that scientists hypothesize that ‘COVID toes’ are possibly a sign of a robust immune response, and also could be why younger people tend to have a milder course of infection than adults.”
9Too much of a coincidence
Till now the doctors feel it’s not fully clear if foot lesions are linked to COVID190 completely but since its appearing so common now during the pandemic and also occurring in those who are asymptomatic or in mild infected patients, then it is too much of a coincidence not to be regarded as another manifestation of the virus especially in children and young teens. The General Council of Official Colleges of Podiatrists in Spain have urged its colleges and members to be more vigilant and check if this can be confirmed as a sign to detect COVID19 so that the spread can be contained.
10There is a lot to learn about the coronavirus
According to Dr. Saeedi, COVID toes are still a matter of research because there is still a lot to learn like in other aspects of the virus which is showing something new every day. If you notice new symptoms for COVID 19 symptoms, the best thing to do is to consult your doctor to consider the proper diagnosis and necessary treatment.
11Trust your doctor
That being said, never treat yourself or resort t self-medication in spite of what you hear on the media. There are several myths circulating in regards to the virus and only your doctor or the government health portal of your country like the CDC who should be the best source of information for the disease.