What are Covid toes?

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What are Covid toes?

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What are Covid toes? Thanks for asking!

So-called Covid toes are a symptom observed by doctors since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, consisting of swollen, purplish toes. For a while we suspected it to be a symptom of virus infection, but as it turns out, it may be quite the opposite.

As early as April 2020, dermatologists noticed a curious trend. Numerous patients were coming for appointments as their toes were swollen and had changed colour. These skin eruptions looked a lot like chilblains. 

At the time, the International League of Dermatological Societies stated that the symptom went away on its own most of the time, but that it could last several months.

So what’s the explanation for this odd symptom then? Could it be due to lockdown measures and people having a sedentary lifestyle? Can there really be a link between toes and immunity?! In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!

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What are Covid toes? Thanks for asking!

So-called Covid toes are a symptom observed by doctors since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, consisting of swollen, purplish toes. For a while we suspected it to be a symptom of virus infection, but as it turns out, it may be quite the opposite.

As early as April 2020, dermatologists noticed a curious trend. Numerous patients were coming for appointments as their toes were swollen and had changed colour. These skin eruptions looked a lot like chilblains. 

At the time, the International League of Dermatological Societies stated that the symptom went away on its own most of the time, but that it could last several months.

So what’s the explanation for this odd symptom then? Could it be due to lockdown measures and people having a sedentary lifestyle? Can there really be a link between toes and immunity?! In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!

To listen to the last episodes, you can click here:

What were the Troubles ?

What is Operation London Bridge?

What is a lateral flow test?

A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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