Covid toes: People infected with coronavirus may develop red and swollen feet that turn purple

Covid toes: People infected with coronavirus may develop red and swollen feet that turn purple
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People infected with coronavirus may end up developing a skin symptom known as Covid toes, scientists have said.

Research by the International League of Dermatological Societies and the American Academy of Dermatology found some patients had chilblain-like inflammation on their feet, sometimes lasting for months at a time.

The condition typically develops within a week to four weeks of being infected and can result in toes becoming swollen or changing colour.

Symptoms are said to be mild in the majority of cases and the feet return to normal within weeks.

Scientists have also discovered that about one in six people require hospital treatment, while some of those with “long Covid” symptoms report cases lasting for several months.

Dr Esther Freeman, principal investigator of the…



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