Covid 19 & Foot Care – Foot Care Guide during Covid-19 Pandemic
With the current pandemic caused by the Coronovarius (COVID-19), it is important to know the signs and symptoms that are associated with Covid. As many are already aware the most common symptoms are: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, and many other symptoms. However, amongst all of these symptoms there are certain manifestation that have started to present themselves in the feet for patients that are Covid positive.
In individuals infected by the viral disease COVID-19 they can have manifestation in the toes referred to as COVID toes. The way this presents itself, is similar to the skin manifestations caused by Chiblains, vasculitis or frost bite. In these cases the toes or the bottom of the feet will present with non-blanchable red, bumpy lesions that look like rashes, and may be associated with burning itching or tingling.
If you feel like you are having any of the above symptoms it is important to contact your primary care physician and be tested. Although these manifestations of COVID toes can be caused by other different conditions, it is important to be safe.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us at Anywhere Foot and Ankle Care to speak to one of our physicians for more guidance and a possible evaluation.