Symptoms of COVID-19 are always associated with high fever, fatigue, coughing, and shortness of breath. However, the more massive the virus spreads, the more diverse the symptoms experienced by patients so that other symptoms appear.
According to the New York Post report, this evil microorganism is capable of causing other problems that might warn doctors that something is wrong. Neurologists have found that some COVID-19 patients experience confusion.
Furthermore, cardiologists carrying people suspected of COVID-19 had a heart attack to the catheterization lab and found no blockages. And many doctors have noticed that COVID-19 patients experience a loss of ability to smell and taste spontaneously.
Well, besides all that, it turns out that there are other COVID-19 symptoms that are not well known to the public, even medical personnel. This was conveyed by dermatologists from the French National Union of Dermatologists-Venereologist (SNDV) organization.
In Le Figaro’s report it says, skin manifestations including pseudo-frostbite, itching and persistent skin redness are associated with COVID-19. The sudden appearance of redness can be painful and the dermatologist sees the appearance of lesions due to transient urticaria.
This research was conducted virtually. So, SNDV organized the WhatsApp discussion group consisting of more than 400 professionals working in the private sector or for the public health care system in France. They highlight skin lesions that may not be associated with other typical COVID-19 signs, such as breathing problems.
In fact, not all COVID-19 patients have complications and many may not even have breathing problems while their immune system is fighting the virus. Research has shown that COVID-19 patients who do not experience any symptoms can still infect others and must isolate themselves to reduce the spread of new corona viruses.
“Analysis of many cases reported to SNDV shows that this manifestation can be attributed to COVID-19,” SNDV said. “We warn the public and the medical profession to detect these potentially infectious patients as quickly as possible,” he continued.
Doctors advise patients to seek consultation if they experience such symptoms.
Meanwhile, French Director General of Health Jérôme Salomon said he was not aware of any scientific reports on dermatological symptoms in COVID-19 cases. But he added, this is new information that must be continuously researched.
If you experience any skin problems, don’t hesitate to contact a doctor. Not only because it’s likely COVID-19, but because all dermatological problems need to be treated regardless of other medical conditions.