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7 Signs Your Skin Is Trying to Tell You You Have Coronavirus

Best Life Logo By Colby Hall of Best Life | Slide 1 of 8: Every day, we're learning more about the coronavirus and the strange and unique ways that it presents itself. And recently, there have been some developments that indicate the virus could be manifesting in other places besides your lungs and stomach. If you've had itchy rashes or strange bumps on your arms, legs, knees, or toes lately, take note. Because it turns out, some coronavirus symptoms actually emerge on your skin."We don't understand exactly why, but many viruses that cause upper respiratory tract infections also causes rashes in the skin," Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, told Prevention. "Perhaps these are the result of our immune system reacting [to] the virus or the virus may have a direct effect on the skin itself."In fact, "there are multiple skin reactions at this point of COVID-19 infection," Dawn Davis, MD, chair of the clinical dermatology division at the Mayo Clinic, told Yahoo! Lifestyle. She added that people should be aware of the coronavirus' effect on the skin, "even if they have no other symptoms consistent with COVID-19." To learn more, read on for seven symptoms of the coronavirus that could be popping up on your skin. And for more symptoms to be aware of, check out 6 New Coronavirus Symptoms the CDC Wants You to Know.

7 Signs Your Skin Is Trying to Tell You You Have Coronavirus

Every day, we're learning more about the coronavirus and the strange and unique ways that it presents itself. And recently, there have been some developments that indicate the virus could be manifesting in other places besides your lungs and stomach. If you've had itchy rashes or strange bumps on your arms, legs, knees, or toes lately, take note. Because it turns out, some coronavirus symptoms actually emerge on your skin.

"We don't understand exactly why, but many viruses that cause upper respiratory tract infections also causes rashes in the skin," Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, told Prevention. "Perhaps these are the result of our immune system reacting [to] the virus or the virus may have a direct effect on the skin itself."

In fact, "there are multiple skin reactions at this point of COVID-19 infection," Dawn Davis, MD, chair of the clinical dermatology division at the Mayo Clinic, told Yahoo! Lifestyle. She added that people should be aware of the coronavirus' effect on the skin, "even if they have no other symptoms consistent with COVID-19." To learn more, read on for seven symptoms of the coronavirus that could be popping up on your skin. And for more symptoms to be aware of, check out 6 New Coronavirus Symptoms the CDC Wants You to Know.

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