Three types of rash could be a symptom of Omicron Covid

Researchers have found that there are three types of rash that could be a sign that you have the Omicron variant of Covid.

People have reported very different symptoms when they become infected with Omicron compared to those with previous variants.

Covid has been reported to cause people to have a fever, persistent cough, and a loss of sense of taste or smell.

However, Omicron has been reported more commonly to cause cold-like symptoms in people, including a runny nose, headache, and a sore throat or itchy sore throat.

Now, researchers say there are three types of rash that you should look out for as well: reports the mirror.

A rash doesn’t mean you have Covid on your own, but it could be an indicator. Therefore, people who find a new rash should consider having a lateral flow test.

Three types of rash have been reported.

One is similar to a prickly heat rash – it occurs in small areas and is itchy and bumpy. It can appear anywhere on the body, but it is believed that it was most commonly found on the hands and feet, as well as the elbows.

The second type is more like a hives rash. This style appears as raised bumps on the skin.

Of the two, the prickly heat style is the more persistent and can last for days or even weeks.

Meanwhile, the beehive tends to come and go much faster.

Another type of skin-related symptom has been reported to be similar to that of chilblains. Sore spots may appear that are purple or red in color and often protrude over the skin like small bumps.

These are not reported to be itchy and more likely to be infected with the virus in younger people.

The skin symptoms discussed are believed to be visible to some people with the virus who do not show any other symptoms.

The US based Center for Disease Control has also identified a symptom on the skin that she considers an “emergency red flag”. Look out for pale, gray, or blue skin, lips, or nail beds, they say.

This is because it can indicate low levels of oxygen in the blood.


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