Archive: chilblains

how common are covid toes

How common are COVID toes?

COVID toes or chilblains in those with a SARS-CoV-2 infection first started being noticed in case reports and then as case series appearing more frequently than the normal background incidence of chilblains. Subsequent research has shown a higher...

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how to treat covid toes

How to treat COVID toes?

COVID toes are chilblains that occur on the toes in those with COVID-19. They are not that common and it is still not clear if they are physiologically part of the COVID-19 disease process or if they are due to behavioral changes during lockdowns...

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what are covid toes

What are COVID Toes?

Not long after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic there started to be increased observations of chilblains occurring in the toes of those who had COVID-19. The number of reports were a lot more than you would expect to see of just the normal...

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how to treat covid toes

How to prevent chilblains?

The best way to treat chilblains is to not get them in the first place, ie prevention. There are several strategies to do this. The first is obvious: do not let your feet get cold. Wear sufficiently warm thick woolen socks and closed in shoes to...

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what are covid toes

What are chilblains?

Chilblains are an abnormal reaction of the small blood vessels in the skin to changes in temperature. The abnormal reaction results in a painful reddish itchy patch that then turns a darkish blue colour as waste products build up. Normally when the...

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