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What Is Covid Rash?

Skin eruptions due to underlying COVID-19 virus infection

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What Causes Covid Rash?

The underlying COVID-19 infection has caused diverse skin eruptions. Some manifestations are due to occlusion of blood vessel (thrombosis) due to COVID-19 infection, others can be due to an inflammatory reaction to the virus

Clinical Presentations Of Covid Rash
  • The most common skin presentations are:
    • Chilblain-like lesions (blue toe sign): discoloration of distal fingers or toes, usually blue or black coloration
    • Maculopapular lesions: non-specific red blotches over skin
    • Urticarial lesions: hives presentation
    • Vesicular lesions: small fluid filled blisters like herpes infection
    • Livedoid and necrotic lesions: reticulated (branch like) violaceous presentation due to occlusion or thrombosis of blood vessels
    • Pain and burning sensation have been reported as well
Complication Of Covid Rash
Treatment Options for Covid Rash
  • Addressing the underlying COVID-19 infection
  • Treatment with Aspirin or anti-thrombotic for blood vessel occlusions
  • Direct treatment of rash would also include topical steroid or oral steroid as well as other anti-inflammation options
  • Keeping extremities warm could provide some benefits in patients with chilblain-like lesions.
Prevention Of Covid Rash
  • Following social distancing and avoiding contact with infected individuals are key points to reduce the spread of virus
  • Wearing mask is also crucial in fight against COVID-19

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