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Having a rash may be a sign of Covid-19 infection, Chulalongkorn Hospital said on Saturday.

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Earlier, Department of Disease Control director-general Dr Opas Karnkawinpong said young Covid-19 patients have a pink eye, runny nose and rash instead of fever.

In response to Dr Opas's remark, Chulalongkorn Hospital said Covid-19 patients in many countries have "Covid toes" or red rash on their toes or other parts of the body.

The hospital added that Covid toes are usually found in asymptomatic patients and some of them have respiratory symptoms before or after having a rash.

"However, Covid toes were rarely seen in tropical countries," the hospital said.

The hospital advised people to observe the following symptoms:

• Net-like red rash

• Petechia

• Urticaria-like red rash

• Chickenpox-like blebs

• Rash, fever, cough, sneezing and other respiratory symptoms at the same time.

"Patients who have rash, fever, cough, sneezing and other respiratory symptoms should see the doctor immediately," the hospital added.

Published : April 11, 2021

By : The Nation