Five rare symptoms of coronavirus – toe rash, headache and tingling

Since its inception, the World Health Organization (WHO) has often cited the following symptoms of coronavirus pandemic: fever, fatigue, and a dry cough.

Occasionally, runny nose, sore throat, stuffy nose, body aches, diarrhea, and loss of sense of smell and taste have been reported, but there are other unusual symptoms reported by some patients.

Rash on the toes

According to the Guardian, patients in several countries have reported a rash on their toes and have no other common symptoms of coronavirus infection. The rash may take the form of red or purple lesions, and the European Journal of Pediatric Dermatology reported an “epidemic” of such cases among children and adolescents in Italy.


Although rare, a symptom of coronavirus may be conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva), and viral particles have been found in the tears of some patients. The British Royal College of Ophthalmologists said: “It is known that any infection of the upper respiratory tract can lead to viral conjunctivitis as a secondary complication, and this case has been reported in Covid-19 disease. However, it is unlikely that the sufferer will have any other symptoms such as fever or persistent cough, for now conjunctivitis appears to manifest much later.


A Spanish study published in the journal Dermatology found that 6 percent of the 375 patients diagnosed with coronavirus had necrosis – dying of body tissue due to a lack of blood supply, manifested by a change in skin color that was visible red or purple spots. The study found that these symptoms were mainly seen in older patients with severe forms of the disease. However, this data should also be taken with caution, as necrosis has been reported in some people who have tested positive for coronavirus but did not require hospitalization.

Dizziness and headache

According to a study of 214 patients in China, just over a third (36.4 percent) of those infected had neurological symptoms such as dizziness or headache.

Feeling of tingling

Some patients also complain of tingling, “pinching” and a tingling sensation.

“When our immune system is activated, in response to a disease, people can experience a variety of symptoms,” I have heard of similar experiences in other diseases that are not related to coronavirus, said Dr. Waleed Jawaid of New York Hospital.

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