6. Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Blood clots in the deep veins of your legs and other parts of the body are known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This condition is another warning sign that you may have COVID-19 in your blood. A DVT could break free, travel to the lungs, and cause a pulmonary embolism.

Heart specialist Dr. Maja Zaric of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City told WebMD of the high regularity of DVT cases associated with coronavirus patients. “Sixty-five percent of all admitted patients had evidence of lower extremity DVT upon admission, and two days later that percent increased to 79%.”

5. Abnormal Skin Conditions

Skin Cancer

Unusual skin discolorations or rashes could also be warning signs that COVID-19 is in your blood. A recent study in the British Journal of Dermatology indicated that a variety of abnormal skin manifestations are common symptoms of novel coronavirus. The skin manifestations found in the study included an itchy rash of raised welts called urticaria. Other skin conditions associated with COVID-19 are raised red bumps called erythemato-papular and a rash that looks similar to chickenpox called erythemato-vesicular. These and other rashes and skin discolorations associated with novel coronavirus might be connected to stagnant blood flow.

4. COVID Toes

Swollen Big Toe

Blood clots are also believed to be the source of abnormal skin manifestations on the toes, commonly called “COVID toes”. If you develop discolorations and lesions on your toes, these could be signs of COVID-19 in your blood. COVID toes are typically covered with red or purple discolorations, plus lesions or bumps. Hydrocortisone cream might help relieve the burning sensations or pain of COVID toes, and this condition usually clears up in two to three weeks. Severe cases will probably require support by a doctor or dermatologist.

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