Coronavirus warning: The ‘very itchy’ skin rash you shouldn’t ignore – are you at risk?

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Coronavirus warning: The ‘very itchy’ skin rash you shouldn’t ignore – are you at risk?

Coronavirus is an infectious disease that has been confirmed in more than 20 million people across the world. You could be at risk of the deadly in

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Coronavirus is an infectious disease that has been confirmed in more than 20 million people across the world. You could be at risk of the deadly infection if you notice the appearance of a new, itchy rash, it’s been revealed.

The UK-wide lockdown is slowly being eased, as shoppers are now allowed to explore the high-street in England, provided they remain socially-distanced.

You can also visit someone else’s garden, as long as there aren’t more than six people in the garden at once, and you can now go inside other people’s houses.

But the government has still advised the public to remain at home as much as possible, in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

You could be at risk of coronavirus if you find an unusual itchy rash on your skin.

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“Skin rash should be considered as a fourth key sign of COVID-19,” said the COVID Symptom Study app.

“Sudden appearance of raised bumps on the skin which come and go quite quickly over hours and are usually very itchy [may be associated with COVID-19].

“It can involve any part of the body, and often starts with intense itching of the palms or soles, and can cause swelling of the lips and eyelids.

“These rashes can present quite early on in the infection, but can also last a long time afterwards.”

Anybody that feels hot to the touch on their chest or back could be showing early coronavirus symptoms.

Similarly, anyone that’s been coughing more than usual for longer than a one-hour period, or if they’ve had at least three coughing episodes every 24 hours, should self-isolate.

Some patients have also reported a sore throat, headaches, and even hiccups.

More than 46,000 people have died from coronavirus in the UK.



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