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For Some, ‘COVID Toes,’ Rashes Can Last for Months – WebMD

Some patients in the study saw symptoms ease within 15 days. But for others, problems lingered for up to four months.

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Papulosquamous eruptions, which are scaly spots on the skin, lasted a median of 20 days, with one case lasting 70 days, the findings showed.
Dr. Michele Green is a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She said, “These extended skin manifestations are a result of the body’s intense inflammatory reaction to COVID-19.”
The skin is the body’s largest organ and has a crucial role in regulating body temperature, sensation and immune defense, she pointed out.
“It is not surprising to…

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