Is skin rash a sign of coronavirus?

The entire world has been affected by the Coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19. The condition, which can be deadly, has impacted millions of individuals worldwide. Knowing the symptoms of the condition can help patients stay abreast of changes that may indicate that they have been infected. However, with changing information regarding this condition, it can be difficult to know if you have it or not—especially since many cases are asymptomatic.

When patients call the Florida Academic Dermatology Center for an evaluation of a rash, they are often worried that they may have COVID-19. Fortunately, the formation of a skin rash is not indicative of the Coronavirus.

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

Every day, scientists are learning more about COVID-19. At this time, the current symptoms of the Coronavirus include:

  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Fever/chills
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Head congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If a combination of these symptoms persist, it may be time to be evaluated by your primary care physician for COVID-19. Primary care providers now have easy access to testing to determine if you are infected. With a proper diagnosis, patients can self-quarantine and connect with those who they may have been in contact with while contagious. This can help slow the spread and keep those with underlying conditions safe and knowledgeable about the possibility of contracting the Coronavirus.

How long can I be contagious and spread the condition?

Patients are said to be contagious with the condition even before they show symptoms, which has made it difficult to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This is why patients should take proper precautions, such as staying home when sick and limiting person-to-person contact with others outside of the home. It is believed that the condition is contagious for 14 days.

Request a visit today

Florida Academic Dermatology Center in Coral Gables, FL is here to assist patients in the community with their skincare needs. If you have questions about conditions such as rashes that are persistent and troublesome, it is important to connect with a provider who has extensive knowledge to provide an accurate diagnosis. Call our practice today at (305) 324-2110 to request an appointment with Dr. Francisco Kerdel and associates at 475 Biltmore Way, Suite 207.

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