We’re not out of the woods yet, folks. The coronavirus is still surprising us with new warning signs… ways to spot the infection hiding in the body.
Just when we THINK we have this disease figured out… that we’re starting to understand it a lot better… and that we know how it starts and what to look for…
It throws us ANOTHER massive curveball.
Scientists have just uncovered some potential new paths the virus can take to sneak into the body and make us sick. And we now have new warning signs to look for as a result.
This is crucial because we know earlier detection can help us contain the virus. And starting treatments faster could help you stay ahead of some of the worst consequences of the infection.
In most cases, you would notice these weird, newly revealed symptoms. But never in a million years would you think to connect them to COVID-19, or worry that they might be early warning signs that you’re infected.
It shows just how sneaky this virus can be.
But today, the jig is up. Because I’ve got the inside scoop on what these strange symptoms look like and how to catch them fast so you can get help in a hurry.
COVID-19 early warning signs
Many COVID-19 victims report cold and flu-like symptoms at first.
Early on, there’s often a fever, some headaches, maybe some muscle pain. Some folks have congestion or a sore throat, although those are less common.
And we’re learning of people who report some stranger warning signs, like loss of smell and taste, perhaps because the virus multiplies rapidly in the back of the throat or there are some neurological links.
But the latest research reveals a couple more entirely unexpected symptoms.
In fact, these two are downright bizarre. Because while COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, they’re not related to the respiratory system in ANY way.
Heck, they’re not even in the same neighborhood.
Bizarre new coronavirus symptoms to look for
Both are in some way related to your skin. And in some cases they could be the FIRST warning signs of infection…
- Toe pox: People are developing weird lesions on their toes and feet, pox-like marks that resemble blisters… blood blisters… and bruises. Some can bust open and crust over. (I’ve seen the images and TRUST me you don’t want to.) The new report finds these strange lesions are more common in younger patients, but older folk aren’t immune. In one hospital in Italy, one in five victims of the virus had pox-like blisters.
- Rashes that don’t itch: A second report finds some folks are getting rashes that appear and disappear very suddenly. They don’t itch, but they’re very noticeable. These cases of transient livedo reticularis, as it’s called, could be a sign of your immune system firing up in response to the virus, even if there are no other symptoms yet.
Don’t expect these warning signs to show up together. You could get either, neither, or both.
If you spot either… or any other alarmingly out-of-the-ordinary symptom at this point… get on the horn to your doc ASAP. He’s more likely to be up-to-date on the latest warning signs and can help you figure out what you need to do next.