“COVID nails” are the latest COVID-19 symptom that experts are talking about as the United States continues to recover from the coronavirus.

What are ‘COVID nails’ exactly?

Dr. Tim Spector, an epidemiologist from the United Kingdom, recently tweeted about “COVID nails” earlier this month, revealing odd-looking nails that, he said, could be a sign of COVID-19.

  • “Do your nails look odd? COVID nails are increasingly being recognised as the nails recover after infection and the growth recovers leaving a clear line. Can occur without skin rashes and appears harmless,” he tweeted.
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Other experts said your nails aren’t always a good indicator if you’ve had COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 test is probably still the right way to go, according to The Washington Post.

  • “Whether it comes to nail changes or skin rashes or hair loss, these are not necessarily things that COVID does because it’s COVID,” Jeffrey Weinberg, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai in New York, told The Washington Post.
  • Weinberg said any weird symptoms like “COVID nails” are issues that “could happen with anything that perturbs the body.”

Other rare COVID-19 symptoms

“COVID nails” aren’t the only unique COVID-19 symptom that has popped up in recent months.

We all know about the “COVID arm,” the name of the red spot that shows up on your arm after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. This has been explained by experts as a sign that the COVID-19 vaccine is moving in your body.

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But then there’s “COVID tongue,” which is a medical condition where your tongue becomes enlarged, discolored and takes on strange mouth ulcers, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

And you can’t forget about “COVID toes,” which appear when the toes show “presence of purple or blue lesions on a patient’s feet and toes,” according to USA Today.