Researchers have unveiled a potential new symptom of COVID-19 — “COVID tongue.”
What’s going on?
A British researcher recently said there have been more reported cases of people experiencing tongue discoloration, enlargement and other mouth issues.
- The researcher — Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London — called the experience “COVID tongue.”
- “Seeing increasing numbers of COVID tongues and strange mouth ulcers. If you have a strange symptom or even just headache and fatigue stay at home!” he said.
One in five people with Covid still present with less common symptoms that dont get on the official PHE list - such as skin rashes. Seeing increasing numbers of Covid tongues and strange mouth ulcers . If you have a strange symptom or even just headache and fatigue stay at home ! pic.twitter.com/V04CiZNilK— Tim Spector (@timspector) January 13, 2021
Spector said that more than one-third of COVID-19 patients — close to 35% — have had non-classic symptoms in the first three days of infection.
- He said COVID-19 toes, skin rashes and other warning signs shouldn’t be ignored.
- “It’s a good reminder that there are so many different manifestations of this virus rather than just the classical ones,” Spector told NBC News.
More unique COVID-19 issues
COVID-19 survivors have reported seeing tooth loss as a result of the virus, The New York Times reported.
- “Gum disease is very sensitive to hyper-inflammatory reactions, and COVID long haulers certainly fall into that category,” Scherer told The New York Times.
“COVID toes” was another symptom that was reported back in April, which I wrote about for the Deseret News. These were explained as a “presence of purple or blue lesions on a patient’s feet and toes,” according to USA Today.