As reported in several daily UK newspapers, there's a worrying symptom on your skin that could be a sign of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
Unlike previous variants like Delta, symptoms of this super mutant strain has been found to be similar to a common cold. And though they are described as "extremely mild," Omicron symptoms seem to be targeting different parts of the body.
One of the lesser-known but common symptoms of Omicron is a skin rash, according to the ZOE COVID Study app. Described as “a fourth key sign” of the coronavirus infection, there have been two types of rashes reported by Covid positive patients.
The first is a hive-type rash that comes on suddenly in the form of raised bumps on your skin. These tend to be very itchy and often start with intense itching of the palms or soles. The second type is a prickly heat rash that comes on as areas of small, itchy, red bumps.
While the hive-type rashes tend to come and go quickly, the prickly heat rash can persist for days or weeks, according to ZOE. Research has shown that these skin symptoms can appear even when there are no other symptoms linked to Covid present.
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