A NEW study published by JAMA Dermatology, suggests that a rash inside the mouth could be a new symptom of COVID-19.
Doctors in Spain examined the mouths of 21 coronavirus patients who had rashes on their skin to see if they had enanthem or a rash inside the body on the mucous membrane.
On average it took around 12 days for the patients to develop a rash on their mucous membrane after they showed known COVID-19 symptoms.
The new symptom for coronavirus suggest that a rash inside the mouth could be linked to COVID-19.
Patients at Roman y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid, Spain, were diagnosed with the coronavirus and had dermatology appointments between March 30 and April 8, 2020.
Researchers found six (29 percent) of the patients had some form of enanthem in their mouths. These patients were aged between 40 to 69-years-old and four (66 percent) were women.
On average, it took around 12 days for the patients to develop a rash on their mucous membrane after they showed known COVID-19 symptoms.
This ranged from fewer than two days to 24. Most of the six patients (83 perncet) had petechiae, or small purple, red, or brown spots in their oral cavities.
According to the CDC, the 11 symptoms for coronavirus include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.
People with COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms for the virus may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
If you or anyone you know shows signs any of the 11 symptoms call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility.
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