“The skin can be a” spy “of the ongoing infection that has not yet occurred but can also appear during the full-blown stage of the disease. In the majority of adults the spots on the skin disappear in a short time together with the virus while the most dangerous skin lesions occur in patients admitted to intensive care with serious damage to the lungs and kidneys. On the other hand, children can have bright red lesions on their toes without showing the slightest systemic signs of the infection. “
According to the professor, the virus is “sneaky” because it manifests itself with the characteristics of common skin diseases such as urticaria or rash, that is, with a generalized redness of the skin. By observing the skin well, however, it is possible to measure the severity of the infection.
«In 95% of cases the skin is a” thermometer “that warns of a probable viral attack taking place. We see every day under the microscope skin diseases in asymptomatic patients for pneumonia and fever who unequivocally show the Covid brand “.
So when should I worry?
“If you get acne, don’t think you’re infected. If instead you have a fever, cough and red spots on the skin, go to the dermatologist immediately ».