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How do you tell the difference between chilblains and COVID toes ?

My partner has these red spots on his toe that look like pictures I have seen of chilblains. I read that this can also be a problem in COVID-19. How do you tell the difference?

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Yes, there is a link between chilblains and covid-19. However, its still a chilblain and a chilblain is a chilblain and should be treated as a chilblain. All that is happening is that the chilblains are more common in those with COVID-19. This could be because something physiologically about the COVID-19 predisposes to chilblains or the change in lifestyle (eg more lock-downs in centrally heated homes) is the reason for the more chilblains.

There is nothing different known at this stage between the "normal" chilblain and a chilblain in COVID-19 except for the diagnosis of the COVID-19.

For the latest information follow this thread:
https://podiatryarena.com/index.php?threads/chilblains-and-covid-19-covid-toes.112258/

Or check this from PodChatLive: http://podchatlive.com/episode-81-with-nadia-dembsky-chilblains-and-covid-toes/

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