Dr Bataille was instrumental in creating a Covid skin gallery of images with the support of the British Association of Dermatologists and Zoe Global LTD.
The gallery of images was collected via the COVID Symptom app as volunteers sent pictures of their rashes during the lockdown.
The gallery shows 8 types of rashes which can be found in 10% of swab positive subjects. More importantly, amongst those, the rash was the only sign if COVID infection in 21% of them. So it is important to be vigilant and any new rash, especially affecting the toes, must be regarded as a potential sign of COVID.
Although it is difficult to get a test with a skin rash only, it may be prudent to isolate, especially if you are in contact with people who are at risk of serious COVID. The gallery can be seen at www.covidskinsigns.com