Swelling and Redness on the Skin Can Be a Sign of Omicron

Swelling and Redness on the Skin Can Be a Sign of Omicron
Swelling and Redness on the Skin Can Be a Sign of Omicron

While the Omicron variant causes the number of cases to increase rapidly all over the world, experts continue their research on this variant of the coronavirus. Finally, according to a study conducted in England, it was stated that 20 percent of patients with the 'Omicron' variant detected skin symptoms.

With the Omicron variant, which spreads faster in the coronavirus pandemic, the number of cases is breaking records all over the world. Scientists, on the other hand, continue to search for new symptoms of this variant.

According to a study conducted in England, it was stated that 20 percent of patients with the 'Omicron' variant detected skin symptoms.

Making evaluations on the subject, Health Sciences University Dış Kapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital Head of Dermatology Department Prof. Dr. Pelin Kartal stated that the skin involvements in the Omicron variant are mostly seen in children and young people, and said, “Skin involvement is different and at a rate of 20 percent. It appears with complaints that we call itching, swelling, redness, rash or hives on the skin. It can be seen mostly on the knees, elbows and feet.

ATTENTION IF YOU HAVE BLUE HANDS

Kartal said, “There may also be red and purplish bumps on the skin that can be raised, itchy with a slight burning, and a little painful. If there is bruising on the hands, it is important because it needs oxygen and will cause an emergency. “These are more common in children,” he said.

"IF THERE IS A SKIN RAP, THE TEST MUST BE DONE"

prof. Dr. Emphasizing that the Omicron variant manifests itself with skin findings before the detection of the Omicron variant, Kartal said, “These findings can be seen when the infection starts and does not appear clinically. It's a messenger. Contagion is very important. If there is such a finding in our children, we should definitely have them tested. It has also been reported that these findings do not go away immediately after the treatment.”

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