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Covid Toe condition

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Bea65 Thu 07-Oct-21 18:46:49

Georgesgran oh yes the 3sided clothes horse..always had pride of place.. house smelt of washing and cosy...happy days👌

Georgesgran Thu 07-Oct-21 17:34:29

Diverting the OP I know, but talk of sitting almost on top of the fire reminds me that on a wet Monday it was impossible to get near it for the three sided clothes horse, loaded up with damp sheets! Happy days - not!

Maggiemaybe Thu 07-Oct-21 17:09:32

Bea65

Maggiemaybe sorry to hear about your chilblain symptoms but you triggered a memory of 'being told off as a child in the 50s for sitting too close to the fire' Mother always used to say you'll get chilblains! Never did but enjoyed the coal fire and would sit on top of it ..freezing house no central heating.

We’d have frozen solid if we hadn’t sat close to the coal fire in those days, wouldn’t we? smile Though ours was challenging. We’d use sea coal on it and every so often a scrap of red hot mussel shell would fly out of the flames and zip past your ear. Nobody nodded off in front of that fire!

Callistemon Thu 07-Oct-21 16:35:10

December 2019 through to February 2020 I had a terrible cough from a virus which couldn't have been Covid hmm. I kept getting a stinging pain in my fingers or palms then a little bruise would appear as if a small blood vessel had burst and the hot, stinging feeling would go. It did go on for months and still happens but not so often now.

Blossoming Thu 07-Oct-21 12:13:29

I’ve just been reading about this.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58801462

greenlady102 Thu 07-Oct-21 12:12:37

I have got Achenbach's Syndrome which is very similar. I self diagnosed off the internet because a thick GP when I went to see him in the middle of summer said "oh you have chillblains" Its not just me thinking he was thick he came to the surgery on a six month trial and didn't stay.

Bea65 Thu 07-Oct-21 12:06:48

Maggiemaybe sorry to hear about your chilblain symptoms but you triggered a memory of 'being told off as a child in the 50s for sitting too close to the fire' Mother always used to say you'll get chilblains! Never did but enjoyed the coal fire and would sit on top of it ..freezing house no central heating.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 07-Oct-21 07:16:36

Apparently it is an immune response by the body.

Maggiemaybe Thu 07-Oct-21 06:56:03

Yes, Bea, I had it back in March last year when I isolated for a week because of a sudden, hacking cough that lasted just 12 hours. No other symptoms at all. I suffered from chilblains as a child, but only in the depths of winter and before central heating.

Then my son developed red and purple lumps across his fingers last summer. His GP prescribed antibiotics that did nothing, Dr Maggie recognised them as chilblains, which he’d never had. Again, no other symptoms.

FannyCornforth Thu 07-Oct-21 06:31:33

It’s more common among children and young people I believe.
I remember it being mentioned at the ‘official’ start of the Covid business in Spring last year.
Children were developing Covid toe when they weren’t really showing any other symptoms.

Bea65 Thu 07-Oct-21 06:00:45

Morning, has anyone experienced this condition which scientists say resembles chilblain-like lesions on toes or even fingers?
Hadn't heard of this but it's treatable🤞