COVID Nails – And Other 7 Strange Fingernail Symptoms

By M. C. November 19, 2021
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The general signs of Covid-19 are fever, cough, fatigue, and that famous loss of taste and smell. Other signs of Covid-19 have been noted in the skin, as well. And there’s another part of the body where the virus seems to surprisingly have an impact: the fingernails. A small number of patients have noticed that their fingernails are discolored or misshapen after contracting the virus.

The phenomenon has been dubbed “COVID nails”. There are various symptoms that have been noticed in the patients’ fingernails, such as a red half-moon pattern that forms a convex band in the white area at the base of fingernails.

Although these patterns are generally rare, they could be specific to this disease. Let’s discuss more of these Covid-19 symptoms and other conditions that might be seen in our fingernails.

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