An epidemiologist at King’s College London has announced an increase in the number of patients with COVID-19 suffering from unpleasant symptoms in the mouth, such as sores and rashes. These symptoms have not yet been listed by the World Health Organization as a sign of coronavirus.
Professor Tim Spector tweeted that the number of such patients is increasing. “One in five people with COVID-19 have less common symptoms that don’t make the official list, including skin rashes,” Spector states.
Doctors even suggest introducing a new term, “coronavirus language.” “We’re seeing an increasing number of these coronavirus tongues and strange mouth sores. If you have a strange symptom or even just a headache and fatigue, you need to cut back on contact and self-isolate,” he added.
Last year, a study published in Nature, Evidence-Based Dentistry detailed three patients who experienced mouth ulcers or blisters. Another study by JAMA Dermatology looked at 21 patients with coronavirus in Spain who had a skin rash, of whom six also had a mouth rash.