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Long COVID: A sensation on your skin can linger on for months - Times Now

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  • Several people who struggle with long COVID complain of a strange tingling sensation on the skin even after recovery.
  • Recent studies also show that long COVID can make an individual more prone to vasculitis, nerve-related issues, strokes, and even a heart attack.
  • Earlier, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stressed how long COVID can affect all body parts.
New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic shook the whole world a virus that transmits too easily and is potentially fatal as well with a plethora of mutations has left medical health experts in a dilemma on how it should be managed. Although a number of pharmaceutical giants have rolled out their respective vaccines to combat COVID-19, there continue to be concerns around the infection basis its severity, symptoms, and duration. While some patients recover from COVID easily without severe symptoms, there are a few who struggle with long COVID and prolonged side effects, weakness, and brain fog.Several studies since the pandemics start have linked post-COVID complications to a high risk of heart diseases, vasculitis, and others.
 
However, when a patient struggles with long COVID, there is a particular sensation that may linger on your skin for months.Can long COVID give skin complications?Several people who struggle with long COVID complain of a strange tingling sensation on the skin even after recovery. Besides tingling, patients also report numbness and prickling if sitting in the same position for too long. These are known as paresthesia triggered by excessive pressure on the nerves that supply blood to limbs. This goes away once you start moving; however, if suffering from long COVID, the symptoms may linger on for longer.What are the symptoms of long COVID?Patients who have struggled with or are struggling with long COVID are likely to experience the following symptoms:
  1. Loss of smell and taste
  2. Brain fog
  3. Shortness of breath
Recent studies also show that long COVID can make an individual more prone to vasculitis, nerve-related issues, strokes, and even a heart attack.
 
Earlier, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stressed how long COVID can affect all body parts.COVID is assumed to be an upper respiratory disease; however, it is a systemic infection that may attack the heart over time. Meanwhile, health bodies stressed getting vaccinated as soon as possible to lower chances of long COVID, the same can also be effective in managing post-infection complications. The symptoms may resolve over time, yet, the related heart struggles need to be dealt with better, and worldwide there has been stress on the immunising shot for that purpose.Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice.
 
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