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Covid nails: Really a symptom?

With the rising pandemic, people have reported to have different varying symptoms. The latest identified symptom is the appearance of lines. It mainly grooves in the fingernails, which people are term as “Covid nails.”

The condition is also called “Beau’s lines.” Also, the experts state that this condition is not exclusively associated with Covid-19. Covid nails can happen after any viral infection, injury. Also, it can be of an underlying health condition.

Notably, the masses have reported a broad range of symptoms after suffering from Covid-19. Thus, this mainly involves the hair loss and reduced energy levels to loss of smell. Currently, many people are reporting a new post-infection condition.

The experts recently on Covid-19 made headlines after they warned that Covid-19 could leave marks behind on your nails. Dr. Tim Spector, principal investigator of the PREDICT studies and the ZOE COVID Symptom Study app, recently posted hi views on social media.

He stated, “Do your nails look odd? COVID nails are increasingly being recognized as the nails recover after infection and the growth recovers leaving a clear line. Can occur without skin rashes and appears harmless.”

But this symptom is not limited to people experiencing Covid-19. Appearing as grooves or lines in your nails, the condition, also called “Beau’s lines. ” This can too develop amongst the people who have experienced a viral infection.

Dr. Michele S. Green, dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York says, “Beau’s lines occur when there is an interruption in regular nail growth.” She further sates that there are a number of reasons why Beau’s lines appear, including illness, injury, or exposure to certain environmental factors.

The research published by a trusted Source in American Family Physician provides a laundry list of medical issues. Thus, this can change the appearance of your nails. Also, the authors of this research claim to say that the visual appearance of the fingernails and toenails may suggest an underlying systemic disease.