On top of Covid tongue, one in 10 of patients have also reported suffering burning sensations in their hands and feet, hives, or other painful swelling in those extremities.
A research team presented their findings as part of a research letter published in the British Journal of Dermatology last September.
They cautioned that the patients analysed in this study were all adults with COVID-19 pneumonia, so these findings should not be applied to children or asymptomatic individuals.
These symptoms should also not be considered a diagnostic tool for the coronavirus.
British researcher Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, also tweeted about COVID tongue earlier this month. “Seeing increasing numbers of Covid tongues and strange mouth ulcers,” he wrote.