An Update on "Covid Toes" as an Early Sign of COVID-19


Our office continues to be open to all new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. If you prefer to wait in your car, just give us a call and we will call or text you when we are ready to bring you straight into a treatment room. Our entire staff is wearing masks and we encourage you to do the same.

For those patients who cannot or still wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

We are hearing more and more about the skin manifestation on the feet that occur in about 20% of cases of COVID-19, now commonly known as Covid Toes. We published information about the skin rashes and eruptions last week and it's been getting much more press lately. These are rashes, blisters, and sores that are noticed on or between the toes and on the feet. They may look similar to athletes foot or warts to you.

So what would we do if we saw that you have what might be Covid Toes? We would be likely to biopsy the lesion to get a true diagnosis of what is causing the eruption on your feet. It makes sense, however, to also get you tested for COVID-19. This knowledge will allow you to prepare you and your family while you are still (and may continue to be) asymptomatic. It will certainly allow you to take extra caustion in your self-quarantine to try to ensure you don't pass it along to anyone else.

If you are curious about the new skin condition on your feet and the possibility that it is Covid Toes, it is a perfect time to schedule a virtual telemedicine visit. Dr. Schneider will be able to take a look and see if there is concern about infection with COVID-19 and send you for further testing, if necessary.