The three types of skin rashes that are warning signs of Omicron

New signs which show you could have the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been revealed.

There are three signs of infection which show up on your skin, it has been reported.

Some people testing positive with the Omicron variant are reporting different types of rashes, BirminghamLive reports.

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The three skin rashers have been defined as: hives, prickly heat, and chilblains.

Chilblains are small, itchy, red patches that can appear after you have been in the cold.

You mostly get them on your fingers and toes. But you can get them on your face and legs, too.

Your skin can feel itchy or like it’s burning and your fingers or toes may become red or swollen.

Prickly heat causes small, raised spots, an itchy, prickly feeling and also mild swelling.

To calm the itching or prickly feeling, you should apply something cold, such as a damp cloth or ice pack (wrapped in a tea towel) for up to 20 minutes.

You should also tap or pat the rash instead of scratching it – but do not use perfumed shower gels or creams.

Omicron was first detected in November by medical experts and has since sparked warnings professionals in the medical industry have never seen anything like it.

In recent days, the UK has been buoyed by reports the mutant strain is actually milder. Other signs and symptoms include runny nose, fatigue and sneezing, as well as aches.

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