ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Have you noticed lines or grooves in your nails? It could be a sign that you have had COVID-19.
“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,” tweets Spector.
The clear horizontal lines go across the nails. It may indicate that a person was previously infected.
The Mayo Clinic says that Beau’s lines can occur with illnesses that include fevers like measles, mumps, and pneumonia. Fever is a possible symptom of COVID.
“Any illness can provoke them, it’s not specific to COVID, but clearly a lot of people were exposed at a similar time,” tweets Spector.
Everyone who has had COVID may not have Beau’s lines. But, they are an indicator for those unsure if they were infected.