How Corona Virus Affect Our Skin

Shabnam Shokoufi Coronna Virus Skin Condition

Did You Know That Corona Virus Can Develop Skin Condition As Well? 

Skin Condition , Covid's Risks and Symptoms: 

Coronavirus is a disease that mostly affects the Upper Respiratory Tract, but it can also affect the Skin. Coronavirus firstly comes into contact with the skin and mucous membranes and in this way skin can  easily be affected. Coronavirus is not actually Dermatotropic but some skin disorders may arise.

There are various symptoms of coronavirus that occur on the skin in many forms such as:

  • Rashes
  • Blisters
  • Inflammation
  • Acute and chronic dermatitis
  • Itching
  • Dermatitis with pruritic lesions
  • Varicella-like eruptions

Causes and Effects of Coronavirus Skin Infections:

Excessive use of hand sanitizers and soaps can also lead to skin problems.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) can also irritate the skin and mucous membranes.
Use of masks may also leads to irritation, pigmentation of cheeks, chin and nasal bridge.
Coronavirus symptoms include skin problems, especially on the toes.
Thus skin must be shielded from exposure to the external environment where the virus may be present. Furthermore, sanitizers and soaps should be used sparingly, and patients with skin diseases should take proper medicine because they may become infected with the coronavirus.
Controlling the spread of coronavirus causes skin and mucous membrane problems in health professionals. Inadequate and insufficient safety can have a negative impact on the skin and mucous membrane barrier. Patients with skin diseases should take their medicine as directed to avoid coming into contact with the virus.
 

What are the emerging dermatology priorities and clinical treatment targets as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses?

Dermatologists are collaborating to examine symptoms, which for certain patients are the only evidence of coronavirus infection. This assists in the identification of diseases, as well as the support of patients and the prevention of infection spread. Dermatologists playing vital role in controlling the skin infections caused by COVID-19.
 

Looking to the Future: Opportunities for Dermatology:

Dermatologists should maintain their attention on their critical position in the midst of this international health care crisis, continue to learn and contribute, and consider how they can better identify and safely and efficiently treat patients with COVID-19–related skin manifestations while maintaining the highest standard for all patients who need dermatologic care.
  

Refrences:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32109013/
 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31986264/
 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32220020/


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