Effects of Corona Virus on the Skin: Symptoms and Risks
Akanksha Sharma1, Rishabha Malviya1, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2020
First Page: 28
Last Page: 30
Publisher ID: TODJ-14-28
Article History:Received Date: 23/3/2020
Revision Received Date: 28/6/2020
Acceptance Date: 02/7/2020
Electronic publication date: 20/08/2020
Collection year: 2020
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Coronavirus is a disease that affects mainly the upper respiratory tract, but in somecases, it can also affect the skin. This study aims to describe the effect of coronavirus on the skin function. Skin gets affected easily because coronavirus first comes into contact with the skin and mucous membrane. Numerous studies are investigating the symptoms of coronavirus appearing on the skin in different forms like rashes, blisters, irritation, dermatitis, etc. The excessive use of sanitizers and soaps can also cause skin problems. Personal protective equipment can also cause irritation to the skin and mucous membrane. It is concluded from the study that skin must be protected from the exposure of the external environment where the virus may be present. Moreover, sanitizers and soaps must be used in a limited quantity and proper medication should be taken by the patients having a skin disease because they may get affected with the coronavirus.