Masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Over time, it has been shown that the coronavirus comes to generate multiple effects people who suffer from it, and even affects the skin. However, a study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (Jeav) publishes that the mask use can cause the cause purpuric lesions in the face.
Study investigators studied a 64 year old woman who recently developed bilateral asymptomatic purpuric lesions in the face. The purpura was located in the play and distributed linearly in the direction of the FFP2 face mask edges which is generally used as protection against Covid-19 infection.
After noticing that the lesions appeared after prolonged use of the FFP2 maskthe patient decided to start using surgical masks to reduce facial skin pressure, and after that he underwent a improvement of your skin signs. He was reassured about his condition and suggested that he wear, where possible, surgical masks which produce less pressure on the face.
Several dermatological studies have investigated the effects of face masks on people’s skin, demonstrating an increase in facial dermatoses oh secondary skin symptoms to the use of face masks. Researchers have discovered acne, irritant contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea there allergic contact dermatitiswhile among the symptompatients report itch, burning pain, drought, oily skin, earache and others.
The phenomenon of the mask, linked to skin diseases
The the study ends by stating that prolonged use of masksthe type mask, the conditions existing before and mask reuse can be considered the main factors that determine the appearance of symptoms or facial skin diseases.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused dermatologists we have to face new challengessuch as the effects generated by the vaccines or yours purple induced by masks, as reported in the study carried out by Jeadv. The effect known as the mask phenomenon is another unexpected effect of the Covid-19 era.
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