The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the global population to adopt several public health meas-ures, including social distancing, environmental disinfection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), which are still widely recommended although several vaccines are currently available. Dermatological and al-lergological diseases related to the extended use of the PPEs represent an emerging problem amidst the pan-demic. In particular, there are increasing reports of skin damage, occupational dermatoses, Irritant Contact Dermatitis (ICD) and allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) related to surgical facemasks and N95. We report the case of a superinfected ICD of the narinal region complicated in nasal vestibulitis, characterized by puru-lent secretions, narinal edema and nasal obstruction, with the aim of highlighting that even the incorrect use of protective against Covid-19 transmission can cause the onset of severe diseases. (www.actabiomedica.it).

Facial Masks Vestibulitis: The Risk of Mismanagement in the COVID-19 pandemic

Gelardi M.;Giancaspro R.
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Cassano M.
2021

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the global population to adopt several public health meas-ures, including social distancing, environmental disinfection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), which are still widely recommended although several vaccines are currently available. Dermatological and al-lergological diseases related to the extended use of the PPEs represent an emerging problem amidst the pan-demic. In particular, there are increasing reports of skin damage, occupational dermatoses, Irritant Contact Dermatitis (ICD) and allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) related to surgical facemasks and N95. We report the case of a superinfected ICD of the narinal region complicated in nasal vestibulitis, characterized by puru-lent secretions, narinal edema and nasal obstruction, with the aim of highlighting that even the incorrect use of protective against Covid-19 transmission can cause the onset of severe diseases. (www.actabiomedica.it).
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