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Dermatol Ther ; 33(6): e14396, 2020 Nov.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-840549

ABSTRACT

Frequency of hand disinfection and adverse skin reactions among health care workers dramatically increased since the COVID-19 outbreak and consensus recommendations on hand hygiene were presented. The aim of the present study was to check the efficacy of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Task Force (TF) on Contact Dermatitis (CD) recommendations in a real life and to search if providing products mentioned in that recommendations may increase its efficacy. Doctors and nurses who worked with patients during COVID-19 pandemic and use hand disinfectants received adopted recommendations of the EADV TF on CD only or together with mentioned in that recommendations gel with ethanol and glycerin and emollient. Prevalence of adverse skin reactions on hand disinfectants at baseline was 80.21%. In a month significant improvement of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and self-assessed improvement of hand skin (P < .01 for both) was reported in "products" group only. Number of participants that had no impact on their HRQoL became higher and the Dermatology Life Quality Index scores lower than in "recommendations only" group (P = .03 and P = .02, respectively). Our results showed that recommendations of the EADV TF on CD may significantly improve HRQoL and hand skin status in health care professionals but provision with products mentioned in that recommendations is crucial.


Subject(s)
COVID-19/prevention & control , Dermatitis, Occupational/prevention & control , Emollients/administration & dosage , Glycerol/administration & dosage , Hand Dermatoses/prevention & control , Hand Disinfection , Hand Sanitizers/adverse effects , Infection Control , Nursing Staff, Hospital , Physicians , Administration, Cutaneous , Adult , COVID-19/transmission , Dermatitis, Occupational/diagnosis , Dermatitis, Occupational/epidemiology , Female , Gels , Hand Dermatoses/diagnosis , Hand Dermatoses/epidemiology , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Occupational Health , Prevalence , Prospective Studies , Quality of Life , Treatment Outcome , Young Adult
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Dermatol Ther ; 33(6): e14368, 2020 11.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-817666

ABSTRACT

Disease-related skin lesions have been reported in 8% to 20% of COVID-19 patients. In the literature, cutaneous symptoms associated with the disease are generally emphasized. However, there are very few studies on the effect of this new SARS-CoV-2 virus entering our lives on dermatological diseases, and none of them have used the dermatological quality of life index (DLQI). In our study, we aimed to evaluate the difficulties faced by the patients who applied to the dermatology outpatient clinic during the pandemic period and the course of their diseases with the dermatological quality of life index. The study was carried out prospectively by including dermatology patients who will apply to the outpatient clinic in June-July 2020. 282 patients were evaluated in the study. DLQI was significantly lower in the group using regular emollients (P < .001). When DLQI was compared between disease groups, it was found to be significantly different (P: .017). DLQI was found to worsen significantly compared to prepandemic studies. It was found that using moisturizer in this period helps to maintain the dermatological quality of life.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Emollients/administration & dosage , Quality of Life , Skin Diseases/physiopathology , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Ambulatory Care , Child , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Prospective Studies , Severity of Illness Index , Skin Diseases/therapy , Surveys and Questionnaires , Young Adult
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Dermatol Ther ; 33(4): e13310, 2020 Jul.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-767240

ABSTRACT

Health professions preventing and controlling Coronavirus Disease 2019 are prone to skin and mucous membrane injury, which may cause acute and chronic dermatitis, secondary infection and aggravation of underlying skin diseases. This is a consensus of Chinese experts on protective measures and advice on hand-cleaning- and medical-glove-related hand protection, mask- and goggles-related face protection, UV-related protection, eye protection, nasal and oral mucosa protection, outer ear, and hair protection. It is necessary to strictly follow standards of wearing protective equipment and specification of sterilizing and cleaning. Insufficient and excessive protection will have adverse effects on the skin and mucous membrane barrier. At the same time, using moisturizing products is highly recommended to achieve better protection.


Subject(s)
Coronavirus Infections/therapy , Health Personnel , Mucous Membrane/pathology , Occupational Diseases/prevention & control , Pneumonia, Viral/therapy , Skin/pathology , COVID-19 , China , Consensus , Emollients/administration & dosage , Gloves, Protective , Hand Disinfection/methods , Humans , Masks , Pandemics , Personal Protective Equipment
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