Dermatologists of AIIMS- R advise that special care should be taken while using the sanitizers and masks
The experts have warned that excessive use of sanitizers and the masks can cause skin problems. The doctors of department of dermatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh have advised that special care should be taken while using the sanitizers and masks. They warn that their excessive use can cause eczema (a type of skin disease). The dermatologists warn that continuous hand washing with sanitizer and detergent causes skin dryness, redness, scaling, and itching.
The associate professor of department of dermatology, Dr Neirita Hazarika said that the harmful effects of soaps and detergents can be reduced by the use of alcohol-based sanitizer such as glycerine and oil. He added that gloves should not be worn when hands are wet. The wet gloves stick and cause skin irritation. “ If one is allergic to the use of masks or gloves, then it is beneficial to use medicinal creams or use the medicine suggested by skin specialists based on the results of the allergy test.’’
The assistant professor, department of dermatology of the institute, Riti Bhatia said that wearing a mask for a long time causes sweating in the face and causes pimples. Apart from this, the problem of stress and facial friction is also seen in people wearing masks for a long time. Masks may also cause redness of skin with itching, pain on the nose or behind the ears.
Prolonged wearing of gloves increases the risk of fungal infections like tinea rings. In such a condition one should use moisturizer, common cold cream or coconut oil, advise the experts.
Sunday, 23 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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