Our World has changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Together with our social, occupational, and personal life, the new corona virus poses significant challenges for all of us in particular doctors, including dermatologists.
Despite the virus not directly infecting the skin, several skin conditions have been associated with COVID-19. These skin problems have occurred mostly as a result of prolonged contact to personal protective equipment and excessive personal hygiene. Pressure injury, contact dermatitis, itchy skin, delayed-pressure urticaria, and flare-ups of pre-existing inflammatory skin diseases, including seborrheic dermatitis and acne, have been described.
A variety of inflammatory rashes have also been found in Covid 19 patients. These rashes vary and resemble “viral” rashes that doctors see associated with other viral infections.