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Adverse skin reactions of personal protective equipment on health care workers against COVID -19

Santosh M. Soraganvi, Revanshiddayya S Hiremath, Panchaksharayya S Hiremath, Manjunath D. Marad, Eknath P Jadhav, Gavishiddappa A. Hadimani

The coronavirus outbreak, which was first detected in China, has infected people in 185 countries. COVID-19 is a pneumonia-like disease caused by a new coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2, that is similar to the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To study the prevalence of adverse reactions of wearing PPE among healthcare workers in Karnataka India during the Covid -19 outbreak. Twenty-one-day observation were made on twenty laboratory health workers and observed hazardous skin effect on health workers wearing PPE long hours during working period. long hour wearing of PPE in our study found respiratory complications, sweating and skin damage. Adequate dermatological knowledge of PPE use and design and extensive comprehensive training is important in risk of pandemic outbreak.

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