Can COVID-19 affect the appearance of my skin?
We are far from going back to our normal lives, as the disease, Corona Virus 19 or most commonly known as the COVID-19 virus, continuously spreads and evolve into different variants. But did you know that contracting the virus has great effects on your skin? And no, we’re not about the good effects here.
What is COVID-19 and its symptoms?
Corona Virus 19 or most commonly known as the COVID-19 virus took the entire world by storm by spreading vigorously around the world, resulting in a massive number of deaths in just a matter of time. Its symptoms are as follows:
- Dry cough
- Constant high fever
- Body aches
- Loss of smell and taste
- Skin changes can also occur
How can COVID-19 affect the skin?
Viral infections can also manifest themselves through signs on the skin such as red spots, dryness, rough texture, and itching.
The best-known diseases that cause these problems are dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, measles, chickenpox, mononucleosis, and now COVID-19.
- Red spots with or without blisters are the most common manifestation.
- Red lesions on the limbs, feet, or hands.
In some cases, moisturizers with soothing or antipruritic (anti-itch) properties and oral antihistamines may be used.
We strongly recommend Brilliant Skin’s Protection Cream that effectively gives quick soothing action to help provide skin from itching and burning sensations.
Top it off with some of Brilliant Skin’s Vitamin E Moisturizing & Firming Cream for the moisturizing that your skin needs.