Healthcare workers are dealing with painful skin damage from PPE—these products can help
The latest photos making the rounds on social media aren’t quarantine memes or freshly baked bread. They’re selfies from healthcare workers on the front lines of the covid-19 pandemic revealing painful-looking “battle wounds” from wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) almost constantly.
You might have seen nurses with heat rashes, deep indentations, and ulcers on the bridge of their nose from back-to-back shifts in medical masks—or doctors with dry, cracked hands from far too many hours wearing latex gloves. It looks anything but pleasant.
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Dr. Nazarian recommends reaching out to front line healthcare workers with “products that are fragrance-free, and do not contain any scrubs, scrubbing beads, or rough exfoliating additions.” She recommends Vanicream Lite Lotion because it ticks all of those boxes, and it’s the perfect size to carry to work and reapply to dried-out hands. It’s great for everyday, too, because it’s so lightweight and made for even hypersensitive skin.
Source: Yahoo Life – Healthcare workers are dealing with painful skin damage from PPE—these products can help By, Kristine Solomon