COVID-19 vaccines, mask wearing affect dermatology world
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every portion of life for the past year and a half. In the dermatology world, it has had an impact on how specialists see their patients, as well as what they are treating.
The rollout of three COVID-19 vaccines has also affected dermatology as they are evaluated for safety in patients with a multitude of conditions.
Over the past 6 months, Healio has covered the many ways COVID-19 has affected dermatology. Here are the top articles regarding this topic so far this year.
Q&A: Reaction to facial fillers may be seen with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Adverse events recorded in phase 3 trials of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna have included facial swelling in patients who have previously received facial fillers. Read more.
National Psoriasis Foundation recommends COVID-19 vaccine in pandemic guidelines
The guidelines, published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, were developed by a task force of 18 dermatology, rheumatology, epidemiology, infectious diseases and critical care physicians. Read more.
Delayed cutaneous reaction to COVID-19 vaccine should not preclude further vaccinations
Sixteen patients who received the Moderna vaccine and had a delayed cutaneous reaction were included in the case series; 15 had reactions after the first dose, and one had a reaction only after the second dose. Read more.
Cutaneous reactions to Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines minor
The registry-based study evaluated morphology of cutaneous reactions, timing and duration of reactions, and treatments using an international registry of cutaneous manifestations after SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations. Read more.
‘Zoom dysmorphia’ leads to increase in cosmetic consultations during COVID-19 pandemic
An increase in cosmetic consultations was reported by 56.7% of respondents, with 86.4% of providers responding that appearance on video conferencing calls was a reason listed by patients for consultations. Read more.
Pandemic-related mask wearing increased rhytides, acne
During the COVID-19 pandemic, while mask wearing was prevalent, increases in acne, erythema and rhytides were reported, according to a poster presented at AAD VMX 2021. Read more.
Q&A: Mask wearing affects patients with rosacea
Masks, which have been touted to slow the spread of COVID-19 over the past year, have also had an effect on those with rosacea, exacerbating some signs and symptoms, while also helping to hide their condition. Read more.