Those who have recovered from Covid must be more careful about sun exposure this summer. In fact, taking too much sun it could aggravate skin manifestations which in some cases are observed with infection caused by SARS CoV-2. The invitation to caution comes from the specialists of the Dermopathic Institute of the Immaculate Conception of Rome-Ircss.
“Covid infection can also present with skin manifestations associated with the different stages of the infection. The most frequent are urticaria, a rash similar to that of measles or chickenpox, chilblains, livedo reticularis and vasculitis“, he explained to Messenger the dermatologist Luca Fania. However, it is not only the recovered who must be careful, but also the vaccinated: they too could have skin reactions, hives or erythema. It would be important, then, to use some simple tricks. “People who have these skin manifestations will have to gradually expose themselves to the sun. So critical times must be avoided. Long-sleeved clothing must be worn. But above all we must always remember that the sun creams to be used are only those with high protection “, underlined Fania.
Furthermore, creams should not only be used on the beach. The sun protection factor 30 or even higher must be applied every time you are exposed to UV rays, and therefore also when you leave the house. According to dermatologists, then, to defend oneself even better from the sun’s rays, it is also advisable to resort to systemic photoprotection. It involves the oral intake of substances ranging from vitamins to minerals, from polyphenols to carotenoids, with photoprotective and anti-photocarcinogenic properties. In any case, dermatologists recommend that you undergo – before going on vacation – a routine check-up, for example to examine moles present on the skin or other suspicious skin lesions.