In the fight against coronavirus, health professionals recommend disinfectant solutions, but caution that abuse of these products might lead to allergies and itching of the skin.
Upwards of 6.3 million people have perished from the epidemic, according to data reported by international organisations.
The WHO has been striving to offer treatments, vaccinations or prevention methods since the emergence of coronavirus.
To avoid becoming infected with the coronavirus, health authorities recommend using masks, washing hands often, keeping a distance of one metre, and avoiding public gatherings in enclosed spaces.
Internal medicine and allergy expert Dr. Nisar Ahmad Erfan told Pajhwok Afghan News that the only method to avoid coronavirus was to clean and sanitize with disinfectants and soap on a regular basis”
Coronavirus may be spread through mouth and nose to the body, however washing the hands with soaps and disinfectants can destroy 90 percent of the virus, according to the researche”Every medicine has 30% side effects and the use of disinfectants generates changes in the top level of the skin which irritate it,” he stated when asked if disinfectants were hazardous to skin.
Detergent used to clean houses can have a negative impact upon the respiratory system and lead to allergies and respiratory issues, as well as skin disorders and skin changes.
When detergents come into contact with the eyes, they induce tears, redness, and acute pain, according to Erfan.
Doctor Mohammad ArefAbid, of Arwin Dermatology Hospital’s skin and beauty department, emphasised the need of frequent hand handwashing as a means of preventing coronavirus.
Disinfectants and detergents, in particular, can cause health problems such allergies, skin illness, eye irritation and lung disease if used excessively.
He went on to say that the usage of Vaseline and other moisturising creams is critical in preventing skin reactions from disinfectants.
Dr. MasihNoori, the previous chief of Kabul’s Afghan-Japan Hospital, held a similar perspective and emphasised the need of disinfectants in the fight against bacteria and viruses.
In contrast, he warned that excessive disinfectant usage might cause loss of suppleness of the skin, paving the way for dry skin.
Hand sanitizer is vital for those who travel by airline, vehicle, or workplace without access to soap and water, according to Hajir. Using soap and water, on the other hand, is the greatest method for the elimination of the coronavirus.
“When the coronavirus epidemic started, physicians urged on hand washing with soap and water; everyone used sanitizers back home and at the office; I constantly washed my hands, but I subsequently realised that my skin went black as it had burnt,” said Benafshah, a Kabul resident from Zaman Khan.
Two years after the pandemic, her hands’ skin still hadn’t returned to normal, so she’d made the decision to visit a dermatologist.
.”After the coronavirus outbreak we made great precautions to prevent the virus and I regularly cleaned my hands and washed my hands quite frequently. After a time, I observed that the skin of my hands got extremely dry and the skin colour changed Subsequently I did away with using sanitizers and oiled my hands instead to get back the suppleness.”