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Coronavirus Resource Center


Is your hand sanitizer safe?

Hand sanitizer plays a key role in protecting us from COVID-19, but you need to choose this product carefully. Some hand sanitizers contain a toxic substance called methanol, which can cause serious health problems. To find out if your hand sanitizer contains methanol, scroll to the bottom of this FDA page, FDA updates on hand sanitizers with methanol.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the AAD's Coronavirus Resource Center will help you find information about changes in dermatology and how you can continue to care for your skin, hair, and nails.

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Is it safe to see a dermatologist now?

You can get medical care for conditions other than coronavirus. Here's what dermatologists are doing to keep you safe.

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COVID toes and rashes: What they look like

If you are infected by the coronavirus, you may notice a change to your skin. These photos show what you may see.

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Can COVID-19 cause hair loss?

You may see noticeable hair loss after recovering from COVID-19. Here’s why.

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Can sunlight kill the coronavirus?

When it’s hot and sunny outside, you may think you cannot catch the coronavirus. You can. Here’s why.

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Rash: Sign of the coronavirus in kids

Kids get lots of rashes. It can be difficult to know what’s causing them. Now you can add one more possibility to the list — a potential coronavirus infection. Learn the signs on their skin or body.

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9 ways to prevent face mask skin problems

This dermatologist-recommended skin care can help reduce face mask skin problems, ranging from dry skin to acne.

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Face mask skin problems: DIY treatment

If you develop a skin problem under your face mask, here’s what dermatologists recommend.

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Dry skin relief from COVID-19 handwashing

Heal and prevent dry skin caused by frequent handwashing and hand sanitizer use with these tips from dermatologists.

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How to prevent and treat hand rashes

Washing your hands as often as recommended and using hand sanitizer can reduce your coronavirus risk. It can also cause a hand rash. You may be able to treat a hand rash at home by following this advice from dermatologists.

Taking isotretinoin during the coronavirus pandemic

You can continue to treat acne with isotretinoin. See how you can shelter in place and still meet with your dermatologist every 30 days.

Biologics: Should you continue this medication?

If you use a biologic to treat psoriasis, dermatologists recommend that you continue to do so during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out why.

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Dermatologist’s secret for removing gel nail polish at home

The coronavirus pandemic has us tackling many DIY projects. If removing gel nail polish is on your to-do list, here’s how you can do it safely.

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5 reasons to see a dermatologist for mole, skin tag removal

While sheltering in place, some people are removing their own moles and skin tags. Find out why you want a dermatologist to do this for you.

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Can an app diagnose skin cancer?

We’re turning to online health resources more than ever. Before you rely on an app to find skin cancer, here’s what you should know.

Telemedicine connects patients with dermatologists

If you need to see a dermatologist, you may be able to get the care you need from a telemedicine appointment. Here’s what you need to know.

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Preventing and treating occupationally induced conditions

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in occupationally induced skin conditions in health care workers.

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AAD statement on the importance of a scientific approach

Read the AAD’s statement on the importance of an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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