Cell Phone Acne: New Acne Clinical Features in the Coronavirus Disease-19 Era

Authors

  • Kristin Stephanie Sembiring Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7642-6284
  • Nelva Karmila Jusuf Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2021.6872

Keywords:

Cell phone acne, Coronavirus disease-19, Electronic device

Abstract

Technological developments in telecommunications, especially cell phone, enable us to keep communicate without meeting each other. Especially during the latest coronavirus outbreak, when people need to keep up social distance. Meanwhile, electronic devices such as smartphone, tablets, laptops, and light-emitting diode screens are the sources of visible lights that can emit high levels of short-wavelength visible light (blue region in the light spectrum). Prolonged exposure to high-energy blue light, heat dissipation from cell phone, friction, trapped sweat and oil, accumulation of dust, and increased bacterial growth can cause cell phone acne. Management of cell phone acne from prevention to combination therapy based on the results of the evaluation of the severity of acne is needed.

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2021-10-10

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Sembiring KS, Jusuf NK. Cell Phone Acne: New Acne Clinical Features in the Coronavirus Disease-19 Era. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 10 [cited 2024 Mar. 5];9(F):481-5. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/6872

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