The burden of PPE-associated headache among frontline staff treating COVID-19 is clinically significant and may increase as the pandemic continues.
Why this matters
COVID-19 is a viral infection currently responsible for a global pandemic.
Personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and eyewear, is mandated for many frontline healthcare workers treating patients with COVID-19.
Physicians have previously reported that PPE is uncomfortable; furthermore, it may cause new onset headaches due to compression of pericranial soft tissues, and difficulties breathing.