Medical Must-See: After a month, his mask grew on him, literally

The patient became overly attached to his face covering

A US man adhered a little too well to social-distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the social-distancing measures adhered right back.

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So stringent was his mask-wearing, in fact, that he left it on day and night for a month straight, with eerie consequences.

The 56-year-old Texan presented to ED with increasing bilateral ear pain, reporting he had been unable to remove the surgical mask for the past 2-3 weeks.

His medical history was significant for cocaine use, and he