Be Aware Of These Skin Diseases During Monsoon! – IMMUNOSCIENCES
Be Aware Of These Skin Diseases During Monsoon!

Be Aware Of These Skin Diseases During Monsoon!

The rainy season heat and humidity entice viral and fungal diseases, creating an ideal environment for skin illnesses. The most frequent monsoon season skin illnesses include skin eczema, scabies, acne, dermatitis, heat rash, warts, skin rash, itchy skin, acne pimples, and skin allergy. 

When the humidity in the air rises, our skin becomes more prone to rashes and allergies. As a result, it is essential to treat skincare seriously during the rainy season, as it causes excessive oil release in the body, which causes irritation. Thus, skin and hair problems are fairly prevalent; let us go through them in detail-

What is Fungal Infections/ Ringworm?

A rash known as ringworm of the body (tinea corporis) is brought on by a fungus. The rash is typically round and irritating, with clearer skin in the centre. Ringworm's name comes from the way it looks. No worms are present.

Fungal infections, popularly known as Ringworm, are the most frequent infection during the monsoon season, caused by high humidity levels. Ringworm thrives in regions where sweating is more common, as transmitted by fomites. A fungus can spread through the sharing of towels, utensils, and public restrooms, among other things. When a patient scrapes the diseased region with their fingernails, a fungal infection can spread throughout the body.

What are the symptoms of Ringworm Skin Fungal?

Patches of red, round skin around the neck, armpits, or soles of the feet. Itching and irritation in body folds such as the armpits, groyne area, and inner thighs, which is uncomfortable in obese adults and children. Itching of the skin may result in secondary infection of the nails, which may become brittle and yellowish-green.

What are the Ringworm Skin Fungal Infection Prevention Tips?

  1. Wear open-toed shoes that allow for air circulation.
  2. Wear clean and dry clothes after exercise, and change wet clothes, socks, and undergarments if you get soaked in the rain.
  3. Consider applying antifungal dusting powder to the soles of your feet while wearing socks and after showering.
  4. Keep your skin clean by taking a warm shower with antibacterial soap.

What is an Athlete's Foot?

A fungal illness known as athlete's foot affects the top layer of the skin of the foot, particularly when it is warm, damp, and inflamed.It is sometimes referred to as tinea pedis and foot ringworm. Trichophyton is the name of the fungus that causes athlete's foot and is frequently discovered in clothing and on floors.

The correct circumstances must exist for an athlete's foot fungus to infect the skin; it needs a warm, moist habitat, like the interior of a shoe. As a result, only 0.75 percent of those who habitually go barefoot are impacted.

What are the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot?

Irritable, scaly, and itchy spots on the foot are symptoms of Athlete's Foot. Athlete's foot is caused by candida fungus, which causes toenail infection and ultimately nail splitting. Burning feeling, blisters, odorous feet, and broken skin The skin in the toe webs may deteriorate.

What is Athlete’s Foot Prevention? 

  1. Frequently clean your hands.
  2. To avoid infection, use antifungal powder in your shoes and socks.
  3. Never wear damp socks and always wear clean socks.

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Skin patches that become darker than the surrounding skin are referred to as hyperpigmentation. The pigment that gives skin its colour, melanin, causes it when the skin produces too much of it. People of all skin types may be impacted.

Due to the higher melanin concentration of darker skin tones, hyperpigmentation is quite common on people with coloured skin. The skin may create more melanin as a result of burns, bruising, acne, rashes, or other trauma and develop black spots.

Hyperpigmentation is a humidity-related skin condition that occurs when skin melanocytes become hyperactive as a result of direct sun exposure. When the sun is not excessively bright, hyperpigmentation occurs due to an overproduction of melanin.

What are the signs and symptoms of Hyperpigmentation?

Dull, dark spots, particularly on the face Some immunological and gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as metabolic problems, cause hyperpigmentation.

What are the Hyperpigmentation Prevention Tips?

  1. To protect your skin, use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and apply it 20 minutes before going outside.
  2. When you walk out after lockdown, use protective clothes such as hats, sunglasses, and stoles, as well as your face mask, to safeguard your skin from the sun's severe radiation.

What is Facial Folliculitis?

During the monsoon season, increased hair breakage is caused by facial folliculitis, or inflammation of the hair follicles. Facial Folliculitis is caused mostly by a bacterial and fungal infection that arises as a result of sweating, dehydration, and extreme monsoon humidity.

What are symptoms of Facial Folliculitis? 

Pimples with white heads or little red lumps that spread throughout the hair follicles. Pus-filled blisters that rupture and crust over, resulting in painful, burning skin. A huge, painful, swollen bump or lump.

What are Facial Folliculitis Prevention Tips?

  1. Wear clean, loose cotton clothing instead of tight apparel.
  2. Dry your rubber gloves and coronavirus prevention facemasks after each usage.
  3. Shave as little as possible to avoid damaging the skin layers.
  4. Consult a skin doctor about a skincare antibacterial ointment, lotion, or gel.

What is Eczema?

Eczema is characterised by skin rashes and skin allergies induced by dermatitis inflammation. Eczema is caused by both extrinsic and hereditary causes like humidity and temperature changes. Furthermore, itching and scratching can cause further skin damage, resulting in bleeding and secondary bacterial infections. Eczema affects 18-21 percent of children worldwide, and an increase in atopic dermatitis and diaper rash is not unusual during the rainy season.

What are the symptoms of Eczema?

Skin that is red, inflamed, dry, and sensitive, with itchy, dark-colored, and scaly spots. Oozing or crusting surrounding the swelling.

What are the Eczema Prevention Tips?

  1. Avoid pollens, animal hair, dust, and dirt, as well as other allergens that cause allergies.
  2. Keep your skin dry since excessive perspiration exacerbates irritation in Eczema sufferers.
  3. Create a skincare routine to help you follow skincare advice and keep your skin healthy.
  4. Wear gloves when cleaning and dusting your home and business, and avoid getting your hands wet.

How Insect Bites and Stings Affect Your Skin During Monsoon?

During the rainy season, insect bites and stings are widespread, and they can produce an acute skin reaction. Be wary of fire ants, wasps, hornets, and bee stings, which can be extremely painful. Add to that the itching and pain caused by mosquito, flea, and mite bites.

What are the symptoms of insect bites and stings?

Quick skin symptoms such as redness, inflammation, and irritation

How to prevent insect bites? 

  1. Wear long-sleeved clothing and pants to cover exposed skin.
  2. When going outside, wear shoes.
  3. Apply insect repellent lotion containing 50% DEET (diethyltoluamide) on exposed skin.

Monsoon Diseases Hygiene Tips-

  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting accessories such as headbands, belts, tight clothing, or socks made of synthetic fibre. They make it difficult for skin pores to breathe and produce excessive perspiration. Cotton clothing is preferred.
  • Remember to see your virtual doctor on a frequent basis for pre-existing ailments such as diabetes and thyroid issues.
  • After a bath, thoroughly dry and wipe your body. Pay careful attention to skin folds such as behind the knees, underarms, and between the toes.

Reaching to a Virtual Doctor for Monsoon Care

Monsoon infections may be extremely contagious to your skin. As previously said, if you are having any skin rash or skin allergy symptoms, it is best to get medical attention right away. Always consult a doctor to reduce the danger of waterborne skin disease transmission.


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