Talk about the monsoons in India and all you can think of is the long drives in the highway, the roadside tea stalls, the peaceful sleep and fun times. While on the other hand, monsoons bring along problems for the skin where there are excessive humidity levels and moisture formation which makes the skin susceptible to fungal and bacterial infections.
Some people ignore the signs of infection on the skin thinking it to be a phase; however, it is something that needs serious attention. While some think that going to the salon can help, in reality, a dermatologist in western Mumbai is the one who can help you.
Here are a few skin issues that you may have to deal with during the monsoon season, so this is likely to enlighten you if you witness similar conditions.
Redness of the skin, itchiness and red spots is what is a result of the presence of bacteria on the skin that is often left behind by sweat. Not wiping your face well or probably making use of a contaminated towel is likely to give your skin the reddish tinge and spots that fail to go away. Furthermore, using nails on the skin when it itches triggers complications and aggravates the area further. To get rid of this, always make use of a fresh towel to clean your face as well as the exposed areas such as the arms especially when you wear jewellery such as bangles and bracelets.
The areas of the body such as the underarms, neck, the inner areas of the elbow, etc. are prone to sweating and that is where the bacteria reside. Not paying attention to it can lead to complications where you would find blisters, a burning sensation, and a bad odour. Even the best dermatologist in Mumbai agrees to the fact that maintaining the basic personal hygiene such as applying deodorant or possibly taking a bath twice a day is likely to keep the bad effects of sweating away from your body.
Pigmentation on the skin
While people believe in the myth that sunscreen should only be applied when going out in the sun and isn’t required when it is raining, they forget that the presence of the harmful UV rays is something that affects the skin in a bad manner. Whenever you step out, there is a need to apply sunscreen all the time. During monsoon, you don’t see the sun rays but they are still there and equally harmful. Exposure to the harmful rays is likely to lead to pigmentation of the skin. Dark spots, as well as signs of ageing, is what comes to the surface and for those who have freckles on the face tend to have a tough time fighting the darkened spots. Even though products can help in bringing things back to normal, making use of laser therapies to lighten the skin can be more effective. It also tends to eliminate any sun damage much quicker than any other treatment. Metamorphosis Clinic in Mumbai and Delhi has the best laser treatment for damaged skin.
Several think that hormonal imbalances lead to the formation of acne on the skin, but what they fail to realize is that the excessive oil, as well as sweat that stays behind on the unclean skin, leads to the formation of acne. Infection in the hair follicles is also something that is confused with hormonal problems.
Infection of the hair follicles caused by bacteria or fungus due to excessive moisture, sweating or dehydration. It happens as the hair follicle gets infected and develops swelling or pus forms. It is prevented by taking regular baths, avoiding sweat to accumulate in the skin, avoiding friction. Common areas where it occurs are thighs, face, scalp, arms and armpits.
Because of the increased humidity during monsoon, the skin fails to retain moisture and becomes eczematous. The skin also tends to become more dry and itchy. You must meet your dermatologist in Mumbai or Delhi at this time. At home, you can apply coconut oil on the affected area to provide relief. Wearing loose clothes made of cotton are better than clothing made of other materials especially if you are prone to developing eczematous skin in monsoon.
Scabies tops the list of the skin problems that can occur during the monsoon season. It is a waterborne disease caused by mites. It causes intense itching. This should be attended by a dermatologist immediately as it tends to spread to other people if you share clothes, bed linen etc. Common areas are in between the fingers, armpits, inner elbow, lower abdomen, backs of knees, buttocks. To prevent this from happening pay attention to your personal hygiene. Try to keep the skin as dry as possible during the monsoon season. Avoid sharing your personal belongings with others.
This is also a very common condition during the monsoon season. It tends to appear as circular, red patches which are usually itchy. Common body parts it affects are the groin, inner thighs and buttocks. You must ensure to visit a dermatologist and not self medicate. If it occurs on the foot the term is named as Athlete’s foot.
Tips to prevent monsoon related diseases:
- Wear cotton clothing which should be loose and comfortable. Avoid wearing closed footwear. Avoid tight belts or other accessories.
- Don’t walk barefoot.
- Avoid wearing metals as they can lead to a skin rash on getting in contact with water.
- Avoid excessive sweating, take regular baths with an antibacterial soap.
- Avoid sharing of clothes and bed linens.
- Keeping yourself hydrated.
- After a bath ensures to wipe off the entire body especially the areas where folds form, like under the breast, underarms and in between the buttocks.
- Use an antifungal powder immediately after bath especially on areas where folds form.
While these are common issues faced during the monsoon, letting the professionals for skin treatment in Mumbai help you bring good results while they would also help you with tips to deal with them even if they aren’t around all the time. For any queries related to the monsoon, diseases call on 8976765661 or visit www.metamorphosis-clinic.com