The change of season from summer to monsoon is the prime time for all kinds of mysterious skin rash, swelling, oozing, lumps and bumps. A little awareness can help prevent a lot of suffering. Rashes in the summer months are caused by factors like sunlight, sweating, infection, insects and overheating especially if people have allergies or any pre-existing skin conditions. There has been an increase in 15 to 20% where patients come in with skin rash related issues to OPD at Best Skin and Hair Clinics In Chennai during the summer months.
The rapid change in the weather from hot to humid makes the perfect environment for bacteria, virus, fungi and even insects especially mosquitoes to grow. Viral fevers, dengue, chikungunya and gastroenteritis are often accompanied by a skin rash. It needs complete evaluation including platelet counts to prevent life-threatening complications.
Heat rash or prickly heat is an itchy irritation skin rash with tiny red spots which may usually appear on areas of the body where sweat collects such as armpits, chest, groin, waist etc. Wearing light, loose-fitting soft cotton clothes can help as it does not trap heat or moisture. If a rash persists for longer than a few days or become more filled with pus or is accompanied by fever or chills then you have swollen lymph nodes can get evaluated by the Best Dermatologist in Chennai
Hives: This is one of the most common reactions to many different allergens that include pollen, foods, insect bites etc. They are red, raised wheals with clearly defined edge and may disappear on their own within hours. If hives do not respond to any antihistamines, your doctor may want to rule out any illnesses or allergies. Make sure you dash to a doctor or emergency at Dermatology Hospitals in Chennai if it gets severe or you may have signs of anaphylaxis such as fainting, face or tongue swelling, shortness of breath, tightening of throat etc.
Although eczemas or dermatitis may take a back seat in summers photo contact dermatitis is on the rise, a specific type of dermatitis that may be caused by the reaction when certain photosensitizing certain chemicals are applied on the skin and subsequently get activated by exposure to the sun. The chemicals may also be a part of fragrances, creams dyes, disinfectants or repellents etc. Not all rashes may be allergic. When in doubt, consult with our dermatologist who has specialized training and experience to diagnose and help you manage your condition.
Skin pigmentation, freckles and melasma may increase due to harmful UV rays which can be treated using many oral antioxidants, chemical peels, exfoliative treatments and lasers. A normal tan may wear off on its own after 4-6 weeks of restricting sun exposure.
Harsh summers accompanied by sudden showers may raise humidity levels that may lead to an increase in skin ailments. People must watch out for fungal infections, acne, red skin, darkening, pigmentation, sunburns, allergies and infections that may cause a rash. Sweat and heat may bring up an attack of Malassezia an inflammatory red-brown rash across the chest, back, shoulders and neck. Several off the shelf lotions and steroids may make the condition worse. Specific washes, creams and oral antimicrobials prescribed by a dermatologist after complete assessment can make it completely disappear.
Your eagerly awaited rains may bring you excessive humidity and fungal infections or ringworm can take hold in your groin, underarms, under the breasts and feet. People often apply creams taken straight from chemists or products that are recommended by family or friends. Most of the preparations may be toxic or unlabeled for use. Silently the ugly fans of infections may keep progressing to more and more areas and often we get cases where patients seem to be struggling with extensive disease due to self-medications.
Best Dermatologists in Chennai can immediately deal with infection and help you get rid of it completely if you are regularly following their treatment. Common skin issues must never be neglected and medications recommended directly by chemists or salons or casually by friends must be completely avoided. It is essential to visit a good dermatologist in Chennai, in case of even resisting even a minor skin rash as they would be able to give you the cause and medical solution to the problem. Drink plenty of fluids, avoid becoming too hot, wear sunscreen and carry an umbrella to enjoy the season.