5 Skin Related Problems That Arise During Monsoons

Pratiksha Satpure

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Rains bring along with it a baggage of skin related disorders, fungal infection and health issues. Avoid getting wet and use umbrellas, instead, say experts.

During the monsoon season, the humidity level increases causing a host of beauty related woes. It promotes maximum oil secretion in the body and leads to itching which further facilitates skin and hair related disorders as well as fungal and bacterial infections. Women do not usually visit a dermatologist when it comes to common skin issues.

Even when the infections are soaked, they must immediately follow preventive measures because if left untreated, it can leave permanent scars on the skin.

Some simple ways to avoid skin infection is by using an antifungal powder to avoid any further infection. Always keep your skin dry. Don’t wear wet clothes. Also, wet shoes should be changed instantly. These small precautions go a long way in having a healthy and infection-free skin


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Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles caused by bacteria or fungus. When a hair follicle gets infected, it swells up and looks like a red pimple. Sometimes folliculitis also develops pus. Folliculitis is caused by excessive sweat or moisture in an area on the body. Your arms, upper back, and thighs are the most commonly affected areas. Folliculitis can be easily treated with medicated cream and some cold sponging on affected areas.

Athlete’s Foot

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Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that commonly occurs between the toes. This is not a serious skin disease but a highly contagious one.

Athlete’s foot commonly spreads by walking barefoot in gym lockers, near the pool, or even in the bathroom where the floor might be covered with infected skin cells so avoid wander without shoes. The damp air in monsoon can worsen the risk of Athlete’s Foot.

So this monsoon avoid sharing socks, towels, or wearing closed footwear to reduce your risk of this skin condition.


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Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin that is very common in the monsoon season. The infection appears as red, circular patches on the skin. The parts of the body that are commonly affected include the arms, shoulders, chest, neck, scalp, and groin. The patches may itch or even begin to ooze. Ringworm can be easily treated and controlled with timely medication.

Never try to self -medicate as this can leave you with ugly scars on your body. Prevention is good but self-medication is dangerous.


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Scabies is a monsoon disease called by tiny microscopic mites. These mites are invisible to the naked eye and they can live on your skin surface for months. They even burrow into your skin to lay eggs; this causes intense itching and formation of a rash. Scabies is highly contagious and can spread through infected clothing and bedding. The good news is that scabies is very treatable and can be cured through antibiotics and medicated lotions.


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Eczema is a type of skin rash which causes the skin to become inflamed. The rash is usually red and itchy and the affected areas become dry and scaly. One must be aware that is not caused by a bacterium but rather it is an allergic reaction of the body’s immune system to external stimulus. This skin rash is common in families which have a history of skin allergies, hay fever, or asthma. Eczema is perfectly curable with medication and skin lotions.

However, it is necessary to visit a dermatologist even in case of minor skin issues as they would be able to give a better medical solution to the problem.

So get rid of skin problems this monsoon just by following the tips mentioned above.

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