Know about these Monsoon allergies and ways to combat them!
After the hot days of summer, monsoon comes as a blessing. It gives you that much-needed break from the scorching heat of the summer season. Right? However, while the monsoon drizzles are refreshing, they are also the breeding ground for mosquitoes and numerous allergies. It is necessary to protect yourself against these allergies as it is to take all preventive measures to keep mosquito-borne diseases at bay.
Any person who is slightest prone to allergies can catch these very easily in this season. Another problem that makes it even more vulnerable, is the constant scratching. This not only aggravates the issue but also damages the epidermis and becomes a breeding ground for fungi and bacteria. Humidity, sticky shoes, sweaty feet – all of these might make the allergies grow worse, which is why you need to protect yourself against beforehand.
Clothes and Shoe Allergies
You may get allergy from wet clothes and shoes. When wet synthetic clothes rub against your body, it causes allergies due to the chemicals present in them. They can even lead to fungal infections in areas where the skin folds.
In case of catching such an infection, you should consult a dermatologist to address the issue. Meanwhile, you should change out of wet clothes as soon as possible and keep the area dry and moisturized as much as you can.
Mould is a type of fungus that grows inside houses or buildings due to moisture or dampness. They can even breed on food. They can happen at any time of the year, but it is more prevalent during monsoon. This allergy can lead to skin allergies, allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis. The symptoms of mould allergy are similar to that of a cold, so nasal rinses and keep the area around you, well ventilated and dry.
The humid and damp conditions during monsoon make it a perfect breeding ground of fungi and bacteria, which is why many people get fungal infections during this season. Some of the most common fungal infections are ringworms, athlete’s foot and nail infections. Fungal infections are contagious so you must get them treated as soon as possible, also make sure to stay away from people. You wouldn’t want someone else to get it from you, right?
Keep your skin clean by washing it twice or thrice a day. Always moisturize your skin, if you have dry skin type and keep your it clean if it’s oily. Staying hydrated and skin exfoliation is also important.
Sounds complicated? It is a common skin infection that leads to inflamed hair follicles. They may appear as small red bumps or white-headed pimples around the hair follicles. The condition can get severe during monsoons. The best way to get rid of facial folliculitis is to keep your hair and skin clean and dry at all times. Avoid wearing tight clothing, wash the affected area twice with mild soap and drink plenty of water. Also, don’t forget to moisturize.
These were some of the common infections you should stay aware of in these alluring monsoons. Just follow the right tips in case you catch any of them. Stay safe and enjoy the monsoon.
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