It is only March and temperatures in Chennai have gone up. Yet we need to continue our usual daily routines that require us to go out in the scorching sun.
The harsh sun along with air pollution hurts our skin. Several skin disorders arise due to this and create much discomfort. Here is a list of some common skin problems that may happen due to the intense summer heat and some basic tips on managing them.
1. Heat Rash or Prickly Heat
This is a red rash or bumps on skin that feels itchy or creates a prickling sensation. This occurs when your sweat glands get blocked due to various reasons. They may get blocked by air pollutants or by dead skin cells.Wearing tight clothing during summer prevents sweat from evaporating in those places also leading to heat rash.
Ways to reduce occurrence of prickly heat
2. Sun Allergy
The skin gets a red, scaly, bumpy, and itchy rash. Sometimes you may also develop watery blisters. This condition happens to people who have a genetic predisposition to sun sensitivity.
Sun allergy also occurs when you take certain pain medications and antibiotics. The chemicals in these medicines sometimes react in your body when you are in the sun and cause the same allergic rash.
If you are prone to sun allergy
Acne usually occurs for someone who is acne prone. But summer increases its possibility. When sweat mixes with oil and bacteria on your skin it clogs your pores and causes an acne breakout.
To keep acne away
4. Sun Burn
If your skin is red and it hurts it is probably a case of sunburn.
Best remedies for sunburn
These are the common skin disorders during summer. However there are several other skin conditions that are not listed in this article. It is also hard to differentiate one skin problem from another and it is essential to consult a good dermatologist to know what the cause of the problem is. For good diagnosis of skin disorders as well as acne treatments, and treatment of other skin problems,Get in touch with Mint Hospitals in Adyar that has a well-rounded dermatology department. If in need of a dermatologist in Adyar please visit their website http://minthospitals.com/ for further details on their team and consultations.