As the humidity level goes up during the monsoon season, skin infections become common. Try to stay clean and use anti-fungal cosmetics to fight them, says an expert.
Capital-based dermatologist Navin Taneja shares how to stay away from skin diseases:
* Heat rash: Heat rash is a red pimply eruption. It is caused by sweating that leads skin pores to choke.
The prickly heat will go in a couple of days unless the rash gets infected by scratching it.
Wear loose cotton and linen clothing.
Calamine lotion may help to ease the itching.
* Nail infection: Nails are at a risk of fungal infections during monsoon season. They become discoloured, brittle and dull.
Use anti-fungal cream or powder.
* Psoriasis: A condition in which red patches start appearing on the skin.
Aloe vera is beneficial for skin diseases caused by rain.
Opt for some home remedy like a mixture of gram flour, rose water and milk.
Use anti-bacterial soaps, talcum powder and face wash.
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* Athlete’s foot: Painful fungal infection generally caused by ill-fitting and wet shoes.
One should not wear plastic shoes, leather or canvas ones and instead wear slippers and flip-flops as they let your feet breathe.
Wear washed cotton socks and keep feet clean and dry. (Bollywood Country)