After the soaring temperatures of May and June, July showers bring with them the much-needed sigh of relief for one and all. Unfortunately, the monsoon drizzles that follow lead to a flurry of health problems in the form of allergies, skin eruptions, boils, etc. In short, Monsoon skin allergies are cumbersome! So, even as you are taking all preventive measures for keeping serious illnesses like malaria and dengue at bay, it is equally important to know how to prevent allergies in the rains.
Here, we aim to take a quick look at some common allergies and skin disorders people experience during the rains and effective ways of controlling their spread.
How to Prevent Allergies During Monsoons
The rainy season is ridden by wetness and excessive humidity, thereby increasing the proliferation of allergens and the skin infections that they bring with themselves. Given below are the most common of them all:
- Acne and Eczema
Both genders are troubled by the tell-tale signs and symptoms of acne and eczema in this season. Though the allergy is not life-threatening, it can become very severe if left untreated for long. The solution to this problem lies in visiting a dermatologist or skin specialist for receiving proper medical attention and care.
So, instead of rushing to the local salon for finding ways of concealing the problem on hand, it is recommended that you go for the right skin treatment for healing the signs of acne and eczema– and that too on the double!
- Skin Allergies
The monsoon season is mainly known for its spate of skin allergies, particularly in metropolises where pollution levels are very high. These allergic symptoms usually appear on the hands, upper back, feet, and other exposed areas of the body. Such allergies caused by the rains are best controlled and corrected by Antihistamines.
As per health experts, chemicals called histamines are produced when your body comes into direct contact with allergy triggers like ragweed, pet dander, pollen, or dust mites. Antihistamines are useful for reducing or blocking histamines and are known for preventing rain-aided allergy symptoms as well.
Hyperpigmentation is another humidity related skin disorder that’s characterized by dull, dark patches that occur on the skin, specifically the face. This skin problem takes place when melanocytes become hyperactive because of direct exposure to the sun.
At times, overproduction of melanin takes place even when the sunlight is not too intense (just as during the rainy season). Laser therapies and medication are useful modes of treating the signs and symptoms of hyperpigmentation.
- Facial Folliculitis
Facial Folliculitis or the inflammation of hair follicles leads to hair breakage taking place during the rains. Mainly caused by fungal and bacterial infection – primarily due to excessive humidity, sweating, dehydration, etc. – Facial Folliculitis can be controlled by preventing excessive sweating, taking regular baths, and keeping the skin hydrated at times.
If you have been grappling with the allergies related to rains, then it is time to take the right measures instead of wishing the monsoon away. The right steps, taken at the right time, will keep allergies and skin problems at bay, thereby making you enjoy the season like never!