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Seasonal Skin Sustenance: Understanding and Managing Common Dermal Challenges

Higher humidity and lesser sun exposure cause various skin ailments, so it's crucial to be aware of the treatment & preventive measures.[1,2,3]

1. Fungal Infections: Humid weather can cause fungal infections like ringworm or athlete's foot, leading to redness, itching, fine-scale and irritation. Manage it by keeping the affected area dry and clean and use antifungal creams or powders by consulting a healthcare professional.

2. Eczema: Increased humidity may aggravate Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a skin condition that can make the skin red, itchy, dry, and inflamed. Keep your skin well-hydrated using moisturizers. Avoid scratching to prevent further irritation. Consult a dermatologist for personalized management strategies.

3. Contact Dermatitis: Exposure to various irritants or allergens may lead to contact dermatitis due to the body's allergic reaction causing an itchy rash in the affected areas. Wear protective clothing and gloves when in contact with potential irritants. Use barrier creams or ointments to protect your skin.

4. Prickly Heat: Clogged sweat ducts produce prickly heat, causing small, itchy bumps on covered body parts—loose, breathable cotton clothing to allow proper airflow while keeping the affected areas clean and dry. Exfoliation removes dead skin while helping to unclog pores.

Managing measures:[2,4]

It is imperative that you follow these steps to ensure the health of your skin: bathe daily, wear loose and breathable clothing, moisturize regularly, use gentle cleansers, and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Following these would minimize skin damage and other complications. Make sure to prioritize the health of your first.

Remedial Guidelines:

1. Agents like petroleum gel, coconut oils can be of help in some cases. 

2. Topical creams & ointments may provide relief for mild symptoms.

3. Consume natural antihistamines like Probiotics. 

4. As vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it may act as a treatment for allergies. Foods like- kiwi, citrus fruits, bell peppers, etc are also helpful. 

5. Antihistamines: like Loratadine, Cetirizine, etc, can be used for alleviation of inching and discomfort under medical supervision. 

6. Consult a dermatologist for severe or persisting symptoms. 

Remember, being aware of potential triggers and taking preventive measures are key to reducing the risk of developing skin allergies during the rainy season.






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