After scary and soaring hot temperatures in May- June months, now it is the time to drench in the July monsoon drizzles to get some relief from the heat. During monsoon weather becomes more pleasant. But we should know that Monsoon weather apart from exchanging pleasantries is also loaded with a barrage of health problems. So we need to be more conscious than usual in this season. Dengue and malaria-like serious health disorders are basically the product of the monsoon season.
Due to excessive humidity and the wetness everywhere, chances of skin infection also multiply in this season. Some of the common skin disorders witnessed during monsoon season are:
1. Acne and Eczema
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Several skin problems including acne and eczema trouble ladies in this season. Though the skin problems are not life threatening, but when kept uncured for quite a large time, the severity of the condition may increase up to an intractable level. It has been seen that instead of visiting a doctor to treat Acne and Eczema problem, ladies often throng beauty salons to hide up the skin flaws. But this is not the right thing, a dermatologist can only give care and medical solution to the skin problems.
2. Dull, frizzy hair
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Dull and Frizzy hair is hated by women during monsoon season. Hair becomes frizzy because of the presence of the excessive moisture in the air.
You can prevent your hair from becoming dull and Frizzy by applying a mixture of Apple cider vinegar and water. Mix a tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar mixed with half a cup of water, it will calm your tresses. Use a gentle shampoo to wash your hair and avoid using chemicals on the hair.
3. Skin Allergies
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Skin allergies are also quite common during the monsoon season, particularly in a city like Delhi where pollution level is very high. The allergy symptoms occur on the upper back, hands and feet. Skin allergies can be prevented by Antihistamines.
A health magazine quotes, “When your body comes into contact with whatever your allergy trigger is — pollen, ragweed, pet dander, or dust mites, for example — it makes chemicals called histamines.”
Antihistamines reduce or block histamines, so they stop allergy symptoms.
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Hyperpigmentation is one more skin disorder characterized by dark patches on skin mostly on the face. It occurs when the sun activates melanocytes and they become hyperactive. Sometimes pigmentation can occur without sun exposure this is because of the over production of melanin in our body. Hyperpigmentation can be prevented by limiting sun exposure, but it is not possible for everyone to limit sun exposure. For those people, there are medications and laser therapies available in the market to treat hyperpigmentation.
5. Facial Folliculitis
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Facial Folliculitis is the inflammation of the hair follicles, which makes it susceptible to breakage. This is one of the reasons why we witness more hair fall during monsoons than the rest of the season. It is mainly caused by bacterial and fungal infection. Fungal infections occur in this season due to excessive sweating, dehydration, photo-toxic effects of the sun and, of course, humidity.
The best way to avoid Facial Folliculitis is to avoid perspiration and to keep hair dry as much as possible. This can be achieved by taking regular baths. We should try to avoid using public toilets because there remains the possibility of the presence of infectious agents. Consume as much water as you can and also apply moisturizers to keep skin hydrated.
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During monsoons, we witness excessive sweating in the areas of armpits, palms, soles, face and torso. This apart from leading to severe body odor can also cause infections in the areas of the armpits, groins, scalp and feet, etc. This problem can be treated with the help of Botox. Botox reduces excessive sweating, which reduces chances of fungal and bacterial infection. Apart from Botox treatment, you have to also take extra care of your personal hygiene in this season.
Botox also reduces ageing effects by working as a wonder wrinkle buster. So it forms an ingredient of most of the cosmetic products.