Beauty tips: Click here to know how to get rid of Skin problems during monsoon!
Monsoon brings with it the condition of sticky and oily skin. Rainfall makes it ideal for the growth and multiplication of various fungi. Let us tell you that fungal infection is very common during the rainy season.
Getting wet in the rain is something that we cannot always avoid but fungal infections of the skin can always be prevented during monsoons. Here are some skin monsoon-related maladies that you need to stay away from.
1. Athlete's Foot
An athlete's foot or medically known as tinea pedis is a contagious fungal infection that occurs on the skin of the feet. This infection can spread to the toenails and sometimes even the hands if not treated properly and quickly. It can be spread from person to person if and when there is direct contact with an infected person or even by touching surfaces contaminated with the fungus. Symptoms include itching, stinging, burning, and blisters on the feet.
Ringworm is a common, monsoon disease but is not caused by a worm. Ringworm causes a round, scaly patch on the skin. Symptoms include itching and blister-like sores on the border. This fungal infection can affect the skin of the hairy scalp, legs, groin, beard, or other hairy areas of the body.
It can occur in people of all ages during the rainy season in hot, humid climates. Ringworm is again a contagious and communicable disease and can be spread from person to person by direct or indirect contact with infected skin areas or by sharing combs and brushes, other personal care items, or clothing.
Intertrigo or intertriginous dermatitis is an inflammatory condition of the skin folds. It is triggered and aggravated by heat, moisture, rash, friction, and lack of air circulation around the body. Intertrigo is often worsened or colonized by infection. Intertrigo can also sometimes cause a pungent odor.