Skin diseases can cause unwanted images, itching, sometimes pain and burning on the skin, and this can negatively affect the life of the person suffering from skin disease. Skin diseases, which are usually caused by microorganisms or allergic factors, can also indicate other diseases in the body.
There is an increase in skin diseases, especially in the summer months. Factors such as heat, sweating and overexposure to sun rays cause an increase in skin diseases. With the increase in temperatures, the opening of the sea and pool season can also bring skin burns and fungal diseases. Therefore, it is more important to pay attention to skin health in the summer months.
Most Common Skin Problem: Dry Skin
“Dry skin is a skin condition that causes itching, redness, rashes, which are usually seen in summer, and which is often not serious but bothers the person. It is recommended to use a humidifier continuously to improve this discomfort or to prevent it from occurring. In addition, avoiding harsh or drying soaps is among the precautions to be taken. One of the important factors that cause skin dryness is the drying of salty water on the skin after swimming in the sea or pool. In summer, it is necessary to take a shower after getting out of the sea or the pool. At the same time, the sun’s rays exposed in summer also have a drying effect on the skin. To avoid this, it is necessary to use sunscreens. It is important to apply sunscreen half an hour before going out in the sun and to renew this application at certain hour intervals. In addition, increasing water consumption in summer is among the measures that can be taken against skin dryness. A dermatologist should be consulted for serious skin dryness problems.
Beware of the Sun: Skin Burns
Sunburn is a kind of skin condition that occurs as a result of prolonged exposure of the skin to the sun’s rays, namely ultraviolet (UV) rays. Behram Danış said, “Especially in summer, people can get burns on the skin as a result of spending time under the sun for a long time in places such as the sea and pools. The first sign of damage to the skin as a result of prolonged exposure to the rays is seen as skin redness. Depending on the degree of the burn, symptoms such as skin tension, blistering, pain and crusting can also be seen. It is recommended that people with fair skin not spend a long time under the sun to protect themselves from sunburns, and use sunscreen when necessary. In case of prolonged and repeated exposure to the sun, permanent brown spots, especially on the hands and face, which are constantly exposed to the sun, known as blemish. It is necessary to avoid the sun and use a suitable sunscreen when necessary, in order to prevent the formation of sunspots, especially in light-skinned people.
Allergic Reactions Commonly Seen in Spring and Summer
“Sun allergy is known as a type of allergy that is often seen in the summer months. In order to protect from sun allergy, it is necessary to use a high factor sunscreen suitable for the skin. The sun can affect our skin not only in the sun but also in shaded places, especially in summer. Therefore, the constant use and regular renewal of sunscreen is an effective precaution, especially for allergy sufferers. Rash, especially seen in infants and children, can also be seen in adults with the increase in temperature and humidity in the summer months. The rash, which is frequently seen in areas with folded skin such as the back of the knees, arms and abdomen, occurs as a result of the clogging of the pores on the skin surface that allow the skin to breathe. In the summer, the clogging of the pores due to make-up also triggers the formation of a rash. The use of cotton textile products plays a role in reducing heat rash. ”
Attention should be paid to Fungal Infections with Contagious Risk
Fungal infections on the skin, especially in summer. Superficial infections caused by fungi called ‘dermatophytes’. Although it is frequently seen on the feet and toenails, it can also be seen in the groin, chest and shoulders, hands, scalp and various parts of the body. Danış drew attention to the following issues: “Sweating, hot, humid environments are factors that increase the incidence of fungal infections. Since fungal infections are contagious, some of the precautions that can be taken are to use the pools that are sure to be cleaned in the summer, not to walk around the pool with bare feet, to use air-permeable shoes, and to replace the bikini or swimsuit with dry ones after getting wet. In summer, it is recommended to use sunscreens suitable for the skin repeatedly during the day. He states that skin problems can be prevented with various precautions in the summer months when we are directly exposed to the sun, and invites patients to apply to health institutions in case of serious skin problems.