Common Skin Problems During Monsoon

Common Skin Problems During Monsoon

Monsoon showers have arrived to give us respite from the sweltering summer heat and hope the rain Gods bless us with a good rainy season. At the cost of dampening the lovely monsoon weather spirit, it rests upon us Dermatologists to highlight few skin problems commonly occurring during these rainy months, but hope to end it on a pleasant note by adding some useful skin care tips. Since summer itself, we start experiencing humid and sweaty climate. Skin folds of the body, like in between the toes, being occluded, get subjected to hot, humid and sweaty environment. Additional factors which can aggravate are: Not maintaining proper hygiene like daily baths and regular washing of the feet and keeping them dry. Wearing shoes and socks regularly for many hours subjects the feet to being occluded and to moist, sweaty and warm conditions. Shoes and socks made of non-breathable synthetic material would not absorb the sweat properly and result in sweat retention in the skin of the feet. Wearing tight synthetic clothes will similarly not allow the skin to breathe or the sweat to evaporate. Exposing the hands and feet constantly to water, like in housemaids or farmers. Obesity, Diabetes or other Immuno-compromised conditions, skin-to-skin contact or sharing of clothes with anyone having skin infections will increase the risks