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After scorching summer, you must be waiting for the monsoon? You may enjoy the green land and pleasant weather. But it involves a bombardment of skin allergies that can be downright uncomfortable. Other than excessive humidity, it’s also the time when fungal infections show up in full force.
Common skin allergy types during the monsoon season:
The onset of the monsoons may not be welcoming for the skin. With an increase in the humidity levels, dry skin rash, fungal infections, ringworms and skin irritations become unavoidable. Mentioned below are some of the common skin allergy types that often affect people during the monsoons:
- Fungal infection
The humid and damp conditions during the monsoon make it a perfect breeding ground for fungi and bacteria. This is why many people get fungal infections during this season. Some of the most common fungal infections are ringworms, athlete’s foot and nail infections. Fungal infections are contagious so you must get the problem treated as soon as possible.
Keep your skin clean by washing it twice or thrice a day. Keep your skin moisturized if you have dry skin and keep your skin clean if it’s oily. Keeping yourself hydrated and skin exfoliation is also important.
Scabies is an infection caused by a mite, which causes intense itching, mainly at night. It is prevalent in children who contract it from other infected children at school or in kindergarten. As soon as one family member gets infected, it can quickly spread to the other family members with a history of skin allergies.
You can prevent and control the condition from spreading by washing your clothes and linens in hot water with antiseptic agents.
- Athlete’s foot
It is one of the most common skin allergies in the monsoons. It occurs due to increased moisture retention or sweat in wet shoes and socks. Your feet might show scaling and peeling of the skin along with itching.
To prevent athlete’s foot, avoid closed footwear, make sure to wash and dry your feet thoroughly, especially after coming home from outside and use an antifungal powder to keep sweating under control.
It is a fungal infection that resembles red rings, which can cause itching. Ringworm requires proper treatment with oral or topical medications. Do not self-medicate if you are diagnosed with ringworm and consult a homeopathy doctor.
- Dry skin rash
Monsoons bring with them a lot of different rashes due to an increase of allergens due to increased humidity and a decrease in temperature.
These rashes are common in people suffering from recurring allergies like sneezing episodes or rhinitis.
- Facial Folliculitis
It is a common skin infection that leads to inflamed hair follicles. They may appear as small red bumps or white-headed pimples around the hair follicles. The condition can get severe during monsoons.
The best way to get rid of facial folliculitis is to keep your hair and skin clean and dry. Avoid wearing tight clothing, wash the affected area twice with mild soap and drink plenty of water. Don’t forget to moisturize.
Helpful steps to avoid skin allergies during the monsoon:
The following tips can go a long way to ward off skin allergies.
- Practice good personal hygiene. Keep yourself and your clothes clean.
- Keep yourself dry. Change wet clothes as soon as possible.
- As some skin allergies are contagious, avoid sharing clothes and personal items with others.
- Your diet can play a crucial role to lessen the incidences of skin allergies. Avoid hot and spicy food. Instead, opt for more fruits, vegetables, yogurt, almonds, garlic, brown rice and oats, to name a few.
- Keep your body well hydrated. Sip water (preferably boiled or purified) at regular intervals.
Prevention can manage not all cases of skin allergies. There is a limit to homemade treatment for skin allergy. We suggest consulting with a homeopathy doctor if you experience significant discomfort and believe medical intervention may be needed.
What is the treatment for skin allergy?
You should not delay the treatment for skin allergy. Symptoms may worsen as time passes by, so you would need to deal with it the fastest way. Let’s take a look at some of the common treatments for skin allergies.
With the first symptom of skin allergy, you should inform someone about your allergic condition and look for an anti-histamine. Make sure that someone knows about your condition. Skin allergy can progress to worse infections if not addressed immediately.
Corticosteroids can alleviate the body’s immune response to the allergen and relieve swelling.
Anti-histamines and corticosteroids alone can’t address the worst skin allergy. You may require a severe anaphylactic shock. Keeping an EpiPen in your pocket may help.
Homeopathy for skin allergy
Homeopathy is the best treatment for skin allergy. It offers long-term relief from all types of skin allergies. This is because homeopathic medicine for skin allergy and itching targets the root cause or triggering factors rather than suppressing it.
A homeopathy doctor will consider the patient’s personality, lifestyle, hereditary factors and history of skin allergy before selecting homeopathic medicine for skin allergy and itching. This will help to treat the causative factors of the skin allergy with no side effects.
Homeopathic remedies are natural and safe for all age groups and even during pregnancy or lactation. These medicines are highly beneficial for sensitive skin and where conventional treatments are not as effective or cause side effects. Homeopathy can treat skin allergies, without causing any side effects. Homeopathic medicines such as Calcarea Carbonica, Rhus Toxicodendron, Bacillinum and Natrum Muriaticum have shown effective results in treating skin allergies.
A 52-year-old woman suffered from a fungal infection. She complained of burning and itching in the neck region for 2-3 days, intensely burning ringworm, physical restlessness and aggravation during sleep. She was treated with Rhus Toxicodendron, a homeopathic remedy. Within 8 days, the lesions disappeared and the sleeping pattern improved. She noted no relapse or adverse event. (Source: The International Journal of Health Sciences and Research)
You should strictly avoid self-medication. To get the best treatment for skin allergy, always consult an expert homeopathy doctor.
At OHO Homeopathy, we have successfully treated skin conditions of more than 1 lakh patients, including skin allergies. Please book an appointment with us for a long-term and effective relief from skin allergies.