Winter Season Triggers Skin Conditions
As temperatures across many areas of the country continue to decrease, people become susceptible to numerous illnesses – skin conditions are especially prevalent during winter season due to dry air that exacerbates certain skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis; more hospital patients for these two diseases continue to appear every year if left untreated – including possible serious complications that arise as a result.
Dr. Bhavuk Dhir Highlights Winter Skin Diseases and Their Prevention
Dr. Bhavuk Dhir, from RML Hospital’s Department of Dermatology, gave us some insightful tips about skin diseases and their prevention. According to him, winter brings with it more skin diseases due to lack of humidity in the air, low temperatures and increased pollution – as dry air strips the skin of moisture, making it vulnerable for various skin issues like Eczema or Psoriasis as well as several other skin- and hair-related issues.
Eczema and Psoriasis: Their Causes and Symptoms
Eczema or dermatitis can produce itchy red rashes which may be distressful to many people, often scratched excessively or rubbed too harshly. Meanwhile, psoriasis’ severe itching may result in the formation of white crust due to lack of moisture in the skin – neglecting these conditions can spread throughout your body and lead to significant harm.
Eczema Disease can be debilitating
Winter brings with it dry skin, increased dandruff, blue-discoloration of fingertips and toes and chilblains; another rapidly spreading disease is scabies due to lack of hygiene and inadequate bathing/washing of clothes – this disease spreads among family members quickly causing itchy fingers, armpits and other parts of the body.
Effective Skin and Hair Care Tips
Avoid hot water when bathing and washing hands. With regard to showering, take short showers instead of long ones; take moderate showers without overstaying their time in the tub; use mild soaps with fragrance-free moisturizers and sunscreen whenever advised by a medical doctor; this is also important in managing Dandruff effectively.
To rid yourself of dandruff, it is best to avoid oiling your hair and wash your scalp regularly with normal temperature water.