How To Identify Different Summer Rashes

By Skin & Hair Academy | June 15, 2018
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Isha Agrawal

- Skin & Hair Care Consultant

Come summer and skin rashes become an ongoing thing. The more time you spend outdoors, the more you’re exposed to heat, sun rays, pollution, irritants, and bugs. This means, your skin is far more susceptible to damage than it would be if you were to stay indoors. Now, skin rashes aren’t categorized under rare skin diseases, as they’re pretty common.

We asked respected dermatologist Dr.Sharvari Pandit to shed light on some of the most common skin rashes, their causes and symptoms, and what you can do to cure them. Read on:

1.Heat Rash

Heat-RashQ: What causes heat rash?
Q: What are the most common heat rash symptoms? How can you identify it?
Q: How long does heat rash last?
Q: How do you cure it?
Q: What preventive measures can we adapt against it

2.Sun allergies

Sun-allergiesQ: What are the types of sun allergies?
Q: How to identify them?
Q: What is the cure for them?
Q: How can we prevent it?

3.Swimmer’s Itch

Swimmer-ItchQ: What is a swimmer’s itch?
Q: What causes it?
Q: Is there anything we can do to prevent it?
Q: How do we go about curing it?

4.Athlete’s Foot

Q: Is Athlete’s Foot limited to just athletes?
Q: What are its symptoms?
Q: How long does it take to cure it?
Q: How can we prevent it?

5.Mosquito bites and bee sting

Mosquito bites and bee stingQ: How to differentiate between a mosquito bite and a bee sting?
Q: Are the symptoms similar?
Q: What is the course of treatment?

6.Poison Ivy and Oak

Poison Ivy and OakQ: How exactly do poison ivy and oak cause a skin rash?
Q: What are the symptoms and signs of a rash?
Q: What’s the immediate course of treatment?

Skin infections can just be that; skin infections. However, sometimes, they’re accompanied by fever, headaches, vomiting, and even abdominal pain. So, before you self-diagnose, make sure to understand the difference between the kinds of rash, and seek professional help immediately.
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