A rash is a change of the skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture. A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, chapped, dry, cracked or blistered, swell, and might be painful.
Rash is one of the major health or skin issues which not only girls but even boys (including adults and small babies) do suffer. Since each and every person possesses different skin type, so, it has been seen at generally different weather types. Some skin types show such problems in summers or some in winters or even some in any other situation or condition including more exposure to heat, cold, sunlight, or any other cosmetic product or any biological issue.
Whether it’s cold and dry or hot and humid, an area’s climate can really affect the skin all over your body, causing everything from acne breakouts to itchy dry patches. Extremes in weather — both hot and cold — can exacerbate some existing skin conditions or even cause new ones.
SUMMER SKIN RASHES:
For many Australians, summer means outdoor activities. Many people get sunburn during the summer months and sun safety is important for all of us. But aside from sunburn, some people may get other rashes.
These rashes can be caused by things like sunlight, insects, sweating and overheating during the summer months- especially if they have allergies and/or pre-existing skin conditions.
Many people struggle with dry, cracked, and irritated skin due to the cold weather that the winter months bring. These skin problems are an annual occurrence for some folks, but how do you know if that “winter rash” isn’t something more serious?
Here are some common skin illnesses found during the winter months and what you can do about them.
Three Common Winter Skin Conditions:
- Eczema (Dermatitis): Symptoms involved- red, itchy and dry skin patches commonly found on face, hands and feet.
- Folliculitis: symptoms involved- red, painful and inflamed hair follicles Commonly found on face, scalp and groin
- Rosacea: symptoms involved- rashes, redness, small pus-filled bumps Commonly found on face
Two Winter Skin Tips
- Moisturize– Dry skin is more prone to irritation and infection and Apply to high-abrasion areas: face, hands, feet, elbows and knees
- Stay Warm– Wear gloves, hats, scarves and coats, secondly- exposure causes dry skin, cracking and redness
Changes in the skin, ranging from discoloration to new growth, may sometimes be early signs of more serious underlying health problems, dermatologists say.
“I think of us as medical detectives,” said Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “I’m always looking for that clue— when did this change happen, why it’s here, what are the other symptoms … Those clues will help me find what’s going on inside, both in the mind and the body”.