What Summer Skin Hazards You Should Avoid?
Do not let the summer skin hazards destroy your summer holiday and make your skin looks bad. Here are the following skin hazard that you should avoid and protect yourself:
Mosquitoes are most annoying during the summer, and scratching their bites can cause a skin infection. Mosquitoes can also carry West Nile virus, dengue fever, and other diseases. To protect yourself:
- Apply insect repellent and cover up when you go outdoors.
- Use door and window screens.
Bee stinger can cause swelling, pain, and itching, and some of them can be fatal. Symptoms include hives, swelling of the mouth or throat, and trouble breathing. If this happens to you, lie down and remove the stinger. Give yourself an epinephrine shot if you have one, and get immediate medical care. If you don’t have a severe response, remove the stinger, clean the site, apply ice, and take an antihistamine for itching.
The heat rash usually looks like small, pinkish pimples. You usually find it on body areas covered by clothing. It’s most common in children, but it can affect adults in hot, humid climates. Most rashes heal on their own. You can apply cold compresses or take a cool bath to ease your symptoms. Air dry, and don’t use lotions.
A sunburn usually appears within a few hours, and it can take weeks to fade. Pain relievers, cold compresses, aloe, hydrocortisone, or moisturizing creams may ease your symptoms. Second-degree sunburn, which tends to give you redness, swelling, and blisters, is usually more painful and takes longer to heal. See a doctor if you have this type of burn. Avoid getting scorched again by applying a shot-glass-sized amount of sunscreen — SPF 30 or higher — to exposed skin. Put more on every 2 hours, and after you sweat or swim.
They may look fashionable, but these summer standbys offer little protection against stubbed toes, glass cuts, puncture wounds, or heavy objects that can smash a foot. They’re also useless against insect and snake bites. Consider wearing close-toed shoes that offer better protection, especially if you’re in the great outdoors.