Health

A Dry Infection-Free Summer

 

Summers mean lot of heat and with it excessive sweating. Summers can also mean fungal infections. Constant sweating in the sweltering heat combined with increased dust and pollution, make for ideal conditions for fungi to grow on our skin. Moisture gets trapped against the skin very easily in this season, leading to skin damage through infections by microbes like fungi. Fungal rashes are very common all through summers and getting rid of them can be a challenge.

 

People are more likely to develop a fungal rash are those who perspire heavily, are incontinent, taking high doses or long term doses of immunosuppressant and antibiotics, and those who are diabetic or overweight. New skin creams and sun blocks too can sometimes cause a reaction and result in a fungal rash.

 

Fiery red in color, fungal rashes can spread across large areas. They have a distinct border more often than not, and can even have more defined lesions on the outer perimeter of the rash area. Rashes can itch and or burn, turning out to be a huge cause of inconvenience and embarrassment.

 

How to treat a fungal rash? Anti –fungal creams are the perfect and easy solution. a thin layer of the cream on a dry rash area is easily absorbed into the skin.  In case of moist rashes, the area should be dusted with an anti-fungal powder and excess powder should be dusted off.

Many reliable anti-fungal creams are available in the market. Some can be bought off the counter, especially in the case of minor rashes. In cases of severe rash spread across a large area of the body, it is advisable to take a doctor’s opinion before buying one. Most anti-fungal creams contain 2% miconazole. They work by preventing moisture from accumulating at the area of the infection.

 

The Baza Moisture Barrier Antifungal Cream for example, is a zinc oxide moisture barrier cream containing 2% miconazole nitrate. It is ideal for treatment of superficial skin infections caused by yeast (candidiasis), jock itch, ringworm and athlete’s foot. Creams such as the Baza not only cure the rash, but also prevent the rash from reoccurring. These are barrier creams that contain petrolatum, dimethicone and zinc oxide.

 

Along with creams, personal hygiene is a very vital part of treating a fungal rash. Fungal rashes are easy to acquire and when not treated properly can get very difficult to get rid of. Avoiding  wetness at all costs is primary. Correct measures at the right time can ensure a healthy infection free summer for all.