Nothing is better than enjoying summertime outdoors, but summer heat is rising. It brings the risk of dry, irritated, and itchy skin.
Here is Dr. Baher El Saeed, a well-known pharmacist on social media, explaining some common summer skin diseases which could be contracted by children and adults.
In his weekly interview in InBox TV show, aired on Sada El Balad Two Channel, Saeed said: “Malaria and skin rash are two of the most famous skin problems in the summer, especially in July and August in which humidity increases.”
Malaria is a skin disease where typical red spots on chest, neck, and shoulders spread over the body.
While skin rash is a change of the human skin, affecting its color, and appearance. It may be painful because of the itchy feeling.
“High temperatures and sweating are the main reasons for summer skin diseases,” he clarified, adding wearing non-cotton clothing and sitting in places whose air is stale and noxious cause skin problems.
How To Treat from Summer Skin Diseases
The doctor advised that whole place ventilation is very important to supply it with fresh air. Also taking a shower twice a day could protect your skin from rashes.
He pointed out to natural treatments to ease the diseases’ suffering like putting the water in which lupin are soaked on the skin.
Also, scrubbing the skin with watermelon peels for 30 minutes helps a lot in easing the pain in addition, masks, made from talc powder mixed with rose water, moisturize the skin if they are used two or three times weekly.
He mentioned some liquid lotions which are being sold in the pharmacies. These lotions basically contain calamine or glycerin or eucalyptus oil.
Health Tips Note
The physician referred to a new study which showed that drinking coffee has no relation to heart diseases or high blood pressure or stomach ulcers.
The study also revealed that drinking from three to five cups of coffee daily protects from sudden death, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer, liver cancer, and colon cancer.
“Ginger is the best treatment for Helicobacter pylori,” the physician pointed out, adding that it is a natural antibiotic which boosts the immunity system.
He warned the children of eating hotdogs because they could lead to cancer. He explained that the sodium nitrite, which is used to protect the hotdogs, mixes with protein producing a carcinogen.
He also shed light on a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis which uncovered that women’s brains appear to be about three years younger than men’s of the same chronological age.
“People who take aspirins should be away from ibuprofen not to expose their life to risks,” he further noted.