Monsoon Skin Infections: Itchy rash here, itchy rash there is a common problem that probably all of us face, especially during the rainy season. Damp, sticky weather and moisture in the air create an ideal environment for fungus and bacteria to thrive. Getting a skin infection during monsoon is nothing to be ashamed of. The risk of developing such infection increases during monsoon. Excessive sweating, photo-toxic effects of the sun, hot and humid weather and of course humidity make people vulnerable to fungal infections. Although these may not be fatal, they should not be ignored.


These two are the most common types of fungal infections that can develop during the monsoon season:


athlete’s foot: This fungal infection causes itching, redness and crusting between the toes. It is more likely to occur in people whose feet are wet for long periods of time, such as athletes or people who work in wet environments.

Shingles: This fungal infection causes a red, ring-shaped rash that may be itchy or scaly. It can occur on any part of the body, but is most common on the scalp, groin, and legs.

Both the above infections thrive in warm and moist conditions. Keeping the affected areas clean and dry, wearing loose-fitting clothing, and using antifungal creams or powders can help treat and prevent these infections.

So, how can we cure or treat fungal infections that develop on the skin during monsoon? There are several tips and tricks that can help us get rid of those fungal problems:

7 Ways To Treat Fungal Infection During Monsoon

  1. Keep your skin clean and dry. It is better to dry off completely after swimming or showering.
  2. Wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing to avoid itching after sweating.
  3. Avoid walking barefoot in wet areas.
  4. Avoid sharing towels, clothing or other personal items with others.
  5. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water and maintain proper hand hygiene.
  6. If you have a cut or scrape, clean it thoroughly and apply an antibiotic ointment.
  7. Apply moisturizer to your skin to help keep it hydrated.

Monsoon troubles are not just limited to the skin, itchy scalp, frizzy hair are also some of the problems we have to deal with. But it is best to maintain proper body hygiene to avoid skin infections and bacteria. Why waste a romantic shower of skin-scratching when you can ward off problems with a little more awareness!

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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