8 prone skin diseases in summer heat

Program doctor Ngo Binh, Department of Dermatology, Vinmec Central Park International Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, summarized 8 common skin diseases in the hot summer weather and prevention and treatment.

The skin is sweating in a dusty environment, you are prone to acne, rash, melasma, inflammation or fungal skin.

Program doctor Ngo Binh, Department of Dermatology, Vinmec Central Park International Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, summarized 8 common skin diseases in the hot summer weather and prevention and treatment.

Heat rash

Rash is benign and requires no treatment.

  • Identify signs : Floating, itchy, irritating small bumps on the head, neck and shoulders. Chrome has many forms like crystal, red, pus, chrome deep .
  • How to handle : In most cases, chrome will go away on its own in a few days. If you have too much chrome, apply ointment like calamine lotion on the skin or go to a dermatologist for advice.


Acne is a common chronic glandular hair follicle disease. Often appear in puberty, hot season is also easy to cause acne. Acne usually grows on the face, neck, shoulders, chest and back.

  • Identification signs : Closed acne, open blisters, pustular papules, clots, follicles, nodules.
  • How to manage: Keep skin dry. Restricting makeup causes clogged hair follicles. Do not squeeze acne yourself. Reduce stress and have a low-sugar, low-fat diet. Use of the medication as directed by the doctor depends on the severity of the acne.

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The summer day skin diseases you need to keep in mind.

Fungal infections

Foot fungi are caused by shallow fungal fibers, which often occur in hot and humid conditions such as shoes, socks, swimming pools, dressing rooms and public bathroom floors. People with diabetes or weakened immune systems may also have foot fungus.

  • Signs to recognize : The instep or soles of the feet have flaky red patches along with itching, high rough shore, blisters, circles or arcs. Between the toes appear inflamed nodules, discharge, and scales. Intense itching.
  • How to manage : Use topical or antifungal medication. Keep your feet dry. Limit wearing closed shoes. Sprinkle antifungal powder on feet and shoes daily. Wear slippers when going to the pool or public bathroom.


Tinea, also known as black fungus, is caused by shallow fungal fibers. Depending on the area of ​​the body that has different names such as full-body fungus, scalp fungus, athlete's foot, inguinal fungus.

  • Identifying signs : Flaky red patches with itching, high rough shore, blisters, circles or arcs. Often itchy.
  • How to manage : Lotion or oral antifungal medication. Keep your body dry. Do not share or wash with someone with fungal skin. Do not wear tight or tight clothing.

Interstitial inflammation

Bacterial interstitial inflammation (Erythrasma) is a chronic shallow infection of the skin's folds and folds caused by Corynebacterium minutissimum bacteria.

  • Identification signs : Brown or pink inlaid, clear boundaries, thin scales, surface with shallow cracks, little or moderate itching. Common places are the armpits, groin, between the toes, the folds under the breast, around the navel.
  • How to manage : Apply topical antibiotic. Keep the lines dry.

Purulent dermatitis

Latex is a local skin infection caused by bacteria, usually caused by staph or streptococcus. Depending on the clinical condition, there are different manifestations such as folliculitis, boils, abscesses or impetigo.

  • Identifying signs : Pink papular papular papules in hair follicles. More severe is the creation of multiple boils or abscesses, fever, fatigue, pain and swelling in the damaged site.
  • Treatment : Antibiotics are taken and applied on the spot. Shower clean. Limit high sugar foods such as candies and soft drinks.


Infectious folliculitis is an inflammation in the shallow part of the hair follicle. Favorable factor for folliculitis is hot and humid climate; shaving, epilation or hair removal; people with diabetes, immunodeficiency. Acute folliculitis can be caused by bacteria (staph), fungi or demodex.

  • Identification signs : Depending on the pathogen, there are different manifestations. Usually, pink papules have pustules in the hair follicles, then close the brow peeling in the hairy position.
  • How to manage: Use antibiotics, antifungals or demodex killers depending on the causative agent. Eliminate favorable factors that cause folliculitis.


Melasma often occurs during pregnancy, birth control pills or menopause. Direct contact with too much sun also causes melasma.

  • Identification signs : Brown, tan or blue patches on the face, usually on the cheeks.
  • How to handle : Avoid the sun. Melasma cream or laser treatment according to your doctor's instructions.

For healthy summer skin, Dr. Binh recommends that you wash your face thoroughly with water and cleanser several times a day. Apply sunscreen or cover carefully when exposed to sunlight. Drink plenty of water and eat lots of vegetables. Apply moisturizing cream at night. Need to actively clean blanket and pillow. People with a lot of sweat should wear loose clothing, cloth material to sweat. If you have severe skin disease, you should go to your doctor for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

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