The days of heavy rain and flooding in Ho Chi Minh City recently caused skin inflammation, urticaria, limb fungi due to moisture .
According to specialist doctor 1 Hoang Van Minh, Head of Dermatology Clinic, Hospital of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, skin diseases often appear due to rain exposure , many patients get itchy from using things to avoid rain. . Depending on how much or how little rain is used and the habit of using things to avoid rain such as umbrellas or raincoats, patients will have different skin diseases.
The most characteristic disease is urticaria caused by exposure to rainwater. Dr. Minh said that over the past few days in Ho Chi Minh City, there has been continuous heavy rain and flooding, the Dermatology Clinic has received and treated many people with urticaria due to wet or wading. Most of the time after exposure to rainwater, the skin begins to develop urticaria, such as burnt, pink, which causes a lot of itching. This condition lasts from direct contact with rain water to about 2 hours later. The disease usually goes away on its own, but if it comes into contact with the rain water, it will recur. This condition again becomes a real pathology caused by rainwater.
Patient has hives all over the arm due to contact with dirty water.(Photo: NP).
Another common disease is contact dermatitis . At present, the environment is polluted, the amount of CO 2 increases with dust, toxic gases, microorganisms in the air with high concentrations. When it starts to rain, these substances can cling to the skin of the exposed person, causing skin irritation resulting in eczema due to contact. The hallmark of this disease is that the surface of the skin is redder and itchy and more severe will appear blisters.
The habit of using rain clothes can also cause skin diseases. The doctor explained, going to the rain, the parts of the body exposed to the raincoat or the raincoat that would be hot and humid. If the rain is too long, the body sweating makes the skin wet. In particular, those who have available fungal pathology, scabies . will be worse, causing a lot of itching to spread to other skin areas. Obese people are susceptible to interstitial or interstitial inflammation, sticky under the breast, underarms and under the groin.
The longer the rain beams, the more affected the skin in the foot. People wear shoes, socks with wool are wet and moist, leading to the appearance of fungi in the interstitial foot. Rain beams also cause superinfection infections in people with pre-existing conditions such as eczema, diabetic foot, necrotizing vasculitis in the legs.
According to Dr. Minh, usually in flooded water there is sewage and wastewater from humans and animals. The condition of the protective horny layer of the skin expanding after soaking creates conditions for harmful agents to penetrate through the skin causing infection, fungal infection. Parasites, larvae can invade and cause skin damage.