The summer is approaching. You should be ready for and know everything about the sun and it’s effect on skin. The earlier you begin to learn, the better your summer will be. We all love to stay out under the summer sun. However, too much exposure to sun rays may cause skin rashes. Although many people believe that rashes are simply allergic reactions, this is simply not true.
The most common type of summer skin rash is the Sun Rash. Small reddish blisters appear on those parts of the skin that have been exposed to the sun for too long. This type of rash is mostly confined to people whose skins are very sensitive and cannot stand harsh sunlight for long.
The second most common type is Miliaria, or Prickly Heat. This type of rash is caused by exposure to high heat and humidity which obstruct the ducts of sweat glands located in the skin and triggers the eruption of small, red papules, accompanied by a prickling sensation.
The best way to treat rashes is leave them alone. Once you are no longer exposed to the sun or to the toxic substances of plants, the rash will go away on its own. Above all, avoid scratching. Mild rashes go away in a couple of hours, but scratching is almost guaranteed to trigger an infection which may even cause acne. Although you can get rid of acne using the acne treatment products. If the rash is accompanied by fever or by unbearable itching, pay a visit to your doctor at once.
Dr. Jerry K is the founder and CEO of YourWebDoc.com, part of a team of more than 30 experts. Dr. Jerry K is not a medical doctor but holds a degree of Doctor of Psychology; he specializes in family medicine and sexual health products. During the last ten years Dr. Jerry K has authored a lot of health blogs and a number of books on nutrition and sexual health.