Including skin diseases caused by “sunlight”

Sunlight is beneficial for the body. But if taken in excessive amounts, it can cause various skin diseases such as sun allergy, erythema, skin infection, melasma and skin cancer. With advice on how to prevent and take care of the skin to prevent the danger from the sun

Dr. Somsak Akasilp, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services revealed that sunlight is important in the formation of vitamin D. Which is a vitamin involved in bone building If the body is not exposed to sunlight, bone mass may decrease. On the other hand If getting too much sunlight Causing continuous effects on the skin. The effects of the sun can cause various skin diseases such as sun allergy disease, which is a disease caused by sunburn, eczema. It is a hypersensitivity reaction caused by stimulation with sunlight. Pathogenic light was found to be both Ultraviolet B, Ultraviolet A

1. Skin problems from the sun

Female Dr. Minkwan Wichaidit, Director of the Institute of Dermatology, Department of Medical Affairs added that Skin problems from the sun include

2. Red itchy rash

Caused by heat to accelerate the sweat glands in the body. Sweating out quickly Causing a blockage in the sweat glands Causing a rash, itching and redness on the skin Infectious diseases such as ringworm usually occur in hot weather. Stuffy body Or wearing damp clothes for a long time Will cause infection in the body Damp areas such as armpits, groin

3. Melasma

Melasma is a brown rash on the face, especially on the cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, as well as the arms and exposed areas. It is often the same on the two sides of the face. It is more common in women aged 30-40 years, but now is more common in men. The exact cause of melasma is not known. But may be caused by many factors together The most important factor is that sunlight is a stimulant that causes more melasma. It was also found that hormones, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. And the genetic factor is an important factor causing melasma as well.

4. Skin cancer

One of the causes of skin cancer is excessive sun exposure. Especially the frequent sunburns Other risk factors That affects skin cancer, including exposure to high amounts of X-ray light. Chronic scars from burns Have been exposed to high levels of arsenic or carcinogens People with a family history of skin cancer. People with fair skin and prone to sunburn.

How to prevent skin diseases from the sun

Skin care for protection from the sun. Should do the following

– Avoid the sun. Especially during the time 10.00-15.00 hrs, which is the time that causes the most harm to the skin

– In case of being exposed to the sun for a long time or suffering from sun allergy Should be protected by an umbrella Wearing a wide-brimmed hat Wear long sleeves And apply sunscreen regularly before leaving the house

– Always observe abnormalities of their own skin regularly.

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