Summer is great but there are some added health risks to your skin beyond your painful sunburn when you forget to wear sunscreen. From increased risk of bacterial and fungal infection to rashes, summer can wreak havoc on your skin. Here are some skin issues and a few tips to help your skin stay healthy this summer.
2. Yeast Infections
As many of us have learned the hard way, yeast infections are seriously uncomfortable and they can occur during any season. However, the heat and humidity of the summer months increases the risk of getting one. Again, certain precautions help — change out of your bathing suit right after a swim, wear cotton underwear, and try to avoid tight-fitting clothes. You’ll also want to avoid using scented hygiene products because they contain chemicals that can put you at greater risk of a yeast infection.
As always, seek treatment as soon as possible if you do develop a yeast infection. If it’s your first infection, see a doctor to ensure that you haven’t misdiagnosed yourself. However, if you’ve had this uncomfortable condition before, you probably know the drill — you can head to the drugstore for antifungal cream, a vaginal suppository, or an antifungal tablet. But don’t justtreat yourself at home if you’re pregnant — you’ll want to have a doctor confirm that your condition is actually a yeast infection before you begin any kind of treatment.
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