Skin infections are not really that uncommon. It is caused due to very many reasons and some of them are being over- exposed to the water, or dirt or like things. Well, that does not mean it’s the end of the world. With lots of care and regularly making it a point to stay away from the causal things, one can get to deal with skin infections. So here are the lists of things that will make the skin infections vanish like in no time:
10. WARM WATER TO HELP CURE
Skin boils are not really desirable. It is painful and so irritating and to be honest they are really ugly to look at. They are mainly cause at the base of the hair follicle or that of the oil glands and with time, they grow into half an inch in size and finally the formation of pus on the top of the lump makes it hard to bare. Such severe infections can be dealt with the usage of warm waters. It works like a miracle. Apply the warm water on the lump and it will help draw out some pus and reduce pain. The more you soak the lump with hot water, the pain will go down like magic and it will also help reduce the lump and finally it will burst. So instead of listening to people who would suggest one to burst open the wound with a needle, it is better and hygienic to use warm water on such boils.
9. CLOTHES, OH NO!
This is more specifically a preventive measure, but it also helps you to deal with it. So when you are infected with some skin infection, it is better to not share the clothes you wear. This is because not only will you be spreading the germs, but when you wear the clothes of some other people, it might get the wound exposed to dirt and other germs that will not help but increase the wound and make more trouble. We should ensure that we put on apparels that do not irritate our skin. The fabric should be such that it should have absorbing capacity, ability to absorb the sweat. Usually accumulation of sweat on the body is the breeding ground for bacteria. We need to kill the source of our ill health and therefore we need to also wash our clothes at a regular interval. Infected individuals should wash their clothes with disinfectants and dry them under the sun, if possible. It has been found that in the tropical countries where there is abundant sunlight, drying up wet and washed clothes in the sun is the most hygienic way keeping the bacteria away.
8. OH DOCTOR!
Doctors are truly God sent. In most of the cases of skin infections, we treat ourselves to be more competent and knowledgeable, to do self-medication. Though we are, most of the times, not backed up with knowledge and expertise to deal with such situation. In such cases we land up creating our problem and put blame on the whole world. At times we call up a friend who is a doctor but not a skin specialist for his suggestion and ask for medicines. He will initially not prescribe any medicine as is expected of him but at our insistence he will name a few alternatives. This will prolong the treatment and the suffering. Playing the blame game will not heal the infection, so it is better that we go to the skin specialist and take his advice.
7. SKIN CARE
Every season has its pluses and minuses.The commonest problem that we are faced with is that of having skin related. Heat brings in the problem of skin rashes and other ailments. Boils do irritate us and it is absolutely necessary that we take care of it in time. Monsoon helps in multiplying the bacteria particularly in places like armpits, etc. Cold makes our skin dry, so in such cases there are different methods that are to be used at such times. when in heat, and you have rashes, you must and absolutely make sure that the area where the rash is properly dried up and then apply prickly heat powder just to make sure that it does not affect the heat rashes anymore. with monsoon, comes the high risk of having a fungal infection on your skin and that must be taken care of immediately. they are the worst types, because with the moist weather it takes longer than what is necessary to heal itself, so anti-fungal creams come handy in such situations and finally in cases of winter, we find to face skin itches or psoriasis and likes. prevention that must be taken are like people with skin infections, must not wear woolen clothes directly onto their body, because not only this hurts but it worsens the condition of the rash. let your infection heal itself and not make it worse by covering it up with layers of clothing, these are not just prevention, but a way, in which you can get relief faster than any other methods.
6. STOP, IT MAY SPREAD
It is important to make sure that you have taken care of your wounds on time, before it spreads and does more harm to you. One needs to regularly check their skin before the mirror and also with their hand to find out any problem that has gone unnoticed. It is not necessary that we panic immediately. We need to consult doctor to do the needful. It is a common experience that neglecting a boil can ultimately lead to serious ailment, at times life threatening. Who knows better than a doctor about the cure? Probably a little bit medical care can prevent future complications.
Doctors are specialist in their field. They know what is needed to cure a problem. They prefer to treat the patients at a shortest possible time and by reducing the period of discomfort. If they find the matter to be serious they take the help antibiotic drugs. In case of skin problems they also take care of antibiotic and anti-fungal creams and powder. In most cases it is required that one should consume sufficient quantity of water and should take supplements of vitamin.
4. COVER IT WITH BANDAGES
Open wounds at times needs to be covered for the purpose of not aggravating it further. Usually the bandages need to be changed at a regular interval. Serious wounds are usually kept under the caring eyes of the doctor to check on its healing. so, it is absolutely essential that you cover the places of wounds due to the skin infections, when you are out, just to add as a protection from getting it out of control.
3. FLIP FLOPS, CLEAN TOWEL AND IT WILL BE GONE
It has been found that drying wet clothes in sunlight is very helpful as it kills most of the bacteria. Also to deal with the wounds of a skin infection, it is important that the towels are perfectly clean and you wear flip-flops if you have the infection on your feet. With a covered up feet, the moist of your sweat can make your wound, not only hurt, but also may affect the area badly.
2. KEEP THE AREA CLEAN
When it comes to your wound, you must be extra careful. On a regular day, you may go out on a walk with dust and mud and anything of such kind, but with a skin infection, it is important that you try to be as clean as possible. You may never know, what might be the reason to turn a simple skin infection into a fatal disease. So the more the wounded skin is in touch with dirt, the late it will be to get it cured completely. The wounded area must at all times must be kept clean and tidy, if possible, use a gauge bandage to cover it up, with an anti-bacterial cream applied on it, just to make sure that it does not at any time comes in contact with dirt of any sort.
1. DRY IT UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
The wound must not be exposed to water for a long time. It is important that you dry the area clean. With the exposure to water, the wound gets moist and with that it gets a chance to create more trouble for you. So, under such circumstances, pat it dry and it will be alright.