Heat: Mumbaikars break into a sweat, land in hospital with skin ailments

As the temperature sores in Mumbai, the city is feeling the heat. Since, the mercury is rising; skin ailments have given a tough time for the Mumbaikars. Hundreds of people are queuing up in the public hospitals with complaints like skin rashes, and fungal infection

As, the summer heat grips Mumbai, the city has been experiencing a very hot weather. Mumbai has been reeling under scorching heat, and Mumbaikars are sweating it out, due to heat and humidity.

But, the unbearable heat and humidity has affected their health as well. Hundreds of people are visiting to the public and privates hospitals for the skin related ailments. And, in the past few days, this number is increasing.

While speaking to My medical Mantra, skin specialist Prof. Dr Chitra Nair, who is attached to Mumbai’s civic run Nair hospital says, “During the summers, we generally see surge in number of patients with skin related ailments. This year too, we have been examining around 100 patients on daily basis in the OPD.”

Dr Nair further explains,

  • Dry skin, skin rashes, red patches on the skin, itching, fungal infection are the common skin ailments
  • As the humidity increases, people tend to sweat much. The sweat remains on the skin, which causes fungal infection
  • People suffering with skin ailments don’t see the doctor and try homemade remedies, owing to which the disease spreads 

Skin specialist Dr Deepak Hadawale, says, “Men-women both have special tissues to take care of the skin. But, due to the scorching heat, the issues get damaged. This results in dry skin, and itching. People should consume lots of water during summer and use sun screen as well.”