Certain skin irritants are more seasonal. Summer skin irritants are related to the climate, plants, shrubs, and other items as well. If you’re noticing a new rash or skin irritant that showed up on your skin, it could be due to a variety of conditions. The Mayo Clinic lists summer skin irritants.
Poison ivy is a typical summer skin irritant. It grows as a vine or low shrub and it is common in most climates. If you touch the plant, it can result in red, swollen skin, liquid-filled blisters, and severe itching.
Wild parsnip flourishes in sunny areas. If you touch the sap and it’s combined with sunlight, it can result in a burn-like skin reaction. It may develop into painful blisters and cause skin discoloration for months or years.
Heat rash is also known as prickly heat. It develops if you have blocked sweat ducts. Your sweat gets trapped under your skin and creates either red or clear fluid-filled bumps on your skin. This condition goes away quickly as soon as your skin is cooled off.
Polymorphous Light Eruption
Polymorphous light eruption develops if you are sensitive to sunlight. It may result in an itchy, red rash in areas of your skin that were exposed to the sun. It usually resolves itself within a few days.
Medical Dermatology Specialists – Treating Summer Skin Conditions
If you noticed an unusual skin rash on your skin, call Medical Dermatology Specialists today. Dr. Jamie Weisman will diagnose and treat your skin condition, including poison ivy and other types of skin irritations. Call and book your appointment today.
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