In winter, many citizens like to invite their friends to take a hot spring at weekends. But many people soak in hot springs too much, many people induce skin diseases. Cantonese have been accustomed to humid climate for a long time. The incidence of skin diseases in winter is higher than that in the north. So for people with skin diseases, is it suitable for hot springs?
Over frequency of skin diseases in Hot Springs
Recently, many people who are greedy for hot springs have itchy, dry and peeling skin due to too long or too frequent hot springs.
Wang Junjie, deputy director of Dermatology Department of General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Region, said that the hot spring water temperature is generally high, but in fact, the water temperature above 32 degrees Celsius may cause damage to human skin. In addition, some hot springs contain more alkaline and other irritant substances, which may stimulate and damage the skin's self-protection function, making skin diseases more likely to occur in winter. In addition to reducing the number of hot springs, citizens can also choose more sulfur-containing spring water when they are in hot springs, because sulfur can play a better role in lubricating and nourishing the skin. 'said Wang Junjie.
Cantonese are better than northerners
More susceptible to skin diseases in winter
In recent days, most of the patients who went to the outpatient department of Guangzhou Military Region General Hospital were patients with skin pruritus and dermatitis. Cui Weili, director of the outpatient department of the hospital, said: 'since the winter in Guangzhou, the air humidity has decreased significantly. For local residents who have been used to the humid air in the south for a long time, they are more likely to suffer from skin itching and dermatitis. "Director Cui said that skin diseases are common in Guangzhou in winter, and psoriasis, pruritus, chapped hands and feet, frostbite and other diseases are relatively common. Wang Junjie added that in winter, the temperature is low, the temperature difference between morning and evening is large, and the air humidity is low. At the same time, the metabolism ability of human body in winter is gradually reduced, the secretion of sebaceous glands begins to decrease, and the cell renewal time of skin surface is prolonged. All of these can easily cause skin diseases in winter, and make human skin appear chapped, frostbite, pruritus and other symptoms.
Wang Junjie said that due to the frail skin of the elderly and children, the skin resistance is relatively low, especially the high incidence of skin diseases in winter. Wang Junjie said that citizens should not worry too much if they have symptoms such as slight dry skin and itchy skin. They just need to strengthen water supplement and insist on using moisturizers to alleviate the symptoms. But if the skin is chapped, peeled or bleeding, you should go to the dermatology department of the big hospital as soon as possible.
In addition, he also reminded that the low temperature in winter is the season of many skin diseases transmitted through the respiratory tract, such as measles, varicella, rubella, etc., which are high in this season. The main affected population is children. If the public has this kind of situation, it is better to go to the hospital as soon as possible to avoid complications and delay the disease.
Drinking will aggravate skin itching in winter
For the prevention of skin diseases in winter, experts suggest that people should not use water with too high temperature when bathing, and avoid vigorously rubbing, and use less detergent with strong degreasing effect such as soap and soap with heavy alkaline content. They should use bath liquid with relatively mild nature, and use body cream to moisturize the skin after bathing. But the old man should not take a bath frequently in winter, and the children should strengthen the replenishment of skin after taking a bath. In terms of diet, we should eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more soup, and try to eat less greasy and spicy food. You should drink less, because alcohol will aggravate the itching of the skin. At the same time, appropriate exercise, maintain a relaxed and peaceful mood, but also to prevent winter skin disease has a very good role.
Wang Junjie stressed that for the patients with a history of winter skin disease in previous years, they should take preventive measures in advance to avoid the recurrence of the old disease.
Not all skin patients can take hot springs
When winter comes, it's a great pleasure to have a hot spring. Many hot spring hotels also publicize their ability to treat skin diseases. In this regard, Lai Wei believes that specific analysis is needed.
Whether hot springs can treat skin diseases depends on three conditions: what kind of hot springs, what temperature, what skin diseases. For example, hot spring with sulfur can only treat some skin diseases such as psoriasis; some hot spring water with appropriate amount of trace elements and soft water can only treat atopic dermatitis and other diseases. If people with dry skin go to the hot spring too often, especially the hot spring with high water temperature and poor water quality, it will worsen.