Public Health Min warns Thais of 6 skin diseases during summer


BANGKOK, 24 March 2014 The Public Health Ministry is warning all Thais of 6 possible skin diseases that normally develop well in hot weather condition.

Director General of the Department of Medical Services Suphan Srithamma revealed that a lot of people each year suffer from six skin diseases which are heat rash, sunburn, eczema, chloasma, skin allergies, and body odor disease. He also urged everyone not to take skin diseases for granted.

The director further revealed that people who are at risk of catching skin diseases include children, individuals who are exposed to sunlight for a long period of time, and those who wear unwashed clothes.

He also suggested ways to prevent skin diseases including using sunscreen, wearing long sleeve tops, avoiding thick clothing, and washing hair more frequently to prevent fungi.