PM 2.5 dust and its effects on the “skin”, burning – itching – rashes

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The Skin Disease Institute, Department of Medical Services reveals that PM 2.5 dust  in the air is an increasingly common problem around the world and is becoming a major problem in Thailand. The values ​​of small dust particles (PM 2.5, very small dust) were found. with a diameter not exceeding 2.5 microns). Exceeding the standard in Bangkok Metropolitan area and many other provinces Dust with very small particles can cause respiratory problems. The cardiovascular system It also affects the skin as well.

PM 2.5 dust and its effects on the "skin", burning - itching - rashes

Dust can cause burning, itching, and skin rashes.

Dr. Somsak Akkasilp, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services. Revealed that patients with a history of dust allergies and sensitive skin may have more easily relapsed symptoms during exposure to dust. You may begin to have trouble breathing, sneeze frequently, and have a lot of blood coming out of your nose. and can’t stop flowing Because when you encounter a lot of dust. It may cause allergies to worsen. and being a person who bleeds easily And the flow doesn’t stop. May cause a lot of blood to come out of the nose. 

The skin is the main organ that is exposed to the environment and various pollutants all the time, so it is not surprising that such dust particles can affect the โปรโมชั่น ufabet skin. Data from research has found that Small dust particles PM 2.5 can bind to various chemicals and metals and be carried into the skin. It has a direct effect on harming skin cells. and causes abnormal functioning of skin cells Both in terms of the skin’s defense mechanism from the external environment and in skin repair. Stimulates the inflammatory process of skin cells. cause itchy rash Especially in people with existing skin diseases such as skin allergies or eczema. There will be more irritation and itching. The rash can worsen.

Dust makes the skin wrinkle. You can be older than your age too.

Dr. Mingkwan Wichaidit, Director of the Institute of Dermatology, Department of Medical Services, added: Continuous exposure to such dust for a long time It is one factor that causes the skin to age faster. Apart from the factors of sunlight and smoking. Study in Germany and China It was found that exposure to small dust particles for a long time has the effect of causing skin aging. It was found that there were more dark spots on the face and more wrinkles around the cheeks. 

In addition, it has been found that PM 2.5 dust can have both short-term and long-term effects on the skin. Therefore, protecting the skin from exposure to such dust as little as possible is important and necessary. Especially in people with existing skin diseases to prevent the disease from reoccurring even more.

How to reduce the risk of skin allergies from dust

  1. Cover your body from dust by wearing a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.
  2. Not outdoors Especially in places where there is too much dust.
  3. You can use wet tissue paper. Wipe the body with a towel. Including the face If you are free from the environment outside the building.
  4. Take a shower as soon as you get home.
  5. Refrain from leaving the house if you have a severe dust allergy.
  6. Close the windows and doors completely.
  7. Clean the house often to reduce the accumulation of dust inside the house.
  8. If there are obvious skin abnormalities such as severe burning, red skin, or rashes, you should see a doctor immediately.