Beware of prolonged exposure to heat from the heater in the winter...and the reason!

2024-02-04 2024-02-04T09:12:54Z
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Weather of Arabia - The electric heater is among the necessary devices in the home during the winter period and the subsequent drop in temperatures, as it provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere. However, despite its benefits, one must pay attention to some unwanted skin problems that may arise as a result of sitting for periods. Long stay next to the heater, especially when the heat is directed directly to the legs.

This habit can cause problems such as toasted skin syndrome. What is this syndrome and what are the ways to prevent it?

What is toasted skin syndrome?

Toasted skin syndrome occurs when the skin changes color to red as a result of prolonged or repeated exposure to heat or infrared radiation at different levels. According to a report from “Healthline”, this condition is also known as erythema, and is characterized by skin discoloration, burning, and itching. It is associated with the use of laptops. Heaters in the home, etc. are some common causes of toasted skin syndrome.

How to prevent toasted skin syndrome?

Here are some steps you can take to avoid toasted skin syndrome:

  • Avoid using electronic devices for long periods

It is preferable to use daily devices such as mobile phones and laptops in the correct manner, as placing them on the legs for long periods can cause the skin to heat up due to their batteries, which may lead to toasted skin syndrome.

  • Be careful with heating pads

The use of heating pads should be minimized to avoid prolonged heating of the skin, especially during periods of menstrual cramps, as heat can cause toasted skin syndrome.

  • Keep your distance from room heaters

To avoid toasted skin syndrome due to the constant heat from room heaters, you must maintain a safe distance between you and them to maintain your safety.

  • Keep your skin moist

Keeping the skin moisturized helps avoid damage and the appearance of toasted skin syndrome. Make sure to use moisturizers for your skin regularly and drink sufficient amounts of water.

  • Pay attention to the marks that appear on your skin

Constantly monitor areas of skin that may be exposed to heat and if you notice any change in color, texture or sensation, consult a dermatologist immediately to avoid worsening the problem.

Read also:

Simple steps to protect your skin from dryness in the winter

Warnings of winter drought... signs you should pay attention to


Sources:

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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