As we know, Holi is a festival of colours and one of the most celebrated festivals in the country. Originally, the festival was celebrated to mark the commencement of spring using colours made from flowers. Over the years, chemicals and harmful substances have replaced flowers. Today, harmful substances like mica, glass powder and acids are used that can cause severe skin or hair problems.
So, one must be cautious at the time of Holi. Now you must be thinking of the ways in which you can protect your skin. Well, here are few of the tips to help you steer clear of skin allergies.
Eczema: This is one of the most common allergic conditions that occur due to artificial colours. It makes the skin appear scaly and inflamed. It causes blisters that lead to itching of the highest degree.
Rhinitis: This allergic condition causes an inflammation of the nasal membrane. In this condition, one experiences nasal discharge, congestion, itching, and sneezing.
Pneumonitis: This allergy occurs due to an inhalation of chemically treated colours, wherein one experiences fever, chest, tightness, fatigue, and breathing difficulty.
Asthma: Artificial colours can cause damage to the airways, and one can develop asthma in this condition--the person suffering from this condition experiences breath shortness and difficulty in breathing.
Dermatitis: Another such plausible allergy is atopic dermatitis that occurs due to a chemical reaction of colours. The allergy causes severe pain, blistering, and itching.
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