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Home Remedies For Rash - Treat This Problem And Get Relief From Itching

Author : Jhon Napier


A rash can be defined as an area of reddened and inflamed skin. It may sometimes indicate a deeper underlying disease. Some types of rashes are itchy and painful. The most common causes of skin rashes include chemicals present in the clothes, elastic products, and rubber and latex materials, dyes, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, heat, food allergies, insect bites, certain medications, and plants like sumac, poison oak, and poison ivy. Skin rashes can also occur due to many medical conditions, such as impetigo, eczema, shingles, psoriasis, lupus erythematosus, childhood viral infections, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Most types of rashes can be dealt with the help of home remedies for rashes. Skin care plays an important role in treating skin rashes. Do not scrub or scratch your skin. It is best to use a mild cleanser instead of soap. Never apply any cosmetics directly on your rashes. Try to expose the affected area to the air as often as possible. Stress can worsen your rashes and therefore try to do some relaxation exercises to get relief from stress. If you have heat rash, wear loose cotton clothes. Drinking plenty of lime juice can help you relieve your prickly heat rashes. You can also apply full-strength lemon juice directly to the rashes to get relief from itching.

Baking soda is an excellent remedy for the rashes caused by heat, poison ivy, oak, and sumac. Mix baking soda with water in a ratio of 3:1 and apply the resultant paste directly to the affected areas. If you have extensive itching, add one cup of baking powder to warm bath water and immerse yourself in it. Aloe vera extract is also a best natural cure for skin rashes. It contains antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Rub aloe vera extract or gel on the rash. Another way to get rid of itching and irritation caused by skin rashes is to put a little amount of olive oil on the rashes.

An oatmeal bath is one of the excellent natural remedies for skin rashes. Add one cup of oatmeal to warm bath water and soak in it for at least fifteen minutes. Make sure that the water is not very hot. Cucumber, with its anti-inflammatory properties can also heal skin rashes. Take some cucumber pieces and puree them to a pulp. Apply this pulp directly to the rashes to alleviate the irritation. You can also place cucumber slices on the rashes. Calendula essential oil and chamomile essential oil are also good home remedies for rashes. Chamomile tea bag can be used to reduce inflamed skin. Make some chamomile tea and apply it to the rashes using a cotton ball.

Mix cod liver oil with vitamin E and put this mixture on the rashes. This is one of the recommended home remedies for rashes. Skin rashes can also be reduced by applying witch hazel extract to the affected area. Consult a doctor if your rash is not healing or is associated with other symptoms, such as difficulty breathing and dizziness.


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