Inflammation of the skin and a profound itchiness are the hallmark signs of a skin rash. A skin rash is an area of skin that has become swollen or irritated.
Skin rashes can include skin bumps or sores, scaly or red skin, and itchy or burning skin.
Apart from this, the skin may flake, crust, ooze, redden or thicken depending on the type or the severity of the eczema or the allergy.
They may occur on any part of the body or be widely distributed on large portions of skin.
Skin rashes can occur due to a wide variety of reasons, the most common being contact dermatitis or a hypoallergenic reaction to some substance in the environment.
Some skin rashes occur right away, while others take some time to develop. The location, appearance, and color of a skin rash are all important to help your doctor make the right diagnosis and start the right treatment.
But, let us stay away from the doctor for now. We shall review ten remedies you can use to fight rashes without leaving the four walls of your home.
Let the countdown begin…
10. Aloe Vera
Because of its anti-inflammatory emollient, antibacterial and antifungal properties, aloe vera is exceptional for treating numerous skin ailments, rashes included. Besides healing, it also relieves itching and reduces redness by soothing the skin.
In simple step, massage your hands, foot or affected areas of the skin with aloe Vera gel. Leave the soothing and cooling effect of the gel to work wonder.
Coriander is regarded as an effective Ayurvedic remedy for itchy skin and rashes, due to its anti-irritant, soothing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Its encouraging aroma can also be still and relaxing.
Make a paste of ground coriander leaves without necessarily adding water. For at least half an hour, apply it on the area before washing it off. Repeat this twice a day for a couple of days.
Its anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties work wonders. They sooth the skin, alleviates itching and reduces inflammation. In addition to this they also promote healing of the skin with its antibacterial and antiviral effects.
By soaking a clean washcloth in chamomile tea, place it on the affected area as a compress. For at least two or three times a day, do this for 10 or 15 minutes.
The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties of oatmeal are very good for relieving inflammation and skin irritation. They are very good to heal rashes mostly caused by eczema, sunburn, chicken pox, allergies and poison ivy.
Mix one cup of finely grounded oatmeal in warm bath water. For 15 or 20 minutes, soak in it every day until the rashes are gone.
6. Baking Soda
Baking soda dries out skin rashes and relieves the itching and inflammation associated with rashes.
By adding half a teaspoon of baking powder to buttermilk, you can apply it to the surface of the rash with the aid of a powder.
5. Essential Oils
Mix 20 ml of sweet almond oil with 2 drops of chamomile oil and 3 drops of essential oil. The mixture should then be applied to the area of rashes by massage. Do this for at least two times a day until the rashes are gone.
4. Cold Tea Bags
The healing properties of tannin in tea are very effective in the treatment of rashes. Applying some cold tea bag on the skin rash will make you much better.
3. Eat Cold Foods
Eating lots of cold food will help fight skin rashes. Cold food like vegetable (tomatoes and cucumbers) will help by removing heat from the body and subsiding skin inflammation. Drinking a lot of buttermilk also has cooling effect on the body.
2. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil’s excellent antiseptics properties is an excellent home remedy for a couple of skin fungal infections and rashes. Use this by diluting it in water and then applying it to the affected areas of the skin.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
An excellent home remedy to treat skin rashes is the apple cidar vinegar. Its acetic acid content fights skin infections that could be causing or aggravating the problem.
Several times in the day, dip some cotton wool in apple cider vinegar and leave it on the area for several minutes before removing it. Continue doing this every day until the rash clears off.
***Note that the remedies were not arranged in order of importance or effectiveness.
On a final note…
Along with these home remedies, also apply other added measures like preventing exposure to direct sun, leaving the affected area subjected to air whenever you can, and cleaning the rash with warm or tepid water but limit the use of soaps.
One thing you should be careful about is scraping the rash area as doing this will only make matter worse. In case your rash will not recover within several days, then it’s time to leave the four wall of your home to consult with a physician.