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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Skin Rashes Symptoms Causes and Treatment

Skin Rashes inflommatry and irritation condition on skin it is caused by microorganisms.

Symptoms of skin rash

The symptoms of skin rash includes:

  • Itchiness,
  • Blisters,
  • Fever,
  • Lesion,
  • Little red bumps,
  • Pus-Filled Sacs,
  • Inflammation,
  • Burning Sensation,
  • Dry Scaly Patches,
  • Bruise-Like Spots, And
  • Pink-Red Rings On The Skin.

Causes of skin rash

Causes of skin rashes differ from person to person, which includes:

  • Skin contact with an irritant,
  • Bacterial infection,
  • Viral infection,
  • Fungal infection,
  • Reaction to vaccination,
  • Skin diseases like eczema or acne,
  • Exposed to heat or sun,
  • Autoimmune disorder,
  • Food allergy,
  • Friction due to crafting of skin,
  • Menstruation And,
  • Reaction to chemical substances like perfumes, lotions, soaps and detergents.

Treatment of skin rash

Aloe Vera - 
It is one of the oldest treatments for skin disease. It contains many nutrients and properties that are beneficial to the skin. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory agent, as it provides anti-bacterial and anti-fungal aid. It is prepared from the leaves of the aloe vera plant, into a gel form and applied directly to the skin rash. It is advisable to apply aloe vera gel for at least 3 times a day.

Baking Powder - Baking powder is used to reduce itching. It is applied to the rash as it will dry up the rash.

Calendula Essential Oil - It is also considered as an anti-inflammatory treatment of skin. Calendula essential oil provides great relief and helps to eliminate the root cause of the rash. It is recommended to apply the essential oil directly to the affected area.

Chamomile - Chamomile acts as anti-inflammatory and this also helps in reduction of itchy rashes as well as irritation. You can either use the essential oil or boil the tea bags.

Olive Oil - Olive oil is used to soothe the dry skin and restore moisture. Skin rashes are treated by applying olive oil to the affected area of the skin.

Oatmeal - Oatmeal is another common skin treatment option. The main benefit of oatmeal is that it reduces the inflammation of the skin to a great extent. So it is recommended to try an oatmeal bath, i.e. by pouring a cup of oatmeal into your bath water and soak for at least 15-20 minutes.

Jewelweed - It is a process where the leaves of the plant is crushed and rubbed over the affected area of the body covered by a rash caused by poison oak or poison ivy. It also helps to improve the rashes caused by insect bites and stings.

Witch Hazel - It is an effective treatment, which helps to reduce itching from various rashes. It is also considered as an antioxidant, which is helpful in treating, preventing, and eliminating skin rashes. Witch hazel is mixed with water and applied to the affected area. It is used with a cloth and applied to the skin and is kept for at least 30 minutes before rinsing.

St. John's Wort - It is one of the popular natural anti-depressant, which is applied to the skin, as it reduces itching and moisturizes your skin.

Wild Pansy - It is basically applied to eczema skin rashes to eliminate the irritation and itching of the skin.

When it comes to effective treatment of skin rash, it is very important to have a correct diagnosis. Skin rash can range from mild to severe, depending upon the patient.
Therefore, it is recommended to follow the medicines as prescribed by the doctor; otherwise, it can be life threatening too.

Courtesy: Mediartical

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