Our skin is the largest organ of the body. People should take care of their skin and be wary when a skin rash develops. This can happen to all, regardless of age. Rashes just surprises us at times as they just appear and we have no idea of the cause. This is why many would love to know how to get rid of skin rashes because it can be, so irritating and cause a lot of discomfort.
There are many possible reasons for having a rash develop on your skin and pinpointing a cause can be quite difficult. It is usually due to an allergic reaction from food, fabric in clothes, medication and soaps. Change in climate and environment can also trigger symptoms of skin rashes. Some are obvious like poison ivy. Risk factors can also include a viral, bacterial or fungal infection. Bug bites and bee stings can also cause rashes to develop in some people.
What Is A Skin Rash?
A skin rash is an area of the skin, which is inflamed. There is a noticeable change in color and texture. It can be itchy and is usually red in color. Rashes are also known as dermatitis.
Rashes can develop in specific areas of the body or they can also be spread all over. It is such a hassle to develop rashes and their symptoms are really giving the person an uncomfortable experience. Rashes are really one of the things that people wish can disappear quickly.
Symptoms can include:
-red blotches and bumps
-dry, scaly skin
-pus filled blisters
-thick and leather like skin patches
There are many types of skin rashes and it would help a lot if we can know the cause so that the proper diagnosis and treatment can be done.
A list of common skin rashes:
-stress and sun rash
Treatment For Skin Rashes
We now look at the various ways to get rid of skin rashes. The most common way to treat is by topical ointments or creams which are available either over the counter or in more severe cases prescription like hydrocortisone. One should be wary of the side effects of long term use of these strong prescription drugs as they may cause thinning of the skin.
Home remedies are always a good alternative to conventional treatment. Olive oil is known to have healing properties and it can help soothe the itchiness from skin rashes. Coconut oil is also helpful with its antibacterial properties. Baking soda is also proven to be effective, but it is advisable not to leave it on the skin for a long period of time because it may cause further irritation. Oatmeal can help lower skin inflammation and is best for chicken pox, poison ivy and eczema. Aloe Vera is an excellent rash solution as it gives a cool and soothing feeling when applied. Chamomile is another great home remedy as it has antiviral properties.
It is always better to consult experts before we proceed with any kind of treatment whether conventional or home remedy. I remember my traumatic experience when I had chicken pox. It started with only a few skin blisters, but I decided to self medicate and drank an herbal tea which made my condition worse. The tea contained ingredients that caused my blisters to multiply until it covered my whole body from head to foot. We all know how itchy and painful chicken pox blisters can be so this was a big lesson for me when it comes to self medication. When it was my kids’ turn to get chicken pox we treated them with the proper medication after consulting with their pediatrician.
Skin rashes should not be taken lightly, especially when there are other symptoms that accompany it. Minor rashes can be solved with home remedies and getting rid of it will not last that long. If a rash is prolonged and looks like it is getting worse then it is best to seek medical attention.
Go to your doctor if you experience these additional symptoms: