Home Remedies for Skin Rashes

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Skin rashes usually come on unexpectedly due to stress, illness or allergic reactions to topical lotions and creams. You can treat your skin rash at home using simple yet effective home remedies. However, if your skin rash does not go away within three days or is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, joint pain, red skin streaks, swelling, throat tightness or shortness of breath, you should immediately discontinue self-treatment and seek the advice of a qualified medical practitioner.

Oatmeal

An oatmeal bath will give you instant relief from the burning and itching that accompany skin rashes. The oats will also heal the rash after several bath treatments. Pour 1 to 2 cups of uncooked oatmeal into your bathwater and soak in the tub for 10 to 15 minutes.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera will also quickly stop the itching and burning that accompany skin rashes. Cut an aloe vera leaf and squeeze the juice onto the affected area. The fresh aloe vera juice will form a thin bandage-like covering over the rash. (You may also peel the aloe vera leaf, pulverize the pulp and apply the pulp directly to your skin.) If you don’t have access to fresh aloe vera, saturate the area with aloe vera gel.

Chamomile

Add 2 to 3 tsp. of fresh or dried chamomile flowers to 1 cup of boiling water. Strain the mixture and allow it to cool down to room temperature. Wash the affected area with the tea several times a day. Add the leftover tea or additional chamomile flowers to your bathwater nightly until the skin rash is gone.

Garlic Paste

Blend 2 garlic cloves with 1 tbsp. of olive oil and 10 to 15 basil leaves until the mixture forms into a thick paste. Apply the paste directly to your skin rash several times a day until it is gone.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C will eradicate your skin rash from the inside and out. Crush 10 to 15 vitamin C tablets and add enough water to the crushed tablets to make a thick paste. Apply the paste directly onto your skin rash several times a day. Also, up your vitamin C intake by eating plenty of citrus fruits, papayas, broccoli, bell peppers, strawberries, kiwis, cantaloupe, kale and cauliflower while you are treating the rash.

Herbal Poultice

Puree the herbs dandelion root, yellow dock root and chaparral with enough water to make a thin paste. Place the paste directly onto your skin and cover with a bandage or a piece of cheesecloth. Replace the poultice and bandage several times per day.

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