Body rash is an inflammation on the surface of the skin. Due to this, the skin color and texture changes. It is often associated with itching, stinging or a burning sensation. This sudden outbreak of rashes could be due to a new cosmetic cream, allergic food reaction or an irritation. Allergies can be caused by food, plants, animals, insects or any chemicals. All body rashes are not contagious, but some of them are.
How to treat Body Rashes at home
- Apply some olive oil to the rash to provide relief.
- Or make a mixture of some olive oil and some drops of water. Beat the mixture with a spoon until it blends completely. Apply on the rashes.
- Apply fresh aloe vera gel to the rash.
- You can also mix Aloe Vera gel with cod liver oil and Vitamin E and apply on the rashes.
- Apply baking powder on the rash area.
- Take an oatmeal bath to treat body rash. It relieves inflammation and itching. Put a cup of uncooked oatmeal into the bathwater and soak in the tub for sometime.
- Wash the rash with chamomile tea.
- Make a poultice using dandelion, chaparral and yellow dock root and apply on the skin, to alleviate the rash.
- Soak a cloth in comfrey tea or calcium water. And place it on the rash area. You can make Calcium Water preparation by mixing a spoonful of calcium gluconate powder in a cup of water.
- Or make a rash powder with 2 tspn dry clay, 1 tspn vitamin C powder, 1 tspn goldenseal powder and 1 tspn comfrey root powder. Mix together and apply on the rashes. The comfrey root helps to heal a rash with a wet discharge.
Some Tips and Suggestions
- Eat foods rich in Vitamin C.
- If the rash is due to any new cosmetic cream or perfume, stop using it immdiately.
- Avoid foods that may cause allergic reactions on the skin.
- Don’t rub or scratch your skin.
- Avoid touching the rash as much as you can.
- Use warm water for cleansing and not hot water.
- Do not use soap, use gentle body cleansers.
- Do not use cosmetic lotions on the rash.
- Expose the affected area to air as much as possible, but do not expose to direct sunlight or hot water.
- If the rashes are very severe and all these home remedies aren’t working, see a doctor immediatey.