Skin Allergy Home Remedy and Effective Prevention Tips

Dr. Ashish Bhora

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Ashish Bhora


6 min read

Key Takeaways

  • Taking an oatmeal bath is one of the natural remedies for rashes
  • Applying coconut oil minimizes allergies and moisturizes the skin
  • Using plant oils and aloe vera are other home remedies for rashes

A skin rash or allergy occurs when a particular area of the skin becomes swollen or inflamed. While some rashes occur instantaneously, others may take some time to develop. The most common skin rash causes include allergic response to medications, food or even due to illnesses like chicken pox and measles.

The most common symptoms of an allergic reaction include the following. 

  • Raised bumps on the skin
  • Redness and itching
  • Skin cracks and flaking of the skin

Read on for simple yet effective home remedies for skin rashes and allergic reactions.

Additional readFungal Skin Infections

Skin Allergies and Rashes Causes

There are many things that can cause skin allergies and rashes, including certain foods, medications, environmental factors, and even certain fabrics. If you have a skin allergy or rash, it is important to figure out what is causing it so you can avoid it in the future.

There are a few different types of skin allergies and rashes, including contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and urticaria. 

  • Contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes into contact with an irritant, such as a chemical, an allergen, or even certain fabrics. 
  • Atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition that is characterized by dry, itchy skin. 
  • And urticaria is a condition that causes raised, red bumps on the skin that can be itchy or painful.

Home Remedies For Skin Rashes

There are a number of home remedies for skin rashes that can be used to soothe and heal the skin. Often, skin rashes are caused by allergies, irritants, or infections and can be very itchy and uncomfortable.

One of the best home remedies for skin rashes is to use a cool, wet compress. This can help to relieve the itching and irritation and will also help to reduce swelling. Another good home remedy is to soak in a cool bath. This will also help to relieve the itchiness and will also help to keep the rash from spreading.

If an allergy causes the rash, it is important to avoid the offending substance. If you can identify what is causing the rash, you can avoid it in the future. If the rash is caused by an irritant, such as a detergent or soap, you can try switching to a different brand.

If the rash is caused by an infection, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Infections can often be treated with antibiotics. There are a number of over-the-counter products that can be used to treat skin rashes. However, it is always best to speak to a doctor before using any medication, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

 how to control skin rashes

Take an oatmeal bath to relieve yourself a rash 

This is one of the simplest home remedies for rashes. You can prepare an oatmeal bath by adding a cup of powdered oatmeal to lukewarm water. After mixing it thoroughly and applying it, let it remain on your body for 30 minutes after which you can take a shower. Using oatmeal is advantageous to the skin owing to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It provides a soothing feel and relieves you from allergic skin reactions.

Use fresh aloe vera as a skin allergy home remedy 

One of the other home remedies for itching rashes is to use fresh aloe vera. The gel from aloe vera leaves can provide relief from allergic reactions on your skin as it possesses antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Not only for an allergy, you can use it even for cuts as it is known to heal wounds too. Prior to using aloe vera, wash and pat dry the affected area properly. Then, scrape out the gel from the leaf and apply on the allergic area.

Apply coconut oil as a home remedy for skin allergy, itching 

Coconut oil is not only used for cooking but can also be applied on skin as it is an effective skin moisturizer. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties provide a great relief to itching skin [3]. Coconut oil is also effective in treating fungal infections on the scalp.

skin allergy home remedy

Treat skin allergies with baking soda 

For any skin allergy treatment, home remedy solutions usually mention baking soda. It is an ideal yet cost-effective option. Baking soda works on making pH imbalance of the skin right and can soothe any type of skin allergy. Use this as a paste or mix it with water before taking a bath. For making the paste, mix about 4 tbsp baking soda in 12 tbsp water or coconut oil and then apply on the affected part. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off in cold water.

Reduce skin rashes with plant oils 

You can use different plant oils like jojoba oil, chamomile, argan, or olive oil to moisturize your itchy skin. These oils work as skin lubricants and also help reduce skin inflammation. While argan oil improves skin elasticity, olive oil helps in healing the wounds. Chamomile oil is known for calming the skin owing to its anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties.

Use Epsom salts to reduce skin inflammation 

This is yet another effective remedy for reducing muscle pains. It is also helpful in minimizing itchiness. Take a warm water bath by adding Epsom salts. The magnesium present in these salts helps to retain the moisture content on the skin.


Apply cold compress to stop skin rash pain 

This is one of the easiest and fastest methods to reduce pain caused by a skin rash. It provides instant relief and eases itching as well. Take a bath in cool shower or do a cold compress on the affected area. Coldness reduces the flow of blood to the affected area thereby helps in reducing inflammation and swelling.

Additional read: Tips for Healthy Skin

Prevention Tips For Skin Rashes 

One of the best ways to prevent skin rashes is to practice good skin care. This means keeping your skin clean and well-moisturized. If you have dry skin, be sure to use a mild, non-irritating soap and a moisturizer that won’t clog your pores. You should also avoid using harsh chemicals and fragrances on your skin.

If you are susceptible to skin rashes, you may also want to avoid certain triggers. For example, if you have a history of rashes after exposure to the sun, be sure to wear appropriate clothing and use sunscreen when you’re outdoors. If you have a rash that is aggravated by heat or sweat, try to stay cool and dry as much as possible.

In some cases, skin rashes can be the result of an underlying medical condition. If you have a rash that doesn’t seem to be improving, or if you have other symptoms along with the rash, it’s important to see a doctor. They can determine if you have an allergy or another condition that needs to be treated.

By following these tips, you can help prevent skin rashes from occurring in the first place. However, if you do develop a rash, be sure to see a doctor so they can determine the best course of treatment.

Using natural remedies for rashes and allergies is a cost-effective way to get rid of those painful and itchy blisters on your skin. Most of these ingredients are also easily available in your home. However, each person responds in a different way to home remedies and it is essential to check for any discomfort or further inflammation. If you face problems, connect with a top dermatologist on Bajaj Finserv Health. Book an online doctor consultation to get treated without stepping out and relieve yourself from painful or unsightly skin issues today.

Published on 19 Aug 2021Last updated on 12 Apr 2023

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.

Dr. Ashish Bhora

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Ashish Bhora




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