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Home remedies for skin rashes: How to control it?

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

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Bajaj Finserv Health
August 19th, 2021
6 mins read

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: How to Prevent and What are the Home Remedies? 

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Home remedies for skin rashes that can help

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.

5 home remedies for skin rashes

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 read9 Dermat-verified Tips for Healthy Skin That Won’t Let You Down!

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.

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.

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