How to Treat Skin Rashes without Visiting a Doctor

Skin rashes are not uncommon and can happen to people of any age. Thankfully, most of the times, it can be cured without visiting a doctor. Some home remedies can help you reduce pain and itching until the rash goes away. Here are some tips that can help you treat rashes and skin rejuvenation and skin inflammation easily.

# Try to keep the itchy area cool and wet by putting clothes soaked in ice water for several times in a day. However, make sure the rash does not get too wet because that can increase itching.
# Try to stay indoors and avoid sunlight as much as possible because when direct sunlight comes in contact with the skin, it increases itching significantly.
# Oatmeal is great for soothing rashes. You can put 1 cup of oatmeal in a cotton cloth, pack it tightly and boil it in water. Once the boiling is done, wait till it comes back to room temperature and use it as sponge during bath. Don’t use soap but only cold water to bath.
# Avoid scratching completely. It’s a tough thing to do, but if the rash gets infected during itching due to sharp nails, the problem can become worse.
# Until the rash is cured, wear only cotton clothes. Wool and synthetic clothing is a strict no-no.
# When you wash the used clothes, use only mild soaps and rinse carefully to make sure the clothes are completely free from alkali.
# If the rash is caused by poison ivy or poison oak, you can apply calamine lotion on the affected area of the skin.
# If the itching is caused due to dermatitis, you can try applying 1% hydrocortisone cream, four times a day. However, never use the cream on a fungal rash as it will only make things worse.
# Olive oil is a household item and can be used for curing skin rashes. Apply small quantity of olive oil on the affected body part and it will act as a moisturizer. Olive oil also helps in skin renewal process.
# When it comes to skin rash and inflammation, nothing serves you better than Aloe Vera. It’s been used for centuries by people all over the world for skin related issues. In fact, most of the skin creams contain Aloe Vera as a core ingredient. The plant is loaded with anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. If you have Aloe Vera plant at home, just take a leaf and squeeze it to extract the gel and apply it on the rash. It will work like magic.
# You can eat food items that contain vitamin C because it includes ascorbic acids that heal skin rashes effectively. All types of citrus fruits have vitamin C and some vegetables like broccoli, tomato and sweet potato contain the vitamin too.
# Cod liver oil contains vitamin E and it works as a natural anti-oxidant to alleviate skin rashes. If you don’t like to consume cod liver oil directly, opt for pills that contain cod liver oil to help your body fight against the skin rash.
There is no need to panic if skin rashes appear on your body. Just follow the guidelines mentioned above and most minor skin rashes will cure quickly.
[Please Note: At times, Skin rashes can be a symptom or a precursor to a larger underlying medical problem. While these remedies do work well for minor skin problems, use your discretion and judgment. These remedies do work, but it is always best to take advice from a medical practitioner who can diagnose the exact nature of your skin problem].