The key here is to be extra careful! Rashes are allergic reactions; to dry skin, itchy skin, poison ivy and the sort. This happens mostly when you are exposed to heat, bugs and other irritants that bother your skin. Treating rashes is highly important as the problem could worsen or if not treated correctly enough, keep occurring again and again.
Listed below are some home remedies that will help you stop the rashes from spreading or getting worse.
The easiest, most common remedy is to press something cold over it. Allergic reactions often show up as bright red spots, with the skin feeling slightly warm when you touch it. The symptoms appear as soon as your skin touches the substance it feels threatened by. Applying something cold over it might help heal the warm, irritated skin and relieve you of the itching caused by the rashes.
Coconut oil has numerous benefits, one of them being a remedy for rashes. Apply coconut oil over the area of the rash and let it rest for at about 2 hours. Do this, at least 2 to 3 times a day, in order to get the rash to go away. Coconut oil can actually finish off any and all signs of the rash, even preventing it from occurring again. It is supposed to be one of the best grandmother’s home remedies for treating rash, itchy, and dry skin.
Oatmeal can work wonders in reducing the rash. All you have to do is to soak 2 cups of oatmeal in slightly warm water in your bath tub and let it stay there for half an hour, before you take a dip. Ensure that you don’t use hot water since that can worsen the itchiness.
Baking soda bath
Another remedy for itchy skin rashes is a ‘baking soda bath’. Pour a cup of baking soda in pleasantly cool water and let it soak for about half an hour. Be careful though. Don’t try this remedy if you are allergic to baking soda. If not, this remedy works excellently every time.
Moisturising is a great way to treat dry skin rashes. Choose any brand that you think will help relieve you from the dryness. Moisturizing helps you soothe the dry skin affected by the rash and keeps your skin covered and protected. For those with dry, scaly feet, we recommend that you apply moisturizer before you put the socks on.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can help you with allergic reactions, and even dry and itchy skin. It works especially very well on rashes caused by poison ivy. Start by applying about a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to the problem area. Use a cotton compress to pull out all the toxins from the skin. Vinegar balances the acid-base levels of the skin, increasing moisture content in the process.