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Old 09-03-11, 11:06 AM   #1
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Icon4 Rashes on your body? Read this first.

Do you:

- Have a rash on your body that's recently annoying you?
- Have an itching sensation somewhere?
- Visual skin marks that don't look 'good'?


Before I continue, I want you to know that if you have some of the above symptoms, and plan on posting for help, please read this first. I have kept the thread as short as possible under the circumstances.

I write this because almost all of the threads asking for help have one common suggestion: GO SEE A DOCTOR.


Now, again, I say this, we don't have anything to work with here, even if you happen to give a good description. We can only make safe assumptions. Some members may have had a similar rash or mark and may have undergone the same conditions, hence they may be able to help you. But when it comes to medicinal sciences, things aren't always as they appear. If it really irritates you, see a doctor.

Else, you can read the following paragraphs which deals with remedies and precautions:

Remedies for Body Rash

-Body Rash home remedies and natural cures, Questions and answers
Oatmeal Bath is Preferred

-Applying olive oil to the rash could provide some relief.

-Aloe Vera gel, cod liver oil and Vitamin E oil are also helpful in combating body rash.

-Using baking powder on the affected area is another suggestion to deal with body and back rash.

-An oatmeal bath is thought to be effective in treating body rash as it relieves inflammation. Pour a cup of uncooked oatmeal into your bathwater and soak in the tub for best results.

-Wash the affected area using chamomile tea.

-A poultice made from dandelion, yellow dock root and chaparral helps alleviate skin rash.

-Another remedy is to soak a cloth in comfrey tea or calcium water.
Calcium Water preparation – Stir in a spoonful of calcium gluconate powder into a cup of water.

Body Rash Remedies

For common types of body rash, different home remedies may be used. Herbal teas are known for their healing properties and can be effectively used as body rash cures. The affected parts of the body may be washed with herbal teas such as chamomile or peppermint tea which act as skin rash remedies. Olive oil has certain therapeutic properties which help to promote healing of the skin. Applying olive oil directly to the affected areas will help to reduce itching and pain. Rubbing aloe vera gel on the rash affected areas will also help to soothe the skin. Another popular remedy for body rash is baking soda. Simply pat some baking soda on the skin for relief from itching and irritation. An oatmeal bath works excellently in soothing a skin rash. Add one cup of raw oatmeal to warm bathwater and soak in this for some time. This will provide quick relief and also induce healing. A paste made with a couple of garlic cloves, salt, pepper, ten basil leaves and a tablespoon of olive oil is a wonderful remedy for body rash. Apply this mixture over all the affected areas for relief. Rashes often break out when the immune system is weak. Boost immunity by consuming foods rich in vitamin C such as citrus fruits.

Diet for Body Rash

-Body Rash : Home Remedies suggested by users
Consume Foods Rich in Vitamin C

-The antioxidant properties present in Vitamin C helps in fighting body rash. Consume foods rich in Vitamin C.

-Avoid foods causing allergic skin rash on the body or back.

-Suggestions for Body Rash

-Avoid Exposing the Affected Area to Direct Sunlight and Hot Water

-Do not scrub your skin when there is a rash breakout.

-Avoid using soap, switchover to gentle body cleansers.

-Refrain from using cosmetic lotions or other ointments directly over the rash.

-Make sure you use warm water for cleansing and not hot water. Take care to pat dry your skin instead of rubbing.

-Completely stop usage of any newly tried cosmetic or lotion, reaction to this could be a cause.

-Ensure that the affected area is exposed to air as much as possible.
Avoid exposing the area to direct sunlight and hot water.




Symptoms for Body Rash

+Red Itchy or Non-Itchy Bumps

Little, red itchy or non-itchy bumps on the skin could be one of the indications of getting a body rash. This would then be followed by a stinging or burning sensation on the affected area. There are different types of rashes that can affect adults, children and babies alike, on the arms, legs, face or torso. Although body rash symptoms may not be easy to tell apart, it is important to identify body rash causes properly for any body rash treatment to be effective. Allergy skin rashes are the most common type of rash, caused by allergic reactions to certain triggers. This is a common type of body rash in children. Different individuals may be allergic to different substances. Some allergies are food related and occur due to the consumption of certain types of food. Other allergies may be caused by exposure to pet hair, certain plants or chemicals. Poison ivy is a well known cause of itchy body rashes in adults. Allergic reactions to such exposure generally cause the appearance of a red rash all over body parts that have come in contact with the allergen and can be extremely itchy, which is particularly problematic in children. The chemicals contained in many household detergents may also be responsible for rashes. The allergy may affect the entire body, but become manifested only in the form of a rash. Some people are also affected by pollution, cosmetics, fragrances and hair products. Exposure to all of these substances can trigger off a body rash. A rash may also develop due to exposure to certain types of rashes. A rare cause of rashes is latex allergy. This can pose a serious problem to those who need to undergo surgical procedures. Exposure to the latex gloves worn by doctors and surgeons can lead to rashes even on the open body parts and wounds. Infections can also lead to rashes. Common infections such as yeast infections or viral infections such as chicken pox cause rashes along with other symptoms. Sexually transmitted diseases can also lead to body rashes. In some cases, a rash may develop due to infestation by a parasite such as scabies. Such rashes are extremely discomforting as they lead to a significant itching. Touching the affected areas may transfer the infection to other areas of the body or even cause re-infection. Diagnosis of rashes may be done after reviewing the individual’s medical history and performing certain skin tests. Patients with compromised immunity like diabetics and HIV patients are particularly vulnerable to infections that can cause both lower and upper body rashes with severe itchy symptoms.




Again, I urge you to only follow these pre-cautions if your rash isn't getting septic or such. Or in the of chance that you can't visit a doctor wither due to some personal or geographic problems, visit this site:

http://www.medicinenet.com/rash/article.htm

If you happen to think your rash may be extremely serious: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/life-...article_em.htm


Hope this helps you.

Reminder: Seeing a doctor for severe rashes is the best thing you can do.








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