Skin Rash -Causes, Treatment


Skin Rash is not a specific diagnosis. Instead it refers to any sort of skin inflammation and/or discoloration that distorts the skin’s normal appearance.The body’s largest organ is the skin and it has three layers.  The layers are called the outer layer (epidermis), the middle layer (dermis) and the inner layer (subcutaneous layer).  The function of the skin is to shield the body from millions of foreign substances floating around in the environment. Through the skin, toxins and other substances from the body like the kidneys and the bowels are eliminated.

Various bumps and blisters can develop because of the skin’s function.  The color of the skin, cracking, dryness, flaking, itching, redness, roughness, scaling, thickening, and many other issues can develop because of the performance of the skin.

Many of the things that happen to the skin are the result of allergies to molds, foods, chemicals, cosmetics, insect bites, reactions to plants, (poison ivy or fungi), diaper rash, problems from the sun and wind, drug or alcohol reactions, detergents, jewelry and fragrances, nervous tension, friction (body parts rubbing together or contact from an external irritant like clothing or shoes), and stress.

What to Do About a Skin Rash

A skin rash is an indication of a more serious problem and therefore can never be taken too lightly.  Certain types of rashes are therefore early warning signals.

The best course of action is to treat the underlying cause of the skin rash.  The kinds of skin rashes are extensive so it is best to let a health care professional diagnosis the type of rash and find its cause.

If the rash goes on for more than a week or seems to be getting worse with a fever or other symptoms it is important to see a professional immediately.

Here Are A Few Tips for Herbal Treatments at Home

•    Using Aloe Vera gel, green tea extract or ginkgo biloga extract should help because they have antioxidant properties to aid in healing.  Tea tree oil can be used externally because it does sooth the rash when used as a wash.

•    The leaf of olive extract also has properties for healing the skin.

•    A Derma-E Product can offer quick relief of itching.

•    Soak a clean cloth in cool water or comfrey tea that has cooled, wring it out and pat the affected area for 10 minutes. This will bring relief as repeat as needed.

•    A washcloth soaked in malva tea can be applied as a warm compress to the affected area in order to reduce inflammation.