Home Remedies For Itchy and Red Skin Rashes

Itchy and Red Skin Rashes

One of the common complaints during summers is skin rashes. Almost every one of us at some point in suffers from itchy rashes. A number of the cause may be behind such as overheating, sweating a lot etc. Poor digestion and medication may also cause hives and rashes. These rashes create discomfort and are itchy and compels you to scratch that makes your condition even worse.

Itchy and Red Skin Rashes

Itchy and Red Skin Rashes

So what to do?

Do not worry we have home remedies for red and itchy skin summer rashes.

In some cases, skin rashes clear on its own in a few days without any treatment. However, to reduce the discomfort you may try home remedies. If rashes are serious it may be an indication of some serious skin or health issue and might need proper treatment under a qualified dermatologist.

To treat red itchy rashes caused due to summer there are creams, lotions and even antihistamines to provide relief.

You may also try home remedies given below if you do not want to go for conventional treatment.

Home Remedies For Itchy and Red Skin Rashes

Home Remedies For Itchy and Red Skin Rashes

You will also find home remedies effective to get rid of skin allergy or skin rashes that are bumpy, itchy, and chances with skin texture, appearance and colour. You will also find them helpful in skin rashes that are triggered by bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Still, after using the home remedies the rash persists consult a physician.

Home Remedies For Red And Itchy Skin Rashes.

1. Baking Soda To Reduce Red And Itchy Rash-

Baking soda has the property to dry the skin rashes and thus relieves inflammation and itching.

To three part of water add a part of baking soda and apply it to the affected part. You may also add baking soda to coconut oil and use it in the same way. Leave the paste on your skin for 15 minutes and then wash it off.

Baking Soda

Baking Soda To Reduce Red And Itchy Rash

*Make sure not to leave baking soda paste on your skin for long or it may cause irritation.

2. Cold Compress to Reduce Red And Itchy Rash-

if the rash is caused due to summer heat, poison ivy, insect bite or even shingles try cold compress for relief. This will ease inflammation, swelling and itching. Cold compress is useful mostly in rashes that begin to develop into a blister.

Takes an ice cube. You do not have to apply the ice cube directly to the skin or it may cause chilblains. Wrap the ice cube in cheesecloth and apply to the affected area for a few minutes. Repeat this a few times in a day.

3. Aloe vera To Get Rid of Red and Itchy Skin-

Not only aloe vera is anti-inflammatory but it also has antibacterial, antifungal, emollient and cooling properties. It is an excellent home remedy to treat lots of skin issues. It relieves itch and soothes the skin.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera To Get Rid of Red and Itchy Skin

Extract the gel of fresh aloe vera leaf and apply it on your skin to relieve the symptoms.

4. Neem To Treat Red and Itchy Rash-

Neem is well- known for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-irritant and antiviral properties. It treats a number of skin issues such as scabies, psoriasis rashes, eczema and other skin infections. Being rich in antioxidants it revitalizes the cells. Clean and crush a handful of neem leaves to make a paste and apply the paste to the affected area. After 10 minutes wash it off. Repeat this every day. You may also boil neem and then strain and use the water to take a bath after the water cools down to tolerable temperature.

Neem has antiseptic properties that treats blemishes

Neem To Treat Red and Itchy Rash

5. Coconut Oil To Get Rid of Red and Itchy Rash

Coconut oil reduces eczema, eases irritation, soothes the itch and reduces the chances of secondary skin infection. It is antibacterial and has a cooling effect.

Coconut oil

Coconut Oil To Get Rid of Red and Itchy Rash

Apply coconut oil die only to the affected part a few times in a day.

Our skin provides us with protection and it is our duty to take care of our skin. Keep your skin covered, Keep it hydrated by drinking lots of water and practice hygiene routine like bathing daily, drying, wearing clean clothes etc. In addition, eating healthily is very important. Eat foods rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. If you have hives, the best you can do is to prevent the allergen. Moreover, do not scratch.

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Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.