Natural Itchy Red Rash Treatment

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Itchy red rash may caused by several things including skin contact or an allergic reaction.  While mildly annoying, there are many natural cures that one can try to soothe the skin.

Many people develop itchy rash from by coming across to ivy, especially during the summer months.  Rashes can also be caused by allergic reaction to thing such as latex, nylon, or a new medication.  Furthermore, hives can develop due to nerves causing an irritating red rash.  No matter what caused the rash, there are many natural itchy red rash treatment options available that are effective and surprisingly inexpensive.

While one's first reaction to the rash is to scratch and itch, it may temporarily relieve the pain, this actually does nothing to soothe the irritation.  Instead scratching may actually irritate the skin and rash causing it to worsen.  As the fingernails scrape over the rash, it will actually cause the rash to spread due to inflammation only prolonging the problem.

There are proactive, ways to deal with itchy red rash that may be found at your local grocery store.  Many of the products are naturally based, generations old, and less expensive than today's commercial products.

An old stand-by for the natural itchy red rash treatment is oatmeal bath.  By simply purchasing a container of oatmeal and grinding it in a food processer until there is a fine consistency, the resultant mixture can be added to lukewarm bath water.  Soaking in the tub for at least twenty minutes as needed, will soothe the itch by easing inflammation and alleviate the symptoms.

Another natural itchy red rash treatment is applying a compress of chamomile tea.  After steeping hot water and the tea for approximately 10 minutes, allow the solution to cool.  Apply the solution to the skin using, clean cloth and gently rub into the skin.  This process will temporarily sooth the rash and can be repeated often.  The remainder of the tea may be stored for future use.

Incredibly, some of the natural treatments for itchy red rash work from the inside out.  Drinking apple or grape juice has long been recommended by Ayurvedic practioners of India.  For thousands of years, Ayurvedic teachings believe that there is a strong relation between health and food.  By drinking apple or grape juice, these teachings believe that the skin and rash are cooled from the inside.  To optimize the results, it is suggested that you drink the juice at room temperature and outside of meal times.

While these methods can provide natural itchy red rash treatment and soothe many of the common itchy red rashes. If a rash persists after several days, it is recommended that you see a doctor.  If a rash cannot be treated at home, it may be a sign of more serious health problems.  Occasionally rashes, like some kind of chest rash, may indicate additional health problems that will not respond to these types of treatment.

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This article was published on 2010/09/15