Skin rashes occur in up to 3 percent of the adult population, and they account for over 5.7 million doctor’s visits each year. There can be many different reasons that your skin breaks out in a rash including bacteria, parasites, funguses and viruses. If you discover that you have itchy skin, here are some things you may want to try at home to stop the irritation.
Watch Your Diet
Many people develop skin rashes because of something that they ate. Fried and processed foods are often the culprits. Sometimes, foods cooked in trans fats can cause rashes. Try to consume a diet that is high in organic foods, clean protein and cold-press oils to see if your symptoms improve. Keeping a food diary may help you identify which food is causing you the problem. Making online doctor visits and discussing food allergies or certain intolerances may help you to find out which foods are causing your itchy rash.
Use Essential Oils
Some essential oils can help with rashes. Consider combining three drops each of geranium, rose and lavender with a tablespoon of coconut oil and rubbing it on the rash. You may also want to try three drops of peppermint oil combined with your favorite carrier oil. Tea tree oil can help kill bacteria that cause rashes when applied topically to the skin.
Bentonite clay is old volcanic ash. When it is applied to the skin, it can help pull toxins out. If you want to try this home remedy, then consider combining it with a little water to make a mask and apply it to the affected area. Let the mixture dry on the skin. Then, wash it off with soap and water. Alternatively, you can mix 1/4 cup bentonite clay in a bathtub full of water and soak in it.
People have been using Aloe Vera for more than 3,500 years, and it may help your itchy skin. Scientists still argue about what makes Aloe Vera work. Some believe that the gooey substance found inside this plant’s leaves helps kill bad bacteria while others believe that it is the plant’s vitamins and nutrients that do the work. Still, others claim it is this plant’s moisturizing effects.
These home treatments may help clear up the itchy skin. If symptoms become worse or have not gone away within seven days, then please contact a medical provider.