The skin goes a long way in determining the overall look of an individual. Not only is it the largest body organ, the skin has also been described as the mirror of the entire body, capable of reflecting a person’s overall health status. And this is not far from the truth given that several hundreds of disease conditions are accompanied by skin manifestations in the form of rashes.
By way of definition, a rash is a skin lesion usually characterised by a change in the colour and/or texture of the skin. It could be very itchy or painful sometimes and the affected person feels very uncomfortable. Furthermore, some common causes of rashes include allergic reactions, infections, irritants, skin disorders (like psoriasis) and poisonous plants (like poison ivy). More often than not, when the underlying cause of a rash is identified and treated, it subsides and ultimately disappears over time. For instance, a person who has allergic or irritant dermatitis, only needs to identify the offending allergen or irritant that he or she reacts to and then avoid it to prevent a recurrence.
However, several natural remedies exist that offer benefits in alleviating the discomfort (such as severe itching or pain) often caused by rashes. Such itching may even spread or complicate the rashes if not treated on time.
A few of these time-tested natural remedies will be highlighted in this article: Click “Continue Reading” to see them