Easy Home Remedies to Treat a Rash

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Easy Home Remedies to Treat a Rash

We’ve all been there for one reason or another.  One moment you are happy and carefree, and next thing you know your skin is covered with some form of rash that has you ready to scratch like crazy.  Whether it’s a common virus like chicken pox, an allergic reaction like hives, or exposure to outdoor elements like the sun, poison ivy, stinging nettles or bugs many different things can cause a very uncomfortable situation.  Being the parent of a child who has been through chicken pox and hives this year, I have spent a great deal of time researching natural anti-itch remedies.  None of these are new original.  In fact for generations people have been making these homemade remedies to relieve itching, and they remain the most popular treatments for skin irritation today.  After all, when your dealing with overly sensitive, prone skin the last thing you want to risk is an additional allergic reaction from your rash treatment.  In this case, natural really is the best way to go.

Bath Treatments

One of the best ways to alleviate the wide spread itching associated with chicken pox, hives or sunburn is to soak in a soothing bath.  By adding simple, common ingredients you can turn a regular bath into an all over anti itch treatment. 

1. The Oatmeal Bath
 -1 cup dry oats.
 -Put into a food processor or coffee grinder and grind until they become a fine   powder.
 -put the oatmeal powder into a clean pantyhose leg and tie a knot at the top.
 -attach to the water spout on the bathtub and run a tepid bath to soak in.  This   keeps the oat powder from clumping in the bath water.

2.  The Baking Soda Bath  
 -1 cup baking soda
 -pour into a running, tepid bath and let disolve.

Helpful Tips:
 -be sure not to run a hot bath, which could make the itching worse.  A tepid bath  is best.
 -try to relax and soak for 30 minutes to give the ingredients ample time to work.

Spot Treatments

To deal with smaller rash areas and bug bites, or to follow a bath treatment, try one of the following all natural spot treatments .

1.  Oatmeal :   Oatmeal is a great treatment because it soothes irritation and helps to draw any moisture out of the area.
 -Cook the oatmeal as normal.  Let cool to room temperature and apply to spots.

2.  Baking Soda :   Although it is a different substance, baking soda has the same properties as oatmeal when it comes to treating a rash, but tends to be less clumpy on the skin.
 -mix 3 tsp baking soda with 1 tsp water to form a thick past.  Apply where  needed.

3. Aloe Vera Gel :  Nature’s most useful houseplant.  If you have a green thumb, keep one of these plants on hand, or buy the gel...

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By none| June 12, 2010
Categories:  Eat

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