Skin rashes are responsible for that red and itchy surface, with small bumps or other changes in the skin’s colour, appearance or texture. 

It’s usually caused by problems like psoriasis, allergies, eczema, insect bites, acne, sweating, among other factors. Also, we can’t rule out irritation from shampoos, cosmetics, soaps or detergents. 

If that’s your challenge, one of these four remedies is the solution you’ve been looking for. 

Olive oil

olive oilOlive oil is your go-to agent that heals and promotes skin renewal. It contains vitamin E and antioxidants, which soothes the skin and reduces itching.

To apply, rub extra-virgin olive oil or a combination of olive oil and honey on your rash a few times daily until it heals.

To speed up your results, you can also add a pinch of turmeric powder to olive oil and apply it two or three times a day for a few days. It’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can work magic.

Baking soda

baking sodaOn another hand, baking soda is useful in drying skin rashes as also in relieving itching and inflammation.

Add one part baking soda to three parts water and apply on the affected area every day. You can also choose to add coconut oil to the mix. But note that leaving baking soda on the skin for too long may cause further irritation.


Oatmeal has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating rashes triggered by poison ivy, eczema, chicken pox, sunburn and allergies.

Mix a cup of finely ground oatmeal in warm bath water and soak in it for at least 15 or 20 minutes.

If you’re treating rashes on the face, you can apply a mixture of equal amounts of oatmeal and plain yoghurt mixed with a little honey.

Aloe Vera

aloe veral gelAloe vera has this reputation for its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and emollient properties. It is harsh on skin conditions including rashes.

Use fresh aloe vera gel on the affected area for a few days, and that solves it. 

Note that if the rashes refuse to leave after several days of use, you’ve got to see the doctor. There may be some other underlying ailments that require additional treatment.


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