What is body rash?
An inflamed or irritated patch of skin, a body rash is generally considered a minor medical problem that can be treated and eliminated with simple home remedies.
However, in some cases, a persistent rash may be a symptom of an illness or chronic condition that requires professional medical attention.
What are the symptoms?
Skin rashes can develop anywhere on the body, and the symptoms often include:
It’s important to consult a physician when rashes are accompanied by extreme soreness, swelling, fever, joint pain, streaks of redness, or tightness in the throat as these might be signs of a more serious illness.
What are the causes?
Lots of things can cause a body rash, including but not limited to:
o Direct exposure to specific irritants or allergens (such as poison ivy, certain chemicals, or foods)
o Acne, eczema, psoriasis and other skin disorders
o Viral, fungal, and bacterial infections
o Insect bites
o Parasite infection
o Exposure to extreme cold, dry, or hot weather conditions
o Other medical disorders such as liver disease, kidney disease, and certain types of cancer
What are the natural treatments?
Minor body rashes usually disappear without any treatment. However, some natural remedies have been proven helpful in alleviating itch and soreness.
OATMEAL makes an effective itch-relieving scrub. Simply pour one cup of oatmeal into a cotton sock and secure with a rubber band to make a sponge. Then, use the sponge in a warm bath to clean and soothe the skin.
ALOE VERA gel, known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, sunscreen and healing properties, can be applied directly to the skin to soothe and heal as well.