If you find yourself scratching an itch often and having red marks, stop to look at the situation. Often we ignore things. Is the skin red and inflamed? Are there patches? What caused it?
First of all, is the location of the rash in one area? Do you remember an object in contact right at the place on the skin? For instance, were you wearing a new piece of jewelry or a new belt? Even if in the past you had no negative reactions to metal, now you ma. Did you recently get a tattoo in that part of your body? If so you may be reacting to the ink. Was your wrist or arm resting on your desk at work and could there have been a cleaning compound or furniture polish residue on the furniture?
Look at factors similar to this but also include fragrances, new cosmetics, a recently purchased body wash or shampoo as well as exposure to pets at someone’s home. Dust mites and construction work can also result in a rash, even if you weren’t the one doing the work.
Contact dermatitis due to jewelry is easy to test by taking off the new earrings, watch or bracelet and seeing if the area starts to heal. In the meantime, use a good moisturizer and if the situation is severe you can also use a cortisone cream if recommended by your doctor.
There are some rashes that can be triggered by foods that you are allergic to. For instance, eggs, wheat-derived products, milk products and the popular peanut are allergenic foods for many people. It isn’t easy to change one’s diet because we are emotionally attached to what we eat. However, to put a strain on your body by consuming something it can’t tolerate is not going to help your skin or immune system. If you put it under a strain like that constantly it won’t be happy.
Sometimes we think a rash is due to an environmental reason but in fact it’s the result of fungus, bacteria, a viral rash or anxiety. You have to keep reflecting to reach the true reason why the rash has appeared. Also, always check to see if there is something contagious going around at school or work. Scabies can be in the school systems as well as bacterial rashes or impetigo. Ask the teacher to get more information on outbreaks in the classroom.