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Some easy to do home remedies for treating skin rashes

These at-home remedies are any day better than medicines

One of the many skin problems that we often face is abrupt rashes. These rashes often occur due to excess sun rays or, at times, some reaction to certain things we aren’t even aware of. These rashes begin with a simple itch, making it red and then leaving you with a burning sensation to bear. These are not to be left untreated, and there is no other best way to treat them than home remedies. Here are some easy-to-do home remedies to ease the rash.

Some cold compress

The Easiest and one of the fastest ways to red rid of the burning and itchy sensation is to out rub some ice over it. Be it a cold compress ice pack, cold shower, or wrap it with a cold cloth, it will bring the much-needed relief, giving immediate relief from the swelling, itching, and will also slow down the aggression on the rash, thus stopping it from spreading.

Aloe vera

Nothing beats the calmness and cooling effect of fresh aloe vera extract. One of the finest and natural coolers to exist is the aloe vera plant. This medical plant has been used since ancient times for its cooling effect, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. In addition to cooling the rash, it is affected in other skin-related ailments like healing wounds and acne.

Oils like Coconut and Tea Tree

Coconut oil and tea tree oil are the finest natural oils that help ease skin problems. Coconut oil which is then extracted from the meat and milk of coconuts, has been in use for skin medicinal purposes for centuries, especially for moisturizing the skin. This oil is high in saturated fats and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Tea tree oil for centuries has been used for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Recent studies have shown that its antimicrobial properties are effective in treating skin conditions such as acne. But remember to mix the tea tree oil with some cream or other oil of choice, as its potent application can be irritating for the skin.

Baking soda

Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is to be found in every Indian household. While it is great for baking, it is also useful for itchy skin conditions like rashes. All you need to do is add one-fourth cup of baking soda to warm water, leave it for some time and then apply to the rash area. Due to its anti-fungal and keeping its effect on the skin in stable acid-alkali balance, it tends to soothe your skin bringing back the pH balance.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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