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How To Effectively Treat Rashes Or Hives Using Holistic Remedies

Calamine Lotion

How To Effectively Treat Rashes Or Hives Using Holistic Remedies -clayThis is a miracle worker and can be purchased in liquid form. This lotion has a combination of these healing earth-bound elements (bentonite clay, pink kaolin clay, zinc oxide, ferric oxide (iron), and phenol and calcium hydroxide. Kaolin clay’s come in a variety of shades that work well on different skin types. Pink is probably the most commonly spotted kaolin, working well on acne-prone skin that tends to be more sensitive. For truly sensitive skin, use white or yellow kaolin clay’s. (1)

How To Apply:

  1. Use a soft cotton ball and apply to cleansed skin.
  2. Cover the area of concern and allow to dry and leave on over night.
  3. Wash off with cool water. Do not rub skin.
  4. moisturize skin with paraben free lotion, fragrance free lotion or oil.

Cold Compress

How To Effectively Treat Rashes Or Hives Using Holistic Remedies -iceActively using a cool, dampened, cloth can help sooth symptoms of burning, itchiness and raised bumps by using cool temperatures to stimulate blood flow in the skin and underlying muscle tissues. This helps to shrink blood vessels and minimize inflammation.

How To Apply:

  1. Use a cloth drenched in chilled water and place over area of concern.
  2. Can repeat several times or as needed.
  3. Can also use frozen ice pack’s and place on problem area (alternate cool temperatures 20 min on 20 min off).
  4. Moisturize skin with paraben free lotion, fragrance free lotion or oil.

Gluten-free Oat Bath

How To Effectively Treat Rashes Or Hives Using Holistic Remedies - gluten-free oatsHeal your body holistically by using gluten-free oats that naturally carry oils and moisturize your skin while correcting the pH of irritated skin. Researchers say the anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory compounds found only in oats called avenanthramides are responsible for oat’s ability to soothe itching and irritated skin. (2) Oat bath’s are very effective for reducing itchiness associated with eczema and contact dermatitis.

How To Apply:

  1. Pour 2-3 cups of gluten-free oats into the bath and fill your bath with warm not hot water.
  2. Soak for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Starting a pattern once a week to help reduce flare ups.
  4. Dry using soft towel, pat dry. Do not rub.
  5. Moisturize skin with paraben free lotion, fragrance free lotion or oil.

Often times, people are randomly affected by unknown symptoms related to skin rashes or hives. This may happen because it is caused by some form pollutants in the air, bacteria looming around, poor immunity, food sensitivities related to allergies, or the unknown toxic chemicals people may be exposed to from day-to-day. Some of the common symptoms include inflamed skin, raised bumps, burning sensations and itchiness. These symptoms may be accompanied with a common cold or body flu, but very seldom. There are various holistic ways to treat these unbearable symptoms. In order to reduce flare ups, there’s powerful healing properties derived from plants, mother nature, such as earth-bound healing components to soothe annoying skin rashes and hives.

Healthy Tip: Try not to itch, as itching will make the flare up worse.

Common Triggers For Rashes Or Hives:

Citrus fruits – Especially the peel.
Dyes – Hair dye’s or chemical straighteners.
Fragrances – Soaps, shampoos, lotions, perfumes, and cosmetics.
Poison – poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.
Pollutants – Air pollution, chemical pollution, energy, noise, light, or heat which (can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants).
Latex – Rubber
Leather – Colored (specifically, chemicals used in tanning leather)
Metals – Copper and Nickel found in jewelry and belt buckles
Medications – Oral, topical’s, ointment’s.

References:

(1) “5 Types of Clay Mask Benefits: The Dirty Skincare Superstar.” 12 Apr. 2017. Organic Authority. N.p., 11 Dec. 2015. Web.

(2) Almanac, Old Farmer’s. “Oatmeal to Soothe Skin: Poison Ivy, Swimmer’s Itch, and Sunburn Relief.” Web. 12 Apr. 2017. Old Farmer’s Almanac. N.p., n.d.

Sources:

Almanac, Old Farmer’s. “Oatmeal to Soothe Skin: Poison Ivy, Swimmer’s Itch, and Sunburn Relief.” Web. 12 Apr. 2017. Old Farmer’s Almanac. N.p., n.d.

Goodall, Claire. “How to Make Homemade Calamine Lotion.” 12 Apr. 2017. Everyday Roots. N.p., 06 Aug. 2016. Web.

Vega, Rachel. “What Are the Benefits of Oatmeal in Soap?” 12 Apr. 2017.  LEAFtv. N.p., 18 Dec. 2013. Web.

“Www.naturalhandcraftedsoapcompany.com.” 12 Apr. 2017. Clay Is Found in a Variety of Colors Which Include: Red, Green, Brown, Pink, Yellow and Even White. N.p., n.d. Web.

“5 Types of Clay Mask Benefits: The Dirty Skincare Superstar.” 12 Apr. 2017. Organic Authority. N.p., 11 Dec. 2015. Web.

Healthy Living,

Jaclyn Rae