OVERVIEW: A rash is a generalized term for an obvious change in skin's color and/or texture. To the naked eye, many rashes can look alike, and sometimes can be difficult to identify and diagnose. They can be very subtle and only affect a small part of the body or they can be painful and widespread.
Some of the most common skin rashes include:
Christmas tree rash (pityriasis rosea)
Heat rash (miliaria)
Shingles (herpes zoster)
Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE)
- Raised bumps
CAUSES: Rashes can be caused by many conditions, including medications, allergies, and diseases as well as bacterial, fungal, or viral infections. For example, some rashes, such as contact dermatitis, can be caused by chemicals found in products or contact with a plant.
COMMON THERAPIES: Countering a rash can vary depending on the type, but most methods involve oral anti-histamines, topical corticosteroids, antiviral or antibiotic medication, disease-specific remedies, and identifying and eliminating any potential allergens. However, all rashes are uncomfortable and irritating, which is why methods ease pain with a topical remedy.
NATURAL INGREDIENTS WE USE:
Aloe Vera: Soothes irritated skin
Amaranth Oil: Decreases inflammation
Avocado Oil: Nourishes the skin
Honey: Naturally resists microbes
Jojoba Oil: Provides lasting hydration
Macadamia Nut Oil: Accelerates skin repair
Shea Butter: Moisturizes skin
Stinging Nettle Extract: Eases discomfort
Tea Tree Oil: Fights against skin infections
Vitamin E: Potent antioxidant & hydrates skin
- Eat quercetin-rich foods, including apples, onions, berries, cabbage, nuts, and seeds.
- Drink stinging nettle tea for a powerful plant-based anti-histamine
- Eliminate the most common food allergens from your diet, including peanuts, eggs, soy, wheat, shellfish, and cow's milk.
- Let the skin breathe. Avoid putting on skin dressings
- Soothe irritation with our plant-based Mother of all Creams.
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