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Body Rash

Body Rash

Most common body rash is also known as dermatitis, which is an inflammation of the skin. A rash causes changes in the texture or color of the skin. The causes of rashes are as varied as the rashes themselves.

Symptoms

Rashes may appear as red patches, dots or welts. Most will change the color of the skin, while others just raise the surface. Some rashes are painful, others are itchy, and still others don't feel like they are there.

Causes

There are as many types as there are causes. The most common are contact rashes, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, and other prevalent rashes like eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, shingles, and those caused by childhood diseases like measles, scarlet fever and chicken pox. Contact rashes are caused contact with substances like latex, cosmetics and chemicals. They can also be caused by plants like poison ivy. Medications can also cause body rash.

Cautions

Rashes may cover up other medical problems. Be sure and seek medical help if you get your rash while you are ill, have a fever or after you take medication. See a doctor if your rash burns, stings, turns raw or develops blisters. Seek professional advice if you develop a bull's eye rash after being bitten by a tick, even if it occurs months after the bite. If more than one person in your home develops the same condition, get it checked out. If you develop small black or purplish dots on your skin and have a painful headache or feel lethargic see your health professional.

Herbal Treatments

External Applications

Aromatherapy

Useful essential oils for the treatment of rashes include:

Use individually or in blends in a bath or compress. Suggested blends include:

Lavender 3 drops, Tea tree 5 drops.

Chamomile 3 drops, Lavender 4 drops and Tea Tree 3 drops.

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