A skin rash can be described as any change in the skin that can impact its color, texture or look. A rash can result in itching, chapping, blistering, swelling, change in color, etc, which may or may not be accompanied by pain. A skin rash can either be localized, affecting a specific body part, or it can spread to the entire body. A skin rash can result in not only discomfort or pain but also awkwardness about your look. There are some kinds of skin rashes that disappear on their own, like the heat rash and swimmer’s itch, while there are others, such as rosacea and shingles, that call for medical intervention. Homeopathic remedies for skin rashes are comparatively safe and successful since they have practically no side-effects, something which is very crucial for patients suffering from rashes.
Kinds of Skin Rashes
Some kinds of rashes that occur commonly are: Eczema occurs in the case of individuals with allergies or asthma. It is characterized by a red, itchy, and scaly rash. Psoriasis is marked by red, scaly, itchy patches on the joints and the scalp. It occurs especially on the fingernails. Impetigo occurs mostly in children and is characterized by red sores which form into blisters, ooze, and then turn into a crust. Shingles are a painful blistered skin condition triggered by that very virus that causes chickenpox. Rashes can also be related to common childhood diseases like measles, roseola, rubella, chickenpox, hand-foot-mouth disease, scarlet fever and the like. Rashes can also be synonymous with certain medical conditions like lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and the Kawasaki disease.
Causes of Skin Rashes
The factors for skin rashes are as wide-ranging as the kinds of rashes themselves. From infections, heat, and immune system disorders to medications and allergens like chemicals in elastic, rubber products, cosmetics, soaps, detergents or dyes in clothing, virtually anything can trigger a rash. Interestingly, even oily skin, infrequent shampooing, and alcohol-based lotions can lead to skin rashes. Age, stress, fatigue and weather extremes can often compound this irksome skin condition. Among the other common causes of rashes is a reaction to vaccination, food allergy, friction due to the brushing of skin, menstruation, secondary syphilis, skin conditions such as acne and fungal infection in the form of ringworm.
Homeopathic Medicines for Skin Rashes
Sulphur, I find, is ideal for redness and rashes that aggravate at night. Medoohinum is suited for treating the fiery red rash around the anus in babies. Lithium Carb works best in case of a rough rash all over the body and tough, dry, itchy skin. Caladium is to be given to patients of an itching rash that alternates with asthma. I feel Belladonna is very helpful in case of eruptions like scarlatina which spread suddenly. Astacus Fluv is an effective remedy for a rash and itching all over the body. Sarsaparilla works well for a rash that results from exposure to open air and causes dry itching.