20 Most Effective Home Remedies for Rashes

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Skin rash is a noticeable change in the colour or texture of our skin. It happens to both adults and kids. Common symptoms of skin rash are redness of affected part, puffy skin, the appearance of prickly spots and peeling of skin on the affected area. Skin rashes can be effectively treated at home with safe homemade remedies without needing to apply commercial skin ointment and creams that contain harmful chemicals. Skin rashes are usually caused due to an allergy to food or medicines or environmental factors, usage of the wrong kind of beauty products, soaps or detergents, insect bite, chronic skin disease, impetigo or eczema.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Rashes

1. Oatmeal

OatmealOatmeal has antioxidant properties which help to soothe the skin inflammation.

What You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of dried oatmeal
  • Water

What You Need To Do

  1. Fill the bathtub with water and put oatmeal in the water.
  2. Stir water to make sure that oatmeal is fully dissolved.
  3. Soak in water for 10-15 minutes.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Twice daily.

Why This Remedy Works

Oatmeal is a rich source of Antioxidants which helps to smooth skin irritation and inflammation. Oats contain saponins which helps to remove the dirt and oil from the skin surface, thus acting as a skin cleanser. Oatmeal also contains lipid fats which creates a protective barrier to help lock the moisture and also help protect against yeast infection.

2. Neem

Due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties, Neem is used in fighting many skin infections. Neem leaves are known for its healing property.

What You Will Need

  • Neem leaves
  • Water

What You Need To Do

  1. Boil neem leaves in water for at least 10 mins and let it cool.
  2. Use this water to wash the affected part.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Daily once.

Why This Remedy Works

Neem is known to keep the skin problems at bay because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Neem is also used as an antiseptic.

3. Baking Soda

Baking Soda Baking Soda has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial property. Its alkaline property helps to get quick relief from itchy skin.

What You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda.
  • Water.

What You Need To Do

  1. Add baking soda to warm water and mix well.
  2. Wash the affected area with this water. Let it dry.
  3. Make sure not to rub with towel on the affected area.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Daily once.

Why This Remedy Works

Baking Soda has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Baking soda helps to maintain the pH balance of the skin and it also helps to get relief from itching and swelling because of its alkaline nature. This helps in healing bacterial and fungal infections.

4. Aloe Vera

The benefits of Aloe Vera for skin are many, including its usefulness in soothing skin inflammation. It acts as an astringent.

What You Will Need

  • 1-2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel.

What You Need To Do

With the help of your fingertips apply aloe vera gel gently on the affected part.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Few times a day.

Why This Remedy Works

Aloe vera gel contains 95% water, thus helps in moisturizing skin. It has infection-fighting antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents like B-sitosterol, Vitamin B, C and Vitamin E which acts as a skin conditioner.

5. Essential Oils

Essential OilsEssential oils like Lavender Oil & Tea Tree Oil are beneficial for fighting skin infections.

A. Lavender Oil:

What You Will Need

  • Lavender Oil
  • Aloe Vera Gel

What You Need To Do

  1. Mix Lavender oil with aloe vera gel and apply gently on the affected part.
  2. Wash off after 20 minutes.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Daily

Why This Remedy Works

Lavender Oil has anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin which helps in reducing redness, swelling and skin irritation. Aloe vera helps to keep the skin hydrated. Thus healing skin rashes.

B. Tea Tree Oil:

What You Will Need

  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Honey

What You Need To Do

  1. Mix Tea Tree oil with honey. Apply on your face.
  2. Wash off after 15-20 minutes

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Daily

Why This Remedy Works

Tea tree oil is very beneficial for acne and skin rashes as it has antimicrobial property. It helps to fight many skin infections and honey helps to get a clear and smooth skin.

6. Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is a great skin moisturizer. It deeply nourishes the tender skin of your face area.

What You Will Need

Organic Cocoa Butter.

What You Need To Do

Apply a thin layer of Cocoa Butter on the clean surface of the skin.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Twice daily.

Why This Remedy Works

Cocoa Butter is a natural moisturizer. It is rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E and is very effective in treating dry and chapped skin. Cocoa Butter forms a protective and a moisture resistant barrier on the baby preventing diaper rash. It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which is beneficial for treating diaper rash.

7. Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum Jelly is an oil-based ointment which helps to form a protective barrier between skin and wetness.

What You Will Need

  • Petroleum Jelly.

What You Need To Do

  1. Wash the affected area of your baby with warm water and pat dry.
  2. Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly on the affected part.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Twice Daily.

Why This Remedy Works

Petroleum jelly is an oil-based ointment which forms a protective shield on your skin by trapping the moisture inside. It does not contain any harmful scent or perfume. Applying petroleum jelly on your skin helps to nourish and hydrate the skin. Petroleum Jelly is hypoallergic, hence suitable for sensitive skin and non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog pores.

8. Olive Oil and Honey

Olive Oil and HoneyApplication of Olive Oil, Honey and beeswax can do wonders on the rash prone area of your baby’s skin.

What You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Beeswax

What You Need To Do

  1. Mix all the three ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Clean the affected area and apply a thin layer of the mixture.
  3. Let it stay for 15-20 minutes and then wash and pat dry.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

3-4 times a day

Why This Remedy Works

It exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties, which affect the production of cytokines by skin cells. Olive Oil and Honey protects and nourishes the skin.

9. White Vinegar with Garlic

 White Vinegar with Garlic

What You Will Need

  • White Vinegar
  • Pod of Garlic
  • Water

What You Need To Do

  1. Crush a pod of garlic to 2 tablespoon of White Vinegar and mix this well in lukewarm water.
  2. Let it sit for half an hour before using.
  3. Wash the affected area and let it dry without using a towel.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Twice daily.

Why This Remedy Works

Acetic acid is the main component in vinegar and it is a natural disinfectant. Garlic has strong antifungal properties and this remedy works best skin rash due to fungal infection.

10. Carrot Juice

Carrot JuiceCarrot Juice has high levels of Vitamin C which is great for healthy skin.

What You Will Need

  • Carrot Juice

What You Need To Do

Drink a glass of carrot juice.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Daily.

Why This Remedy Works

Carrot Juice is a great source of Vitamin A and C. Sometimes skin rashes may trigger due to deficiency of Vitamins in our body. Beta-carotene in carrots helps in reducing skin inflammation which speeds the healing process.

Also read: Causes, Symptoms & Home Remedies for Skin Allergies & Rashes

11. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea mixed with honey can work wonders on the rash prone skin as it has got antiseptic properties.

What You Will Need

  • Chamomile Tea
  • Honey
  • Water

What You Need To Do

  1. Boil 2 tablespoons of Chamomile Tea in 2 cups of water.
  2. Let it boil and bring it to one cup.
  3. Let it cool and then add 1 tablespoon of honey.
  4. Mix well and spray this mixture on the affected part. Let it dry.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

As and when required.

Why This Remedy Works

Chamomile Tea and Honey have got antiseptic properties. It is high in antioxidants thereby helps in healing the affected part faster.

12. Coriander

Coriander has got cooling properties, helpful in treating skin rash. It is a natural herbal remedy and is very safe on every skin type.

What You Will Need

  • Coriander Leaves
  • Water

What You Need To Do

Make a paste of Coriander leaves and apply on the affected area.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

3-4 times daily.

Why This Remedy Works

Coriander have got strong anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. It has a cooling effect on the inflammated skin. It is a great remedy for itching rashes as coriander has a cooling effect on the skin.

13. Tomato Puree with Lemon Juice

Tomato Puree with Lemon JuiceCombination of Tomato and Lemon Juice is very beneficial for keeping many skin problems at bay.

What You Will Need

  • Tomato Puree
  • Lemon Juice

What You Need To Do

  1. Make tomato puree and mix it with 2 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  2. Apply on the affected part and allow it to sit for 20-25 mins.
  3. Wash away with cold water.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Thrice a week.

Why This Remedy Works

Tomato has astringent properties. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A, C and K. It also helps to remove dirt and grime from the face. Lemon juice is also loaded with Vitamin C. This combination is best for rashes on the face.

14. Mint Leaves (Pudina)

The anti-inflammatory property of Mint leaves is very beneficial for treating skin rashes as it helps to soothe the irritated skin surface.

What You Will Need

  • Mint Leaves
  • Water

What You Need To Do

  1. Crush mint leaves in a blender and apply the paste gently on the affected part.
  2. Let it remain for 30 minutes and wash off.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Daily

Why This Remedy Works

Mint leaves have an anti-inflammatory property which helps in soothing the rash prone skin and also nourishes the skin. Mint leaves contain antioxidants which help in removing the dead cells. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties which helps in speeding up the healing process.

15. Organic Foods

Organic FoodsOrganic Food helps to remove harmful chemicals and toxins from the body.

What You Will Need

  • Organic Fruits and Veggies.

What You Need To Do

Ensure daily intake of organic fruits and veggies

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Many times a day.

Why This Remedy Works

Organic foods helps to remove toxins from the body, builds a better immune system. Organic food contains components which help in reducing skin inflammation.

16. Applying Cold Compress

Applying cold compress can help in reducing redness, itchiness and skin inflammation.

What You Will Need

  • Ice Bag

What You Need To Do

Place the ice bag on the affected part, but avoid placing ice directly on the affected part.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

As required.

Why This Remedy Works

Applying cold compress helps soothe the itchy skin by slowing the transmission of nerve signals from affected part but avoid leaving cold compress for a long time on skin.

17. Calendula Oil

Calendula OilCalendula Oil helps in curing skin irritation because of antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

What You Will Need

  • Calendula Oil

What You Need To Do

Apply Calendula Oil on the affected area.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Twice a week.

Why This Remedy Works

Calendula Oil promotes quick healing and regeneration of skin. Hence Calendula Oil is used in treating many skin problems like skin rashes, wounds and eczema. Calendula with its restorative properties heals the damaged skin and also helps in keeping it hydrated.

18. Turmeric Powder and Castor Oil

Turmeric Powder and Castor Oil have anti-inflammatory properties. It is a wonderful ingredient for all skin ailments.

What You Will Need

Turmeric Powder

Castor Oil

What You Need To Do

  1. Mix turmeric powder and castor oil, making a smooth paste and apply on the affected part.
  2. Let it remain for 15-20 minutes and wash off.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Twice or thrice a week.

Why This Remedy Works

Turmeric Powder has antiseptic properties which help in healing skin ailments. Castor Oil hydrates the skin making it soft and supple.

19. Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt helps in soothing skin and effective in reducing swelling and itchiness.

What You Will Need

  • Epsom Salt
  • Water

What You Need To Do

  1. Mix 2 tablespoon of Epsom Salt in a cup of water and apply on the affected part.
  2. Let it remain till 15-20 minutes. Then wash off.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Twice or thrice a week.

Why This Remedy Works

Epsom Salt is known for anti-inflammatory properties and high magnesium content. Magnesium is easily penetrates the skin and works wonders on swollen and itchy skin as it has a very soothing effect.

20. Bentonite Clay

Bentonite ClayBentonite Clay is very effective in treating itchy skin due to insect bite, cuts or eczema.

What You Will Need

  • Bentonite Clay
  • Olive Oil
  • Water

What You Need To Do

  1. Mix Bentonite Clay with Olive Oil and water to make a smooth paste and apply on affected part.
  2. Let it dry. Then wash off.

How Frequently You Need to Do This

Twice a week.

Why This Remedy Works

Bentonite Clay has a cooling effect on skin inflammation. It works well on minor burns, cut, skin rashes and insect bite.

Also read: 18 Ways to Cure Fungal Infection on Skin

 

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