Natural Remedies

Rash Remedies

| Modified on Dec 29, 2021

Posted by Sunshine31527 (Jekyll Island, Ga) on 12/29/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I've had hives on my face and neck for about a week. Tried everything I could think of to get rid of it. When I started using borax dissolved in a small glass of water and patted it on the affected areas it started going away along with the itching. I can't believe what a difference it has made. Thank you Earth Clinic for all the help you have given to all. God bless you ...........

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Nohan (BC Canada) on 12/13/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Last year I had a rash and I wasn't sure if it was something I ate (allergies) or a bug.

I found a recipe for a long hot bath with 2 cups Borax and 2 cups Hydrogen Peroxide in it.

The rash disappeared immediately but the bonus was I'm old and have a lot of chronic pain in the body and the bath seemed to have alleviated that so I looked it up on some Science site and sure enough, Boron is a bit of a miracle in regards to many ailments. Also read some Amazon reviews and people said Boron was reducing or healing their Arthritis.....it used to be in our soil...but no more!

Butt Paste
Posted by Lou (Tyler, TX) on 11/21/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for this remedy! I had a bright red ring around my neck that the dermatologist totally ignored. It was very painful and not responding to her treatment for my other rash. I believe all of these rashes were a herxheimer rash from Keto. It responded best to antifungals. The ring around my neck responded immediately to the butt paste. The breast rash responded well to 1 T. Borax dissolved in 1 C. hot water and after my shower, I used a dental peroxide rinse 1.5%. Also ACV compresses offered relief. She told me I had inverse psoraisis. RIGHT. I think someone needs to go back to school.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Bill (Boston, Ma) on 09/26/2021

I have had a rash or red spots on various parts of the body they come and then go then come again. Now pain in feet but not spots there. Very strange trying to diagnose this. Had this for 45 days or so never thought of the charcoal which I do have.

Sun Rash Remedies
Posted by Lorraine Williams (Long Beach) on 05/29/2021

I also have the condition at it's worse in Cancun and Hawaii. I haven't been in the sun in a very long time. I think your correlations are spot on.

Sun Rash Remedies
Posted by Lorraine W. (Long Beach) on 05/20/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I too have had a rash with raise fluid filled tiny bumps. I have learned to get a bit of sun while at the beach, then protect my body the rest of the day with light clothing and or shaded beach ten. I always burn with excessive sun, then tan so I watch my sun intake now and I haven't had this sort of outbreak in over 15 years now. From google search (The mildest form of heat rash (miliaria crystallina) affects the sweat ducts in the top layer of skin. This form is marked by clear, fluid-filled blisters and bumps (papules) that break easily. A type that occurs deeper in the skin (miliaria rubra) is sometimes called prickly heat.

Chrysanthemum Tea
Posted by Van (Sunnyvale, Ca, Usa) on 10/11/2011
5 out of 5 stars

This simple yet delicious tea has been a life saver many times. One time I had a bad case of chemical poisioning and I had sores and welts all over my eyes, face and mouth. It happened so quick I freaked out and reached for some chrysanthemum tea. Within minutes it all calmed down and I was normal again. Generally in Asia this tea is used to bring down heat and inflamation like canker sores. Hard to believe because it's so sweet. The kind I use is the powdered kind in packets. Just mix with water. You can also use the dried flowers but I have a problem with the dried pollen.

Nopal Leaf Powder
Posted by Tom (Florida currently) on 03/30/2021 43 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Back in 2010, I had itching forearms and ankles after meals for years until I started taking a couple of 650 mg nopal leaf prickly pear "opuntia ficus indica" cactus capsules after each meal. The after-meal itching was gone in two days. Now I just take 1/2 level measuring teaspoon of nopal leaf powder. Last Fall, I ordered two, one pound bags of NBF (Natura Bio Foods) nopal on Amazon. It's from Mexico. SwansonVitamins and PipingRock have the 650 mg nopal capsules.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Dawn (Canada) on 03/29/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I had a reaction to antibiotics that was like a serve sunburn all over my body. It did not go away. I tried so many things. What relieved it finally, after 3 months of suffering, was charcoal capsules. I took 6 - 450 mg activated charcoal capsules in one dose and started feeling better the next day!

I took that for about 5 days.

Make sure you drink enough water and follow directions on bottle (if you take medicine and supplements take them 2 hours before or after).

Soda Cystals
Posted by Valerie (NC) on 02/25/2021

This is called Washing Soda in the US, and is one ingredient, Sodium Carbonate. I read that sodium bicarbonate is heated to high temperatures to get sodium carbonate. And it is good for so many things, as you said! Thanks for sharing your experience!

Selenium Sulfate Shampoo
Posted by Bryan (Ottawa, Ontario) on 06/08/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Selenium Sulfate for skin fungus problems.

I tried using a dandruff shampoo with the active ingredient selenium sulfide 1% or more on my heat rash on my legs and foot and am amazed at how well it works. I spread the shampoo on my affected areas, let it set a while as I go about other things, like brushing my teeth and shaving, then step into the shower to rinse it all off. Each day I am seeing marked improvement.

In my particular case I am using head and shoulders shampoo. It seems to be helping the fingernail fungus I have on the hand I use to apply the shampoo to the other areas. For what it's worth. I was inspired to try this as I saw people on youtube who were using selenium sulfate shampoos for other skin problems and having good results.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mike (Kent, Uk) on 09/09/2020 22 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar seems to work great for stinging nettle stings yeah. Just rubbed some fairly cheap ACV with the Mother on my legs where the stings were and they stopped hurting instantly.


Pityrosporum Folliculitis Remedies
Posted by Heavensent1002 (Dallas, Texas ) on 11/21/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Treating Pityrosporum (Malassezia) Folliculitis - Face Fungal Acne

Every AM

1. Cetaphil gentle cleanser

2. Health E UREA cream

3. Hada Labo Perfect UV gel SPF 50+

PM 1

1. Cetaphil gentle cleanser

2. Nizoral 2% mask for 30 minutes

3. Rinse with lukewarm water

4. Health E 10% UREA cream


PM 2

1. Cetaphil gentle cleanser

2. Stride X pads for 30 minutes (don't put rinse)

3. Health E 10% UREA cream


PM 3

1. Cetaphil gentle cleanser

2. Health E 10% UREA cream


Please note: If your skin feels dry, please layer Cetaphil moisturizing cream over dry area at night only. Then after the 4 week, please cut out nizoral and use the cleanser and cream on those nights. This works best on sensitive, oily, acne prone, dehydrated, redness and acne prone skin.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Anon (Us) on 08/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I developed a rash under my breasts when I had to wear the same nasty, sweaty bra 2 days in a row. Isopropyl alcohol made it worse. Lugol's 2% iodine didn't seem to do anything. Ted's mange remedy (peroxide and borax) has nearly cleared it in about four days. The very first application made a very noticeable difference. I just poured some in my hand, rubbed it in, and put a clean bra on before it dried to help disinfect the bras, too. Reapplied it occasionally throughout the day each day.

Butt Paste
Posted by Tea (New Zealand) on 06/29/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Yes, I also had a severe reaction all over my face from facial and rf treatment, so many bumps itching, and sore....dry and hot.

I tried ACV, coconut oil, castor oil, lavender, green tea, Aloe Vera and nothing worked but I could get relief with a. Wet hot flannel over my face and hold it on with plenty of hot water up to ten seconds and repeat several times and your skin drink this up.

The rash looked a wee bit better, not dry, then I put baby rash cream on that is called zinc and castor in New Zealand. Is container zinc castor, beeswax and another oil. It looked much better and eased it. I did the hot water thing several times on its own then tonight baby rash grew again. I feared it would make it weepy or pussy but it hasn't. If it wasn't going to work I would hot water steam it off again.

Coconut Oil, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Onna (Bainbridge Island) on 03/19/2018

Super idea! What ratio of oil to pepper did you use? Thank you!

Arnica Gel +
Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 03/10/2018 35 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I had a rash on my face that I thought might have come from a gnat bite. It started out as a tiny spot on the front of my neck that itched. I didn't think anything of it, figured it'd go away, but it kept spreading up towards my face. I ended up with the rash on my neck, chin and both sides of my mouth and it kept spreading upwards. I tried many of the remedies listed here on EC but none worked. Some would work one time and the next time I'd put some on again, it would sting. That's how I knew a remedy wasn't working, I'd put it on, wait about 5 minutes and it would start to sting and I'd have to wash it off. The areas with the rash were raised, red, and very dry. If I put any kind of oil on it, it would sting.

My dog injured his leg, came in the house limping, and someone on EC said they had used Traumeel on their dog and it had healed. Looked up Traumeel and found out that it was now called T-Relief. Bought some of the cream and put some on my dog. It healed him right away so while I was putting the cream on my dog, I thought to myself that I should try it on my face. The ingredients listed were wonderful healing herbs so maybe it would work on me even though it wasn't meant to heal a rash. Put some on my rash and it didn't sting so I knew I could use it but didn't know if it would heal the rash. Several hours later I could tell it was working. I put it on again that day and 2 more times the next day just to be sure it healed completely. It's all healed.

Olive Oil, Serrapeptase
Posted by Troi (San Antonio) on 12/29/2017
4 out of 5 stars

I had a rash that burned like sun burn that started at my bra line. I think it has to do with diet, but I had tried everything also and the last thing I tried was olive oil. 2 teaspoons a day until it goes away then every once in a while as needed. I have now stopped the olive oil because I started to take Serrapeptase which has kind of kept it under control.

Posted by Lynn (California) on 12/10/2017

Could you tell me the name of it?

EC: Type "caprylic acid, pau d arco, grapefruit seed extract, tree tree oil" into an Amazon search box and you will see one particular supplement pop up.

Posted by Haro (Texas) on 11/29/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Last year my eleven year old daughter came down with a severe histamine rash all over her body, but predominantly on her sweet, beautiful face. She was so tired all the time, falling asleep wherever she sat down for a minute.

We tried a low histamine diet along with about $1000 of supplements and creams, even a trip to the beach in February! A week at the beach helped a lot, but we couldn't stay there forever, and I was praying for a miracle.

Fast forward six months...Our miracle came in the form of colostrum. We ordered the expensive stuff off amazon and it started working very quickly. Within a week all the sores and rashes were starting to heal. She also got her energy back and I got my little girl back!

She can now survive off the cheaper colostrum, but for ease of use, we order a spray version and she takes it every morning. We went on vacation and forgot the colostrum. After three days, she started getting tired again, so for now, it's part of her life indefinitely.

Part of the long version of her story is how this reaction started.

She has fought eczema since birth (elbows, knees), but after discovering fresh, grass fed cow milk, it all went away. She gained weight and her skin was so smooth. Years later, however, in my overmothering efforts, I started making fermented foods: sourdough bread, kefir, pickles, probiotics, and feeding the kids lots of grass fed beef gelatin. It's suppose to be really good for you right?! Well, it was great, for me and the rest of the kids! But it sent my eleven year old into histamine shock! The short list of what we tried involved most of the remedies here on earth clinic.

I didn't realize what was going on at first, but when I (out of desperation) gave her a Benadryl, she cleared up quickly. Researching further, I found histamine intolerance information and light bulbs started going off. Life is better now. And the colostrum has allowed her to enjoy her childhood again!

I pray this review truly helps another as this website has helped our family so much!

Aloe Vera
Posted by Marsh57 (Denver, Co) on 10/28/2017

Been noticing that 3-4 hours after going to the bathroom, the skin on my bottom forms an uncomfortable red rash. Started researching and found a site where contributors said they experienced the same with the Mr. Wipple brand. Ours is Nxxxxxxx brand but something's in it that I must be allergic to as we have a bidet and use it daily. Scary to imagine what manufacturers are putting in these products. Time for TP research!

Parsley Juice
Posted by Kiki17 (Adelaide, South Australia ) on 09/21/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I unsuccessfully tried various remedies to get rid of a stubborn rash, including apple cider vinegar which has often helped me in the past. I decided to mash up some parsley with a mortar and pestle, drench a cotton pad with the juice, and put it on the rash. I left it on there for about an hour, and I have done this twice so far - the rash is now almost gone. I'm so relieved to have found something that works!