Natural Remedies

Rash Remedies

| Modified on Oct 03, 2023
Posted by Wanda (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia) on 05/21/2009

I didn't notice enough written about allergies. My mother had a bad rash around her ankles and we made an appointment with the allergy doctor. He walked into the room and said, "Take psyllium husk!" It worked like magic. The rash was gone in days. She was always prone to food allergies but this easy solution was a big surprise and took care of her constipation problems as well.

I use 1 Tbl a day of it now for large intestine spasms and it has helped. These comments have been helpful because I see other ways it has helped me as well. I don't know if I'm addicted to it but sure don't want to be without it! Those spasms are pretty disabling as long as they last. If I combined it with ANYthing else, I'd blame the other thing before the psyllium husk, let alone any kind of CLAY! There is nothing natural about putting that into our bodies! And I've learned the importance of enough water as well!

Posted by Katzie (Calgary, Canada) on 07/17/2023

I am visiting in Mexico and of course, there is tremendous heat here. This is my 3rd time visiting in July, but this year's is the worst heat & humidity yet.

Yesterday, on one arm I developed some sort of painless rash, which had red raised bumps. It was weird. I came here and tried the Coconut Oil & Baking Soda mixture and applied often during the day. This eventually worked; it was completely gone overnight.

Today, after a shower & dressing, I came downstairs and was told my whole body was covered in what can only be described as "blotches" of red, every pore! I hadn't even had the time to sweat yet and I was fine when I dried off!

So I came back here and after reading posts of people drinking borax or using it in the shower (had already done both this morning), I decided to just take a dry handful and rub it all over me. Worked right away! Must've been the sloughing of skin cells, as blocked pores lead to heat rash, but I use a loofah in the shower every time, so I don't get it really. Starting to think my "exoliating shower gel" wasn't telling me the truth! At any rate, my rash was short-lived. Another use for borax, yay.

Healthful healing everybody!

Medicated Powder
Posted by Margaret Alice (Jacksonville Fl) on 07/12/2023

Medicated powder with starch in it is the thing that worked for red rash under the skin fold. I tried everything. Had it for weeks Then I got this from CVS and it two days it was gone.

Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda
Posted by Katzie (Calgary, Alberta) on 05/01/2023

I could not find ivermectin cream here in Mexico, but I did find ivermectin tablets. So when I got home I ground up a tablet and stirred it into some coconut and neem oil. I then spread some dmso on the remnants of my rash, added the ivermectin/oil combo and wow, within 20 minutes the last dregs of my rash are now gone. Also gonna order hemp oil too. I can't thank everybody enough for the tips. I SO appreciate our EC community!!

Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda
Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 04/29/2023

Hi Katzie

It sounds like shingles, but nevertheless, Hemp Oil is the best oil to get rid of any and all skin problems.

Apply it 3 times daily.

God Bless


Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda
Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 04/27/2023

Thank you, Chica. Since it gave me zero pain, I am now leaning towards the cause being Herpes. I have had an occasional cold sore my entire life. This was mentioned in the article you linked to, and I thank you sincerely for taking the time to do it. I would have never found that interesting article on my own!

Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda
Posted by EH SB (Seattle) on 04/26/2023

Sounds like a possible ectoparasitic infection (e.g., mite, fly, gnat, ...). In which case, applying a poultice of baking soda (contains salt) and hydrogen peroxide would probably kill it over time. These types of infections are common around the elbows. I have successfully used oregano oil, applied neat; 3% ivermectin cream (with 10% DMSO); sulfur/pine oil &/or pine tar/petrolatum mixture or other larval/egg/insect killers to resolve these types of infections.

Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda
Posted by Chica (Chicongo) on 04/24/2023



Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda
Posted by Katzie (Calgary, Canada) on 04/22/2023

After battling a rash with what appeared to be whitehead pimples, on the inside elbow of my right arm, ACV actually did not work. Yikes! Luckily, TED's advice of HP & Baking Soda paste on it for 1/2hr (I did it twice on the same day) and it worked! I had had an outbreak last summer, too. I now realize I was probably drinking too much coffee lately, which likely aided it).

So the actual rash is gone now. But my question is: "What kind of rash is it when it feels like I have teeny-tiny glass shards embedded in my skin?". Not really of course, but it certainly feels that way. Anybody know? It's an interesting symptom.

Posted by Sunshine31527 (Jekyll Island, Ga) on 12/29/2021

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

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

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

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

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 64 posts

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

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

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 26 posts

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

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

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

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!