I use ginger to prevent this horrific rash. I juice a pound of root into a couple dozen mini ice cubes and plop them into my teas, soups, sauces, stews, etc. I am curious that only the yellow ginger root works and not the brown ginger. Would appreciate feedback on the difference between the two types. I've had the rash for over ten years. Just discovered the ginger remedy over a year ago. I have appr. twenty pounds(pre-juice weight) of frozen ginger cubes in my freezer because I am such a strong believer in it's power to keep my horrific rash in check.
My father had boils, i.e., cysts, appear on his arms for years. I found that Goldenseal Root is a GREAT herb with 'drawing' powers. I convinced him to try my paste, let it dry, then wash it off. Not only did the cyst go away fast, but has not returned! I have used Goldenseal Root to 'draw' infection out of cuts, sores, etc., and even cure athletes foot. You only need a small amount of the powder and a tiny amount of water. Stir into a paste quickly and spread it on the affected area. Let it dry. Rinse off. You have to be quick as it begins to work as soon as water hits it. Be careful, a tiny amount of water goes a long way! My mom had a rash on the back of her hand - all the prescription creams made it go away but as soon as she stopped using, the rash would reappear. Used the Goldenseal Root past method on the rash. It went away in 2 days and never returned.
Raw Honey for diaper rashes: my grandfather used to raise honey bees, and sell the honey. my mother used the raw honey on diaper rashes. it was all that ever touched the bums of my three younger sisters. she had a small container of it in the diaper bag, and some q-tips to apply it. i love telling people about this. they don't believe me, but a few have tried it.
I've tried coconut oil and acv, none worked. Then I filled a bag with ice and placed it on where my rash appears. I did it when I was watching an hour long tv show. By the end of it, gone!
I have an itchy rash on top of my foot for past few months. Initially I thought it was poison ivy but when it didn't go away, I researched on the net and decided maybe it was athlete's foot. I tried soaking my foot in a bleach and water solution every 3-4 days. Did not help. I then tried wiping turpentine on the rash twice a day after reading it was effective for fungal conditions. Unfortunately, the turpentine made the rash spread to the bottom of my foot! Finally I showed it to a friend who said it looked like psoriasis to him. I applied a coal tar formula from the pharmacy yesterday and the rash is disappearing in a few hours.
For all who are troubled with those dratted rashes - I can tell you that when faced with a patient with a rash of prolonged duration - how well I can remember what I thought when first viewing it "Oh how I wish I could have seen this before all the scratching and applying all the stuff that probably made it worse" because that does make trying to determine the cause more difficult.
For all of you who have a rash and wondering why: First ask yourself what have you been in contact with that may have caused it? This can be anything to bath soap, lotions, sun screens, cosmetics, plants such as poison ivy/oak/sumac. Where is it located? On areas that made contact with some specific substance or plant? Is it itching? Raised? flat? When in doubt as to what caused it, especially if it is generalized or all over - try the simplest thing first that doesn't add something else that might make it worse.
My simple solution to any unidentifiable rash is to put 2 or more cups of apple cider vinegar in a tub of warm bath water and using a l00% cotton wash cloth (no soaps, oils, lotions, etc.) take a relaxed leisurely bath. This removes all soaps or other things from the skin that might have caused it, it also helps to soothe itching, it restores the protective acid mantle that our skins are supposed to have. Something as simple as this can sometimes stop the problem & can be repeated several times per day if necessary.
If you are one of the unfortunate allergic people, you are probably very aware that rashes can be triggered by anything you are allergic to, including foods/drinks/medicines as well as direct contact to your skin. If you are in this category, you probably already have benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other antihistamine on hand for those occasions, and you are probably already well aware that if the rash is accompanied with difficulty breathing, severe nausea, rapid heart beats, etc. take the antihistamine first & head for the doctor second because severe anaphylactic reactions can be triggered by any of the above, including inhalant allergies (perfumes, colognes, aftershaves,hairsprays, paint odors, etc.). Always look for the obvious, instead of zebras, because that is more likely where the problem is.
I recall one little 2 or 3 year old girl brought in for a rash, off and on for several weeks, but mostly always on the same cheek. Fortunately daddy came along with mommy and his daughter. Observation otherwise wouldn't have helped much. First off, little girl was very comfortable and snuggled on daddy's shoulder. Aha, we have here a daddy's girl don't we? Mom and Dad both smiled & nodded yes. Next question was is this the arm she usually sits on and is she usually leaning on the same shoulder and snuggled against your same cheek? Again daddy smiled & nodded yes. My next action was to feel daddy's cheek and smell in the same direction. Of course I had already looked at the child's cheek initially which did not include a diagnosis written on it. Daddy's cheek felt as it looked, freshly clean shaven. It smelled of after shave or cologne. By now you have all probably seen the obvious here. I told Mom and Dad that the rash being on the same cheek and this being the usual position that put that cheek against daddy's cheek, that the rash would most likely be either a reaction to the product I smelled on his cheek or from the looks of it might be from daddy's stubble of beard when he snuggled with her when he wasn't freshly shaved or even a combination of both. We talked of leaving off the smelly stuff and using a buffer between daughter's cheek and daddy's to see if this solved the problem. If it didn't to bring her back in one week. Must have solved the problem since she didn't return.
An alternative doctor that I have a lot of respect for (Dr. Jonathan Wright) expressed an opinion that when you turn up with skin problems, look to the digestive tract, and I would think more along this line, especially in an older person with gastrointestinal complaints. His theory is that our stomachs become less efficient at producing hydrochloric acid to digest our foods and suggested a supplement to aid the digestion or increase the stomachs production of the needed acid. Logic tells me that since people who don't produce enough are often treated with B12 injections, a good B complex won't hurt anyone (there are some B12 products available now that are absorbed orally). When reduced production of hydrochloric acid is the problem, a couple drops of Lugol's solution or SSKI a day should aid the stomach to work properly also. Especially look for subtle vitamin and mineral deficiencies if you have cracks & lesions at the corners of your mouth. Some generalized rashes can accompany infections. The childhood diseases of rubeola, rubella, chicken pox, scarlet fever are the most common ones. Another one that comes to mind is the second stage generalized syphilis rash (one of the few that involves the palms) but the first stage syphilis chancre lesion usually sends one to the doctor for treatment before the second stage rash occurs.
Hope this helps some of you solve those rash problems. Remember to listen, to yourself and others, because the one with the rash is the one that can tell you anything they have changed recently before the rash started, anything they might have eaten, drank or were exposed to that might have triggered the offending rash.
I don't see anything on here about Lichen Striatus. I took my son to the doctor today and this is what she said that he has. It looks like a rash of prickly little bumps that are formed in a straight line. I have seen things with the word of Lichen in it on the site but not Lichen Striatus. I thought that he got it from the barber when he got a hair cut. This is the first day that I remember seeing it. The source of the skin condition says that it's unknown. Does anyone know of any natural cures for this? Thanks
My friend told me about Milk of Magnesia for burns. When her daughter was little she has rashes so bad on her bottom that she had to leave on the diaper quite often because of her acidity level in her urine. One day her mother was watching her and she told her mother to be very careful because of the rash. She left for a few hours and when she came home the rash was gone. She had applied Milk of Magnesia directly on her granddaughter and not long after the skin rash was gone.
My friend also told me about using it on burns, so I have tried it. My daughter and I have both burned our hands so I tried it and it worked. You need to soak it near an hour but it leaves no red marks and it feels better.
I have had a terrible rash that started 1 year ago. It started in my armpits, and moved under my breasts. It was like pimples that drained acid. Peeling layer after layer. I tried everything I could find. Then found article from Jim Hummel (mms). I think I got a computer virus from this one, but well worth it. He stated if mms does not help, or seems to make rash worse, than the treatment for it is 50/50 calcium bentonite clay/ vaseline. Mix together and spread over entire area every 8 hours for 1 week. Then a thin coat once a day for a month. If the rash is extremely bad, been there for awhile then you should take tbl. in water, daily for month as well. Sure I'm greasy, and staying close to home for a month... But the pain and rash was gone in three days!
I was so surprised to hear that blackstrap molasses is actually good for your health. When I was a small child we ate it as a treat with warm biscuits. I used to love it. After I read this I decided to try it on warm rye crisp bread today. It tastes great. And amazingly, a few hours after eating it I noticed that this ugly skin rash I had is completely cleared up and my skin looks great.
I have had a rash at my bra line and underarms for 4 months now. Now I'm getting boils also. I have tried ACV, oregano oil mixed with coconut oil, clove oil, etc, etc.... You name it, I've tried it. Any advice? I have also gone gluten free and dairy free. Maybe I didn't try the remedies long enough. But it's driving me a little crazy
(Hope, Bc. Canada)
I've had a terrible rash mostly on my legs and sometimes my face for the past 10 yrs. All of my pores are raised, skin is extremely dry and tight, breaks easily and is hot to the touch. My legs also have reddish purple tint whereas the rest of my skin does not. It also itches unbearably! My legs have to be in open air and freezing all the time to get any relief. I mix org olive oil w/ org aloe based lotion and apply up to 5 times a day with no relief. I also have candida in my lungs which I thought could be the issue but I'm not so sure anymore. I'm incredibly strict w/ my diet and have basically only eaten meat and veggies for the past 8 yrs. I also rotate anti fungals regularly. I have no energy and weak immune system. Please help with your feedback. I need relief!
When my son came home from a two week job in Tampa, he had contracted some sort of horrible itchy rash that was spreading from his knee area up and down his leg. Had he been home I would have started using grapefruit seed extract on it right away. At any rate, it was so far along he decided to go to the doctor for treatment with corticosteroids. Because I was worried about catching it from him, which I did because I was doing his laundry, I kept apple cider vinegar, grapefruit seed extract, lavender, and calendula ointment in my medicine cabinet, just in case. Well, sure enough, about a week after he came home I got a little spot on my leg that was very, very itchy. I immediately began a ritual of dousing it with apple cider vinegar, then a drop of grapefruit seed extract, then a drop of lavender and following up with a dot of calendula ointment. After 2 days it began to subside and the itching was gone. Whatever that stuff was that he brought home, it was tenacious!!
About 5 days later a tiny pinhead of a spot showed up on my hand between my index and middle finger. It itched like heck and I was really worried that I was going to have a huge outbreak like my sons. I began the same routine as before and after 2 days it began to subside. A week later, even though the little spot left a scar, it has not spread nor been a further bother.
I believe the routine of acv, gse, lavender and calendula kept it at bay and that one of these or all was a great contributor to that. In the past, when I have had small rashes break out like that, I have tried everything I knew at that time, such as calamine, benadryl, ivy stop, etc. And none of them ever kept it from spreading. It would always spread throughout my body and I would have to finally go to doc for something. They always prescribed prednisone. Yes, that would work, but I believe that that was one of the reasons I became adrenal fatigued. So, nowadays I try to avoid the use of steroids. It was on this site that I was able to figure out what might possibly be useful that was natural. I am grateful that this site is here and I hope this will help someone else make a useful determination for themselves.
I discovered a red, bumpy, itchy rash on the back of my legs. I'm pregnant and my skin has become super sensitive. I think this was some kind of allergic reaction to synthetic fibers in clothing.
Here is what finally cured the rash:
1. Grandpa's soap (coconut oil)
2. all natural aloe vera gel from a health store
3. ACV applied directly to skin
Drying the rash out helped way more than any moisture cream or lotion.
Here is what didn't help: Cortizone 10, A D ointment, Sarna cream, poison ivy cream, diaper rash cream, Aveno oatmeal bath, and prescription steroid cream.
After showering with Grandpa's Soap, I applied pure Apple Cider Vinegar to the rash. It burned a little from me scratching, but about an hour later, I felt okay. I slept through the night and the next morning, the rash was 50% better! I could not believe it! I continued using ACV in the morning and evening after bathing with the soap. It's been 2 weeks and my rash is completely cured!
I have found Mylanta poured on a bottom clears up diaper rash over night, as well as soreness from diahrea. My dr. told me about this when my now 3 yr old was 8 months old...I've used it ever since. When baby has severe rash from diahrea simply put them in the sink or tub w/ just enough water to cover bottom and add mylanta...let them soak for a bit, then pat dry pour in diaper and let them go to bed...will be nearly to completely gone by morning.