Rash

A rash is an eruption of the skin that is usually temporary. The eruptions is typically spots on the skin or areas of redness and inflammation.

What To Consider

Although most rashes are not symptoms of a serious health problem, they can be signs of allergies, liver and gallbladder problems, lupus, bleeding disorders, nutritional deficiencies, and autoimmune diseases.

Rashes can also be due to the elimination of toxic wastes through the skin, or of an active immune reaction to an invading organism. Suppression of such a rash can lead to chronic disease states. Rather than try to suppress the rash, in such cases watchful waiting may be more advisable.

Caution
If your rash becomes chronic, forms a "butterfly" shape over your cheeks, or is accompanied by high fever and joint pains, seek immediate medical attention to rule out more serious illnesses.

Self-Care Tips

Diet
Screen for and eliminate any foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat an organic, whole foods diet, with plenty of green, leafy vegetables and yellow vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and winter squash. Also drink plenty of pure, filtered water, and avoid all processed foods and chemical food additives.

Nutritional Supplementation
The following nutrients can be helpful to speed healing vitamin A and vitamin E (both orally and applied topically over the affected areas), vitamin C, essential fatty acids (EFAs), flaxseed oil, and amma linolenic acid (GLA). In addition, add half a teaspoon of baking soda to water and drink every fifteen minutes for three times, and then 2-3 hours several hours for 2-3 days or until the reaction subsides.

Flower Essences
Rescue Remedy Cream applied topically to the affected areas.

Herbs
The following herbal remedies can speed healing
A tincture of equal parts burdock root and gentian root, the fresh juice of coriander, and/or aloe vera juice or gel.

Homeopathy
Useful homeopathic remedies include Belladonna, Sulfur, Graphites, and Calc carb.

Hydrotherapy
Apply a cold compress to the affected areas as needed to control pain and/or itching. Also, soak in a warm bath for 20-30 minutes to which one cup of baking soda has been added.

Juice Therapy
Drink fresh squeezed vegetable juices on a daily basis, especially carrot, beet, radish, and garlic juice.

Caution

If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional.

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