Body rash or skin rash is usually an inflammation on the skin. Eruptions on the skin of the back are called Back Rash. There is a change in color and texture on the affected area. Skin or body rash could be the result of irritation, disease or an allergic reaction. Allergies could be to food, plants, chemicals, animals, insects or other environmental factors. This kind of skin rash could affect the entire body or be area specific. Though not all body rashes are contagious, some could be.
Symptoms for Body Rash
Red itchy or non-itchy bumps
Little, red itchy or non-itchy bumps on the skin. Stinging or burning sensation on the affected area.
Causes for Body Rash
Reaction to cosmetics,perfumes,soaps
Skin rash could occur as a result of a variety of reasons. Some of the common ones are -
- Allergy to dyes and chemicals in clothing.
- Chemicals present in elastic, latex and rubber products.
- As a reaction to cosmetics, perfumes, soaps and detergents.
Some of the causes for back rash are:-
- Heat rash
- Dry skin
Remedies for Body Rash
Oatmeal bath is preferred
Applying olive oil to the rash could provide some relief.
Aloe Vera gel, cod liver oil and Vitamin E oil are also helpful in combating body rash.
Using baking powder on the affected area is another suggestion to deal with body and back rash.
An oatmeal bath is thought to be effective in treating body rash as it relieves inflammation. Pour a cup of uncooked oatmeal into your bathwater and soak in the tub for best results.
Wash the affected area using chamomile tea.
A poultice made from dandelion, yellow dock root and chaparral helps alleviate skin rash.
Another remedy is to soak a cloth in comfrey tea or calcium water.
Calcium Water preparation – Stir in a spoonful of calcium gluconate powder into a cup of water.
Diet for Body Rash
Consume foods rich in Vitamin C
The antioxidant properties present in Vitamin C helps in fighting body rash. Consume foods rich in Vitamin C.
Avoid foods causing allergic skin rash on the body or back.
Suggestions for Body Rash
Avoid exposing the affected area to direct sunlight and hot water
Do not scrub your skin when there is a rash breakout.
Avoid using soap, switchover to gentle body cleansers.
Refrain from using cosmetic lotions or other ointments directly over the rash.
Make sure you use warm water for cleansing and not hot water. Take care to pat dry your skin instead of rubbing.
Completely stop usage of any newly tried cosmetic or lotion, reaction to this could be a cause.
Ensure that the affected area is exposed to air as much as possible.
Avoid exposing the area to direct sunlight and hot water.