How To Get Rid Of A Rash; Urban Myths That Don't Work!
There are many urban myths surrounding lots of amazing things, including the cure for the common rash. While some remedies may prove to be temporarily effective, many of them are just “old wives’ tales” that may sound good, but won’t cure much of anything!
With all the information out there on the web, from your friends and family and just from simply trying, it may be confusing to know what will, or will not work. While natural remedies may prove to be better on the wallet, many of these old notions come straight from urban myths and most items generally come from your pantry.
Most of these old suggested remedies are known to be more of a soothing agent rather than a curative solution to your unnerving itchy rash but they are worth a try . . . right? Well, depending on your unique rash and body type, what works for one person may not work for someone else and on another may increase the intensity and veracity of the rash.
It may be difficult to determine those myths that are valid and those that are not. The best way to put a myth to the test is to try it out, but always use your ‘gut’ instinct. If it doesn’t make sense – don’t do it! That crazy notion of, if it itches, scratch it, may not be the case for a rash. This will only aggravate the problem and make it worse.
Should you bathe in baking soda? While this is probably a good idea if you have an itchy rash it will only temporarily sooth the discomfort. You will need to find a way to get the rash to actually “disappear.” Baking soda, as well as oatmeal soaks will help to alleviate some of the discomfort and may help you to stop itching, which is great advice if you are looking to ‘temporarily’ rid your body of the discomfort and annoyance.
Washing your clothes is another great, and cheap, remedy. Remember though that it could be your detergent that’s causing the problem in the first place. You may want to consider changing soaps to one that is free of scents and specially formulated for sensitive skin.
One major myth might be to simply avoid it and let it go away on its own. Telling yourself it is only the heat that caused the rash and that it will go away may not be the best answer. This is probably not a good idea especially if you have had the rash persist for some time. If you have taken steps to ‘change’ things such as detergents, clothing and soaps you may want to consider seeking medical expertise. Your family doctor or dermatologist may be able to better diagnose the problem and help you find an effective solution.
The rash could be something simple or it could be very severe, and an underlying issue to something bigger and more disastrous. Simply putting it on the back burner may only make things worse.
While all of these myths claim to be true, changing something in your house, or in your routine may prove to be an effective solution to your itchy situation.