Rashes are defined by the appearance of skin lesions that most often take the form of patches, red spots or bumps. Rashes can have different levels of severity. They can be mild, moderated, or serious. They are divided into three categories: inflammatory rashes, infectious rashes, and skin diseases.
This category is characterized by rashes caused by allergies and irritations generally resulting from contact with substances, such as poison ivy, and irritating agents, such as laundry detergent. Here are some examples of other inflammatory rashes:
Infectious rashes are contagious viral rashes caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Fever blisters (labial herpes), chickenpox, rubella, roseola or measles a part of this category. Here are some examples of other infectious rashes:
These rashes are marked by hereditary or chronic skin diseases. They are mostly seen under the form of atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema) and psoriasis. Lichen planus (a disease of unknown origin primarily characterized by purple-tinted papules that appear on the wrists, ankles, and oral and genital mucosae) is also part of this category of rashes.
One of the most popular treatments offered is the application of a 0.5% hydrocortisone cream, which helps temporarily reduce inflammation. This topical cream contains corticosteroids and must be applied 1 to 2 times a day. Even though not all people experience side effects, corticosteroids can cause the skin to thin. They also lose their efficiency over time. Applying this cream more than twice a day could worsen its side effects without improving its therapeutic benefits. Also, please note that hydrocortisone cream is not suitable in the treatment of infectious rashes, such as herpes and chickenpox.
Suitable for inflammatory and infectious rashes as well as for skin diseases, pure emu oil is an effective all-natural product with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe irritations and reduce the appearance of rashes. Emu oil is known as an exceptional moisturizer that can also regenerate and heal the skin. It is hypoallergenic and has no side effects. It can be used during and after rash outbreaks to help regenerate the skin.
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