Skin rashes that occur as a result of allergic reactions appear in the form of white or red pimples and bubbles. They can be small or large, most are the result of cellular secretion of histamine, a chemical substance that causes leakage of fluid through blood vessels in the deeper layers of the skin.
The main reasons for their occurrence are sunlight, cold, heat, pressure, stress, viral infection or medicines, pollen, dust mites and nuts. Although rashes are uncomfortable, they are usually not harmful and clear up by themselves in a few hours, but if they persist for several days, seek medical attention. Even in case when the rashes appear around the eyes or mouth, and if they are accompanied by shortness of breath or dizziness, seek experts help, because otherwise you run the risk of anaphylactic shock, which will endanger your life.
Application of calendula cream on the rushes can be of great help. Astringent calendula helps blood vessels shrink so then they leak much less histamine. Also paste made of water and baking soda applied on the rash has soothing effect, and prevents itching. A similar effect has also apple cider vinegar by mixing it with water, than soak a piece of cotton in the solution and lay the compresses on the affected area.
You can also try the ancient Chinese medicine against rash: Boil 4 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger in 1 cup of red wine vinegar and set the mixture aside for 10 minutes. Then add lukewarm water to the mixture and apply on the rushes three times a day.
Nettle is a natural antihistamine
Folk medicine uses nettle for centuries since it is considered as a natural antihistamine. You can prepare tea from fresh or dried leaves, which is then applied to the rushes three times a day, but you can also consume nettle in capsule form. Also, vitamin C in large doses (1000 mg per day) has a similar effect, but the dose should not be exceeded, because it can otherwise cause indigestion.
Write a diary
If you have skin rashes, but you are not absolutely sure what causes them, immediately start writing a diary. Most of the time it is something you’ve eaten; from food and drinks to dietary supplements or drugs. But you also write other factors, you may have been under stress for some time, the weather may be to blame. With the careful recording of the events, it will help you to find out the reason of the outbreak of rashes.