A skin rash is bothersome and embarrassing. Red, itchy patches especially in children can cause a lot of trouble and concern. Symptoms of a skin rash include itchy red bumps, cracking or scaling skin, flaky dry skin and topical lesions.
Only a dermatologist can rule out the complications and give you a correct diagnosis in case of persistent rashes. Most often, a rash results in a lot of skin discoloration and spotting due to scratching and skin cream abuse.
If your child gets a rash, the first thing you need to remember is to cut the child’s nails well and for babies gloves should work fine. And the next thing is to distract the child from scratching the affected area. Light, loose cotton garments can be worn for maximum comfort. Leave infants without clothes or diapers until they get rid of their rash. There a lot of home remedies which you can try while you fix an appointment with your doctor.
Having a low immunity can be one of the reasons for repeated rashes and skin irritations. Skin is the primary barrier that your body provides to all the foreign invaders. The skin with its dry and acidic environment kills any bacteria that comes in contact with it. Any lack of resistance from the part of the skin may allow the bacteria to enter the body and cause an infection. Vitamins are the best immunity boosters for your skin. Echinacea is a herb that can enhance your immune system. Research shows that it is great to prevent viral infections and to prevent allergies.
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-Aparna K V