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A rash is a change that affects skin color, skin appearance or texture. Rashes may affect one part of the body or all the skin. It may cause the skin to change color, warm, itch, dry, cracked or blistered, bumpy, swollen and can be painful. There are many causes and treatments for rashes. The diagnosis should consider the appearance of the rash symptoms, and can confirm the presence o a number of conditions.

Causes of Body Rashes

1. Allergy to dyes and chemicals in clothing

2. Chemicals in elastic, latex and rubber

3. Reaction to perfumes, make ups, soaps and detergents

4. Bacterial or viral infection, example are the virus that causes smallpox, chickenpox, cold sores and measles

5. The fungal infection like ringworm

Symptoms of Body Rashes

1. Body rashes may also appear as pus-filled sacks, depending its cause. Generally, diseases like chickenpox and smallpox are pus-filled bags that begin as small red bumps that itch.

2. Rashes may also occur as flakes or dry patches of skin which may peel and leaves a red mark on the skin. Usually, these symptoms is seen in a person who is suffering from eczema and psoriasis. Psoriasis appears as dandruff on the skin of a person.

3. Sometimes the symptoms may include swelling, a burning or stinging blows and even blisters, depending on why a person has rash.

4. Some cases, have no itchiness, redness and does not hurt at all, they just show up some changes in the texture and appearance of the skin, making it look and feel like sandpaper.

Treatment for Body Rashes

1. The virus is spread mainly oral and nasal secretions of children, but the rash is communicable. The child is still contagious and can not go to school or daycare until the injury last to appear was completely healed.

2. There is no cure for chickenpox when it has started, but no vaccine can prevent the disease. Once you have it, your doctor can prescribe treatments to help control the itching and make you more comfortable.

3. The chickenpox vaccine can not cause smallpox either in the vaccine recipient or any close contact.

4. Contraindications for vaccination include having a weakened immune system, pregnancy, current illness moderately severe, transfusion of blood or blood products last, or the recent recipient of antiviral drugs (eg, acyclovir or Tamiflu).

Home Remedies for Body Rashes

1. An effective home remedy for the rash is washing the affected area with chamomile tea. Take a cup of boiling water and let stand 2-3 teaspoons of chamomile flowers fresh or dried in it. Let it cool and strain the liquid, then wash it to the affected area.

2. Apply olive oil on the affected area, olive oil has a therapeutic qualities. It would penetrate the skin and help in healing the rash.

3. A simple way to treat a rash on the body would be to apply aloe vera gel. Apply this on the affected area, this would be very useful in treating body rash.

4. Apply baking soda on the affected body part, then gently press the area. This will give relief from irritation and rash healing.

5. A poultice made from chaparral, rhubarb root and dandelion would be effective in treating skin rashes. Mix a handful of grass and water to make a puree, apply to the affected area and cover with a bandage or gauze.