Babies are prone to diaper rash, and teenagers are prone to acne. But what about adults? Unfortunately, mature skin is far from immune to skin conditions once you’ve crossed over into adulthood. There are many different types of skin rashes, conditions that cause them, and ways to treat them.
Common Types of Adult Rashes
To figure out what type of rash you have, consider what color your affected skin is, what the texture is, and what you’ve been exposed to lately. Heat rash generally appears as small bumps that are filled with fluid and result from sweating or wearing tight clothing in the heat. Intertrigo is a bright red rash that occurs in the moist folds of skin, like behind your knees or between your thighs. Ringworm is caused by a fungal infection and looks like an outwardly expanding ring. Contrary to popular belief, there is actually no worm involved at all.
Shingles is a skin condition where raised dots on sensitive develop into painful blisters that can last a couple weeks. Hives result from allergic reactions and usually feel itchy or burning. Psoriasis forms when the immune system triggers new skin cells to develop too quickly, resulting in red plaques covered in silver scales. Another common adult skin condition is eczema, which can be triggered by stress, allergens, and household irritants. Eczema most frequently occurs on the hands and elbows.
Common Causes of Adult Rashes
- Natural defenses against viruses, fungi, and parasites
- Reactions to medication
- Exposure to heat
- Allergic reactions to food
- Interaction with poisonous plants
- Genetic abnormalities
Natural Treatment for Adult Rashes
Since rashes are often made worse by treating them with harsh topical ointments and oral medications, natural rash treatments have become popular with adults. The Gerson Institute recommends bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, peppermint leaves, fresh basil leaves, aloe vera, banana peels, and oatmeal to soothe itchy and irritated skin. Other skin rash sufferers have found relief by washing the affected area with chamomile tea and applying 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the rash. Cod liver oil, vitamin E, vitamin C, and mashed almond leaves are also used as natural rash treatments.
If you prefer to leave ingredient mixing to the professionals, try our Stop Rash for adult skin relief. This topical rash spray has an Omega-3 oil base and is used for the temporary relief of skin rashes, itching skin, sores, swelling, inflammation, red and swollen skin, scaling, and painful burning of the skin. Stop Rash absorbs quickly into skin and encourages it to heal naturally. In most cases you should notice immediate relief.
Although most skin rashes are temporary and fairly harmless, other rashes may require you to seek medical attention. If natural home remedies don’t do the trick, consider seeing a doctor if your rash doesn’t disappear quickly, if it doesn’t fade with pressure, or if you cannot identify the cause of your rash. As a preventative measure, pay attention to your body’s natural reactions to allergens and irritants like pollen, dust, soap, perfume, lotion, latex, and food.