Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin:
- Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
- Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
- Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
- Keeps your body temperature even
- Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it
Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Home Remedies for Rashes, Hives
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) or Cornmint (Mentha arvensis) can be used as a topical treatment for rashes or hives. Both contain menthol (anesthetic and anti-inflammatory) and rosmarinic acid (anti-inflammatory).
Steep one ounce of dried Peppermint or Cornmint in a one-pint jar or other container of boiling water. Let cool. Apply to effected area using a cloth as necessary.
Mechanism - menthol, rosmarinic acidJose3124 | October 4th, 2020