Patient Comments: Rash - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your rash?

Comment from: Jim, 45-54 (Patient) Published: August 06

Be careful about putting hydrocortisone cream on rashes until you are sure you know what it is. I put hydrocortisone on my eczema all the time and it works great but then I got a scalp fungus rash that also got on my ear and hydrocortisone made inflammation worse, so I had to get other fungal related treatments instead. If you get hydrocortisone though, go with the cream not the ointment.

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Comment from: wendy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 31

I periodically get these itchy areas that start out as one red bump that resembles a bug bite. I unconsciously scratch it and then it will spread, currently it covers an area behind my ear and runs down the hairline onto the neck and another area covering most of my back. If I scratch one area it feels as if the itchy sensation is all connected under the skin like tentacles. I found if I rub down the itchy areas with a baby wipe about every hour it cools the area and it feels so much better. Once the area is dry I apply a hydrocortisone cream like Cortizone with moisturizer. After a day or so of doing this and refraining from scratching the inflammation goes down and the rash dries up. Then I continue the hydrocortisone cream with moisturizer until the skin peels and heals.

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Comment from: Don, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 03

I woke up with an itchy rash that came and went throughout the day and moved to different areas of my body. I found relief from the itching by rubbing tea tree soothing gel on the effected areas. It contains tea tree oil, aloe vera, witch hazel and other herbal extracts. It reduced the redness of the rash as well. It may not be a cure, but it did reduce the symptoms about 10 minutes later.

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Comment from: marvilj, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: March 26

I have had red burning rash since 1991. I discovered it was from sweets, and the liver dumping toxins into my system. If I stay away from all products using sugar, including artificial, the rash goes away. Foods that tax the liver will also produce the rash. Candida yeast infections will cause itchy, burning skin rash also. Everyone needs to watch carefully what they put in their body.

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Comment from: sunny, 35-44 Female Published: April 23

In my early 30s I started to experience intense itch on my scalp especially when stressed. In my late 30s I started getting these itchy bumps and dry patches on my scalp. The bumps hurt when scratched. I also noticed thick dry skin on my elbows and a reddish bumpy rash on my upper arms. Using Cortizone 10 has relieved the dry skin. I have also started using head and shoulders and have been taking Omega 3, 6, and 9. My scalp itches way less after 2 or 3 times of using this shampoo and a week of Omega.

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Comment from: sopon, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: July 17

I have had skin rash problem since 2013. First time I got it after using shoes. After that it won't leave me. I am greatly frustrated by the itching. I have seen many doctors and take many medicines, but it doesn't get better."

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Comment from: habibshah, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 09

Five months ago my left thumb sustained injury due to unseen rusty iron/sand in my home when I was doing cleaning type of work. From that time my thumb has developed rash/scaliness/swelling and bumps, and the rash is increasing down to my palm. Now I am using different type of medicines as advised by my doctor, but so far no improvement.

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