I have itchy red bumps all over my body it is very itchy and it is spreading.

Itchy red bumps on the skin would constitute a skin rash. These types of conditions on the skin are known as eczemas. The most commonly occurring type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis. This usually occurs as a hereditary condition and can develop on the scalp, arms, chest and legs. This condition results in inflammation of the skin. This form of eczema often worsens in winter due to the dryness of the air. Atopic dermatitis causes the skin to become red, inflamed and cracked. Crusting may also take place and there may be seepage of fluid from the cracked skin. This is not a contagious skin condition and it can develop anytime during the lifetime of a person. Treatment for this condition generally involves the application of cortisone creams that help to relieve the irritation.

Another type of skin condition is known as contact dermatitis. This is an allergic reaction that develops when the skin comes in contact with certain external substances. This type of dermatitis can occur due to contact with poison ivy, jewelry, especially that which contains nickel and also soaps and detergents. The inflammation and rash on the skin occurs only on the areas that have touched the external substance and does not spread to other areas. Treatment for this skin condition will involve avoidance of the substance that has caused the allergic reaction, followed by the application of skin creams to reduce the inflammation. Other types of rashes are psoriasis, which can develop on the knees and elbows, among other areas of the body; and pityriasis rosea which tend to take place mostly in teenagers. Another skin rash called xerosis, develops during the cold winter months.

Here are some home remedies that you can try in order to obtain relief from skin rashes. Aloe vera is an excellent remedy for any type of skin condition. The gel from fresh aloe vera leaves can be applied to the affected areas. Vitamin E oil will also work well to decrease any type of skin rash. An effective way to relieve skin inflammation is to soak in a bath of warm water to which a cup of raw oatmeal has been added. Chamomile tea also soothes the skin and relieves itchiness. A paste of sandalwood and lime juice may also be rubbed on the affected skin for relief from allergic skin conditions. Another good home remedy is made with a teaspoon of poppy seeds mixed with some water. Add a few drops of lemon juice to this and apply to the skin. This will help to reduce inflammation of the skin.

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Natural treatment for Urticaria

It seems like this is urticaria - you have probably had some allergic reaction to something that you ate or touched. Commonly, this is known as hives, and it basically involves the appearance of a rash on the body. The rash usually has a bumpy appearance, known as welts, and can appear on any part of the body. The condition is usually quite harmless, except for the itching and burning. In some cases however, the allergic reaction may be serious enough to require medical attention, as there may be an adverse effect on the heart and the respiratory system. If you experience any palpitations or difficulty breathing, you should therefore visit a doctor immediately.

Usually however, some simple home remedies are enough to soothe the rash. A bath with cool or cold water and a cold compress several times a day will help tremendously. You can also try calamine lotion, but first apply it to a small area of your skin. Till you know exactly what you are allergic to, it is a good idea to be cautious when using home remedies and over the counter medications, in order to avoid inadvertently worsening the rash. If the rash persists for longer than a week, you should probably visit a doctor.

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