13 Beneficial Remedies for Body Rash

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Some of the home remedies for body rash include baking powder, olive oil, cod liver oil, toothpaste, oatmeal, chamomile tea, calcium water, Aloe Vera, blanch nettle leaves, basil leaves, mint leaves, bread slices, almond oil, potatoes, oatmeal, and a vitamin C-rich diet. The skin is the largest organ in our body and may manifest various disorders in the form of a rash. Not only this, but allergies are often caused by the genetics of an individual, which make him or her susceptible to different substances. Upon contact, those substances can lead to body rashes.

Home Remedies for Body Rash

For mild conditions, there are a number of home remedies. However, if associated with a disorder, it is advisable to follow the remedial measures according to the guidelines of that specific disease for treating body rashes.

Baking Powder

You can apply baking powder to the affected area. This is an easy remedy to combat skin rash.

Olive Oil or Cod Liver Oil

It is also observed that massaging the area slightly with either of olive or cod liver oil for few days after the appearance of skin rash is also an effective way of eliminating it.


One of the most easily available home remedies is toothpaste, which can be applied to the rash area. As it contains mint, it gives coolness and reduces both itching and pain.



Take a cup of raw oatmeal and pour it in your bathing water to soak for a short while. This is used to take baths and gives relief to patients with a skin rash.

Chamomile Tea

Tea made up chamomile can be used to wash the affected area to obtain relief.Calcium Water

A cloth can be soaked for some time in a vessel containing calcium that is dissolved in water. This cloth can then be applied to the reddened area.

Aloe Vera

Take a leaf of Aloe Vera and squeeze it so that the pulp comes out. This pulpy gel can be applied over the area that has rashes. It is a very effective way of treating rashes.

Blanch Nettle Leaves

According to Bio-medicine, Urtica, commonly known as blanch or ‘bichubuti’ in Hindi, can be used for treating skin rash. The leaves can be smeared on the rashes using cotton balls. They have been found to be effective in nappy rashes in babies as well.

Basil and Mint Leaves

Basil and Mint are both known for their cooling effects. The leaves of either plant can be applied on rashes for relief.

Bread Slices

Take a slice of bread and warm it slightly. This can now be kept over the affected site to obtain relief.

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Almond Oil

A smear of almond oil can also be applied and kept for some time over the rashes to soothe irritation.

Potatoes and Oatmeal

Potatoes are known for their healing and dermatological properties. Finely chopped potato and a cup of oatmeal can be added to a tub of water. This should be stirred properly. Individuals suffering from chicken pox can wash their rashes using this water to obtain relief and treatment.

Vitamin C-rich Diet

A Vitamin C diet is also helpful in making the skin healthy. Hence, it is advisable to consume citrus fruits to keep the skin glowing and rash-free.

Other then these remedial measures, one should always be cautious about the things they are contacting and must avoid those things to which they are allergic. Use of expired products must not be done. People who are skin sensitive must also avoid excessive exposure to sunlight.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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