Skin rashes occur due to a wide range of factors. Knowing the triggering factors can help prevent the skin rashes. Skin rashes may be prevented through avoiding the factors that lead to the formation of skin rashes, and through stress reduction and regular exercise.
Avoiding Skin Rash Triggers
Skin rashes may be the consequence of an allergic reaction to various factors such as food, pollens, dust mites or chemicals in the environment. These factors can be avoided once detected. The food should be eliminated from the diet, while pollens and other inhalants can be reduced with cleaning and air purifiers. The patient can get some antihistamines or steroids, which will inhibit the function of the immune system and stop the formation of histamines that are causing the allergic reactions.
Sun can also cause the formation of skin rashes, so the sun should be avoided. Sunscreen is necessary and wide brimmed hats are also recommended. Tight clothes or clothes that contain certain fibers may irritate the skin, so the patient should choose loose clothes that contain only natural fibers that don’t cause irritation.
The diet of the patient is also important in preventing the skin rashes. Certain foods may cause skin rashes, and there are also a few supplements that can be taken to strengthen the immune system and make the body more resistant to the factors that can trigger skin rashes.
The patient should get plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish and other sources of protein. These foods contain plenty of vitamins, but these may also be obtained in the form of supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, iron or magnesium.
Exercise causes sweating, and the sweat contains a lot of toxins that are otherwise deposited in the system. Regular exercise is recommended to prevent the occurrence of skin rashes that are due to liver problems.
Stress can lead to formation of skin rashes. Stress damages the strength of the immune system and will also make the patient more susceptible to various diseases.
Stress can be reduced with:
- Counseling and talking about the factors that cause stress and trying to find means to avoid these factors or cope with them more efficiently
- Alternative therapies such as yoga, aromatherapy or herbal medicine.