Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Itchy, burning swollen rash is spreading?

A few days ago I noticed a light red rash under my arms and breasts. 2 days later, it had spread from my armpits down both arms, to the insides of my elbows, in my groin area (not in my privates, just between my legs), the backside of my knees, down my stomach and across the sides and back of my neck and up between my breasts.

The rash is very, very red but stings and hurts only under my arms. It is a bunch of tiny, red bumps and the skin around it is bright red. The only thing I have done differently is wash with a different kind of soap once. After I noticed the rash, I threw it away. I do not typically use scented soaps or cleaners because my skin is so sensitive.

Can a rash due to an allergic reaction spread like this, or does this sound like something else? I have been using benadryl (the 2% spray on). and trying to keep my arms up and exposed to air. I am not using any type of deodorant until this heals. So far, no help. Would an oral version be more effective? Suggestions?

Itchy, burning swollen rash is spreading?
Hi Della,

The fact that you said your skin is leathery now makes me believe your are having an allergic reaction and may suffer from contact dermatitis. I suffer from it a couple times a year and my hands get an itchy and burning rash, hives and the skin on the tips of my fingers become tough and leathery to the touch.

It may or may not have been the soap you used. If you ingest something you are allergic too it can also cause a rash. If I ingest raw carrots a rash spreads over my breasts, stomach and back.

I suggest getting oral Benadryl and following the maximum daily dosage. You also need something to keep your skin hydrated, especially because it's winter and dry. Contact dermatitis spreads faster on dry skin. I would slather the rash in Aveeno every couple of hours. Using a moisture locking lotion like Glysomed will also help. Avoid hot showers, don't use soaps and pat your skin dry. Wear loose clothing too.

If your rash doesn't subside after 5-7 days or gets worse, go to a doctor. If you have trouble breathing at any time or get sick to your stomach go to the hospital. You could also be suffering from a delayed allergic reaction which can develop over a period of days.

Take care and rest up!
Reply:Use both the spray and oral. Its been a couple of days already?

You might want to go see your doctor and make sure it isn't

something else.
Reply:HI Della

Here are a few ideas to heal the issue.


Although most rashes are not symptoms of a serious health problem, they can be signs of allergies, liver and gallbladder problems, lupus, bleeding disorders, nutritional deficiencies, and autoimmune diseases.

Rashes can also be due to the elimination of toxic wastes through the skin, or of an active immune reaction to an invading organism. Suppression of such a rash can lead to chronic disease states. Rather than try to suppress the rash, in such cases watchful waiting may be more advisable.

Caution: If your rash becomes chronic, forms a "butterfly" shape over your cheeks, or is accompanied by high fever and joint pains, seek immediate medical attention to rule out more serious illnesses.


Natural Cures

Cleanse: The colon is the main organ to eliminate toxic waste in the blood. Do a colon cleanse every quarter and issues will be very limited in not all gone.

Diet: Screen for and eliminate any foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat an organic, whole foods diet, with plenty of green leafy vegetables and yellow vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and winter squash. Also drink plenty of pure, filtered water, and avoid all processed foods and chemical food additives.

Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically to the affected areas.

Herbs: The following herbal remedies can speed healing: A tincture of equal parts burdock root and gentian root, the fresh juice of coriander, and/or aloe vera juice or gel.

Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Belladonna, Sulfur, Graphites, and Calc carb.

Juice Therapy: Drink fresh squeezed vegetable juices on a daily basis, especially carrot, beet, radish, and garlic juice.

Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful to speed healing: vitamin A and vitamin E (both orally and applied topically over the affected areas), vitamin C, essential fatty acids (EFAs), flaxseed oil, and amma linolenic acid (GLA). In addition, add half a teaspoon of baking soda to water and drink every fifteen minutes. Do this three times, and then every two to three hours for two to three days or until the reaction subsides.

Water: Be sure to drink around a gallon of filtered water a day for hydration and eliminating toxins in the blood.

Alternative Professional Care

If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating rashes: Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Detoxification Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy (Hydrogen Peroxide), and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Best of health to you

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