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How to Get Rid of a Skin Rash

Nothing can be quite as annoying as going on a hike or camping outdoors and then coming back with a skin rash. If you are experiencing inflammation, redness, and bumps on your skin, then you probably have some sort of rash. But before you act irrationally and start doing something crazy to get rid of your rash, we have a few go-to tips for you. Let’s take a closer look.

Take An Ibuprofen

If you are experiencing any pain and swelling on your skin, then you should consider taking an Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is one of the best things that you can do to get rid of swelling as long as you aren’t on any blood-thinning medication.

Use a Hydrocortisone Cream

Another easy thing that you can do that’s over-the-counter is to apply hydrocortisone cream to the rash. As a hormonal steroid cream, hydrocortisone works on multiple levels to help treat a variety of skin concerns such as itching, swelling, redness, and pain. All you have to do is apply a thin layer of it over the rash.

Ice It

If you are experiencing a lot of hives and redness, then consider icing it. By applying a cold compress directly to the skin, you can help to numb the rash and ease any irritation. Just make sure that if you are using actual ice that you wrap it in something like a towel so that it doesn’t burn your skin.

Come Into Our office

If you can’t seem to get rid of the rash on your own or if it lasts longer than just a couple of days, then come into our office for an exam. During your exam, we will hopefully be able to determine what the cause is and then we can treat it.

Use these tips if you run into a rash this year. To learn more about skin treatments, contact our Glen Dale office today at 301.249.0970.

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