We at Coconut Oil UK not only want to promote better health, but at times we focus on problems that affect our customers. We provide the necessary tips to either help you cope with an ailment or problem, and show practical ways of preventing it altogether.
A rash or more specifically inflamed skin, is something that everyone of us at some point in time experienced. Whether it was one caused by a fungus, bacteria or virus, they all come at the most inconvenient time. Along with there visit, they also bring with them a hail of symptoms and problems. These can be very problematic causing us many distress.
Listed below are the most common rashes seen today, and with the proper diagnosis, infections and itch can be contained.
Eczema- This can occur in both adults and children and its condition is not contagious. There are many branches of eczema, however Atomic Eczema is the most common form of them all. It’s cause is not known, but it often affects people with a family history of allergies.
This can be triggered by allergens, skin irritants, environment and more importantly “stress”.
Psoriasis- This is a bumpy scaling eruption of the skin. It mostly occurs on the scalp, face, neck, elbows and knees, and leads to flakes that scale and eventually fall off. It’s symptoms are itchiness, skin redness and fluid filled blisters.
Scabies- This is caused by an itch mite. Babies can get this in the soles of their feet and palm of their hands. This causes intense itching and can lead to the formation of sores, blisters and scabs. Scabies is very contagious thus immediate medical treatment is recommended.
Head lice- This is when lice lays eggs while attached to head hair. When these eggs hatch, they cause itching of the scalp. They are commonly found on the hairline, neck and behind the ears.
Diaper Rash – This occurs in most infants who wear diapers with feces or urine for too long. The irritation causes tiny openings in the skin which allows bacteria or fungi to invade.
Chicken pox- This begins as red marks on the body and face, resembling mosquito bites. The marks soon develop into fluid filled blisters that soon burst leaving scabs. This rash is extremely itchy and is quite contagious.
Acne- This is the most common rash found in teenagers. This results due to the blockage of hair follicles resulting in an over production of sebaceous in the skin. If not treated correctly, acne can become severe leading to scarring.
This list is not exhausted, but are a few of the most common rashes affecting many today.
All these rashes have a very similar symptom. They are inflamed due to too much moisture or not enough moisture. A common treatment that can be used to control all of these is Extra Virgin Coconut oil. The impurities found in the oil not only eases the symptoms, but in some cases gets rid of the problem, such as the case of head lice.
The use of coconut oil to treat such ailments is not new, but has gained popularity over time due to it’s benefits. It is proven that a regular use of coconut oil not only in our diets, but also on our skin can prevent many of these problems.
We do not advise the use of coconut oil as a replacement to prescribed medication, but it is safe enough to be used along with same. Treatment to each of these ailments are adverse, thus in all instances care and caution must be taken.
As long as we live we will always have to deal with rashes, however prevention in most cases are better than cure.
Coconut oil is a very soothing product for rashes. For more info on the use of coconut oil for same, CLICK HERE.