Doctor Oz did a segment on remedies for rashes including poison ivy, shingles, chicken pox and hives. If you have a dry, scaly, itchy, painful or uncomfortable rash, Dr. Oz explains rash causes, cures and natural home remedies.
Causes for Rashes:
Tea Bag Poison Ivy Remedy
Dr Oz said that in addition to Calamine Lotion,which is what my mother always used when I got poison ivy, you can also use tea bags that have been steeped in hot water and left to cool oft. The antioxidants in the tea bags helps to reduce the itching and irritation of the poison ivy.
Shingles Home Remedy
Dr Oz mentioned Shingles as a horrible rash, which is basically what you get if you catch Chicken Pox when you get older and it resurfaces. But Dr Oz did not get around to mentioning any remedies for shingles… if you know of any, please leave a reply in the comment section below!
Chicken Pox Remedy
Dr Oz said that now most children are getting the Chicken Pox vaccine, which is wonderful because I remember getting the Chicken Pox when I was younger… not fun!
Dr Oz said that hives are the only rash that is not contagious. Hives usually come in the form of welts raised on both legs. The best remedy for hives is to use a medication called a EpiPen which you stab into your muscle and inject.