[toc]Allergy is a kind of hypersensitivity towards a substance which is normally harmless. When people fail to adjust with few elements in their surroundings, those people suffer from certain kind of skin problems, which is known as skin allergy.
Skin allergy may be caused by exposure to foreign particles like dust, pollens, animal wastes, certain chemicals and some type of food. The symptoms of these skin allergies are dry skin, skin with more scales, itching, rashes and boils.
There are three types of skin allergies: i) Hives- It is the fluid accumulation inside the skin and results in inflammation. ii) Dermatitis- Skin allergy caused by coming in contact with foreign substance. iii) Prickly Heat- Red rashes on skin caused by hot climate. Allergy on skin can be easily cured with the help of some natural cures as follows:
Natural Cures For Allergy On Skin
The leaves and the bark of the witch hazel are used to produce astringent, which can be used to a great extent in getting relief from skin rashes and skin allergies.
A pint of water is boiled and then an ounce of witch hazel barks should be added. Simmer it for few minutes and then strain it and let it cool. Soak cotton into the solution and apply it on affected area and then wash it after thirty minutes.
Aloe Vera is known for its versatility and medicinal value. It gives immediate relief from skin burns and all type of skin allergies and rashes.
Gel of aloe vera is used for curing skin allergy as it has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties and also contains vitamin C & E, folic acid, zinc etc. You can either apply gel from the aloe plant directly on the affected area or even use aloe lotion available in your local chemist. Apply aloe gel atleast twice a day for effective results.
Calendula oil is used for curing different types of skin allergies because it has healing properties, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. These properties help in quick healing and regeneration of skin.
Calendula oil stimulates the white blood cells production, which eliminates bacteria and other microbes. Boil the herb or add few drops of oil in hot water and then let it simmer for some time. After cooling, apply it on the affected area with a clean cloth.
Chamomile oil is known for its therapeutic properties, it is anti-biotic, anti-septic and anti-infectious by nature. It is used as an effective treatment for curing skin rashes, wounds and allergies and has a miraculous effect on irritated skin.
Chamomile oil is rich in bisabolol which stimulates healing or granulation of skin and it also stimulates the generation of tissues. Even cream and ointment containing chamomile oil can be used on the affected areas.
Basil is known for its medicinal value and is a herbal remedy for many diseases. Basil juice is used effectively for curing skin ailments and various types of skin allergies. In case of skin rashes and itchiness of skin, basil leaves juice is applied to the affected area.
Take fifteen leaves of basil plant, one spoon olive oil, two-three garlic clove, pepper and salt, then mix them properly. And then apply this mixture on the affected skin.