Topical Medication

Most topical skin creams do the trick when someone has a skin rash.  A simple skin rash is an inflammation of the skin when the skin comes into contact with an irritant.  Common irritants include:

Chemicals in products containing elastic, latex and rubber
Cosmetics, detergents and soaps
Chemicals in clothing like dye
Plant-based culprits like poison ivy, oak or sumac

When skin becomes inflamed from these substances, it is called contact dermatitis, however there are other causes of skin rash that produce patches of red and scaling skin, particularly on the face and behind the ears.  This is called seborrheic dermatitis.  When the condition occurs on the scalp it is known as dandruff.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a harmless but annoying condition that can be made worse by stress, fatigue, age, alcohol-based skin products and infrequent shampooing.

If you are affected by dermatitis, the best solution is to avoid the irritant.  For example, learn to identify poison plants so you can give them a wide berth while walking in the woods.

Sometimes however, it is impossible to avoid all the factors that irritate the skin.  As much as we would like not to age in order to improve our skin, this won’t happen!  Instead, arm yourself with topical creams to make your condition more comfortable.

There are a host of topical creams on the market and everyone has their favorite.  Whether it is Vaseline Intensive Care, your grandmother’s Jergen’s, or the farmer’s friend Dr. Naylor’s Udder Balm, once people experience success with a certain product, they stick with it and they recommend it to their friends.

Remember to call your doctor if you suspect your skin condition is anything more serious than dermatitis, but if it is not, experiment with topical skin creams to get the relief you deserve.

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