Sudden contact Dermatitis

dipat2005
dipat2005 Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭

It was rather warm this morning when I went shopping and I came back and took my socks off my feet and I had contact Dermatitis. Had it before. A red rash that really itched on the tops of my feet.

I decided to use cold water and splash a tablespoon of white vinegar in it and put my feet into a cool water bath. About a half hour has passed and the rash is nearly gone.

What other solutions would you have suggested? Any other herbs to use.

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  • Merin Porter
    Merin Porter Posts: 1,026 admin
    edited July 2022

    Following. I get this sometimes, so can't wait to see what other natural remedies people use!

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm taking the Home Medicine 101 class in the Academy right now. I finished the lesson on rashes yesterday. Looking at my notes it looks like if the rash is warm to the touch you can use aloe or cactus mixed with clay to make a sort of poultice. If it is not hot she recommends a plantain poultice. I have used a plantain poultice before and love the results.

    As I'm a beginner on this subject, I'm also curious to see what other suggestions are out there.

  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I also have this from time to time, and I used aloe for some relief.

    I too am interested in hearing other options to apply for relief.😊

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,623 admin

    Well, it all depends. What works for some may not work for others. It may depend on your skin type and where on your body the dermatitis has appeared.

    Vinegar and witch hazel are good if the rash is at all moist but might be a bit too harsh if you have dry skin. Raw ACV would be the best choice. Cooling herbs like chickweed or mint could be added to the vinegar. Chamomile, plantain, rose petals, lavender flowers and marshmallow leaves would all be anti-inflammatory and soothing (alone or in a blend) in a vinegar or in a tea added to a foot bath or used as a wash.

    Aloe gel is nice and soothing. Oatmeal packs are very beneficial for the skin.

    Pitch or resin salves can be very helpful.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,100 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got something that fits this description a few weeks ago when it was very hot out. Went from my ankles halfway to my knees and a couple spots were painfully sore. Had no idea what caused it. I knew nothing had changed, no new laundry soap, hadn't gotten into anything, no new clothes that could contain material I would have a reaction to.

    Kept them washed well and put a medicated salve on it. It went away but took several days. If it happens again, I will know what to try. Thank you to everyone for sharing not only what it is but ways to treat it.

  • dipat2005
    dipat2005 Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭

    I too appreciate the comments because as @vickeym says we don't always know what it is or how to treat it. I suspect mine had something to do with the ingredients in the Eucerin Advanced Therapy Cream I had already used on my feet yesterday morning. Just putting the cream on my feet feels great and helps once a day but the combination with something else triggered it.

    I have made my own laundry soap for years and I have not problems with the soap either.

  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2022

    I follow a blog and in the weekly email this came. Didn't know if it can help, at least with some other options for everyone to try.😊



  • dipat2005
    dipat2005 Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭

    @JennyT Upstate South Carolina one of the reason I never mention essential oils is I am very allergic to them. I do appreciate your reminder about the uses for essential oils though!

  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For that reason was I was a little hesitant at first but I figured those that are able to use them might benefit. My SIL has to be careful when it comes to oils as well there are some she's unable to use.☹️

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just received this in my email. I haven't listened to it yet, but I'm willing to bet it will have info that can help with this topic. And I think we all really like this speaker. 😉


    https://www.spreaker.com/user/prepperbroadcastingnetwork/herbs-for-rashes?utm_campaign=episode-title&amp%3Butm_medium=app&amp%3Butm_source=widget&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

  • judycokerea
    judycokerea Posts: 2

    I’ve been getting rashes after working outside in the heat. Thought they were heat rash. However, after trying several home remedies and a cream prescribed by doctor, used apple cider vinegar and water solution 50/50. Dabbed it on affected areas and it cleared up within 24 hours. I’m thinking the combination of heat, high humidity, excessive sweating and wet clothing facilitated a yeast bloom in certain areas.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,623 admin

    Hi @judycokerea Welcome to TGN's forum.

    When you have time, check out the Introductions section and let us know where you are from. https://community.thegrownetwork.com/categories/introductions We have people from all over the world with a wide range of interests and knowledge.

    ACV is good for so many things.

  • judithdiotte
    judithdiotte Posts: 10 ✭✭✭
    edited July 2022

    You can use honey on any skin-related issues. It has a calming and disinfecting effect. I used it once when I had a whole body red rash breakout when I went to a pool that used too much chlorine. The doctor gave me some sort of cream that was burning me, so I decided that instead, I will take a bath in water with like 1-2 cups of honey dissolved in it (and no, you are not going to get sticky). It cured me in 1 day. Another good one is bee propolis (glycerine extract not the one with alcohol). Just put a squirt on some cotton wound dressing or other thin cotton material and leave it on for an hour or so (for a simple rash; if you have a wound, I would leave it on overnight). I used this method once as well. My wound got infected for some reason and no H2O2 worked, so I put some propolis on a cotton dressing and I wrapped my leg with the wound with Saran Wrap so I could sleep with it and not mess up my bed, and the infection and redness was gone overnight.

  • Merin Porter
    Merin Porter Posts: 1,026 admin

    You are such a fount of useful information, @torey -- I feel so grateful everytime you share your wisdom with us! Totally agree that what works for one might not work for everyone, but these are some fantastic options to try.... Thank you!

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,623 admin

    Thanks @Merin Porter. I am humbled.

  • stephanie447
    stephanie447 Posts: 404 ✭✭✭

    In traditional medicinal systems, outward manifestations of inflammation on the skin are related to inner imbalances. Yes, there's some sort of substance triggering the problem, but reducing the underlying imbalance may make the triggers more tolerable.

    In Ayurveda, you'd probably want to reduce Pitta.

    Have you ever been diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome?

  • dipat2005
    dipat2005 Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭

    @stephanie447 I have never heard of mast cell activation syndrome. I looked it up and learned a lot. I will try to ask my Chinese Medicine Doctor (acupunturist about it).