7 Methods to Eliminate Armpit Rash

Being a sweaty area, prone to friction and irritation, armpits are vulnerable to rashes. The typical symptoms of rashes include redness, itching, flakiness, small bumps on the skin, increased odor and pain. The severe outbreaks can cause pain, cracking, dryness, blistering of the skin or even fever.

home remedy for armpit rash

What causes a rash? Among the many causes we can mention excessive use of chemical-based products, improper shaving methods, regularly wearing tight clothes, friction, poor personal hygiene, excessive sweating, exposure to a hot climate, allergic reactions, bacterial or fungal infections and wearing synthetic clothes.

How to get rid of armpit rashes?

Minor armpit rashes can be treated with some easy to make home remedies and by maintaining the proper hygiene. For the more severe rashes, you can try these tips and tricks.

  • Apple cider vinegar

This is an effective antibacterial and antifungal agent that can soothe itching, reduce inflammation and balance the pH of the skin. Add some drops of apple cider vinegar to half a cup of water and apply the solution on the affected area. Rinse it off after 5-10 minutes. Repeat a few times each day for a few weeks.

  • Cold compresses

Apply cold compresses on the affected area to reduce the burning and itching sensation, irritation and to prevent the rash from turning into blisters. Wash the area with cold water several times a day or put some ice into a cotton cloth and hold it on the rash for several minutes.

  • Tea Tree Oil

If the rash has been caused by a fungal infection, you can treat it with tea tree oil that is antiseptic and antifungal.  Mix five drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and apply the solution on the armpit area. Leave for 10 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times daily.

  • Extra-virgin coconut oil

Coconut oil contains vitamin E and healthy fats which will keep the armpit area moisturized, will reduce irritation, facilitate healing and calm itching. Apply a few drops of coconut oil on the affected area and wait until it’s absorbed completely into the skin. Repeat a few times a day.

  • Aloe Vera

Aloe vera’s antifungal and antibacterial properties reduce redness and relieve itching. Take some gel from an aloe vera leaf and apply it on the affected area. Leave for 20-30 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Apply several times a day.

  • Oatmeal

Oatmeal normalizes the pH level of the skin, alleviates itching and irritation and keeps the skin moisturized and soft. Add a cup of finely ground oatmeal in a hot water bathtub, add a couple of drops of essential oil that you like and soak in this solution for at least 20 minutes. Do this once a day.

  • Indian Lilac

This is a very popular Ayurveda remedy for skin problems thanks to its analgesic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Simmer about a handful of Indian Lilac leaves into hot water for about 20 minutes, strain the liquid and let it cool down. Wash the affected area with this solution 2-3 times daily.

These are only a few of the many home remedies for armpit rashes that have proved to be efficient. They are easy to make and contain ingredients that are commonly available.

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