Clear skin is free from germs. But an irritated skin is a cause of trouble. Chafing of the skin is more likely to occur where
two moist areas meet, such as in the groins or buttocks, or under the arms. Skin reactions are more common today due to many
new fabrics in use. Babies often develop skin rashes because of irritation from the coloring materials in these fabrics.
Allergies are abnormal or hypersensitive responses of the Immune System to relatively harmless environmental antigens (substance
which causes the allergy).
Diaper rash usually arises from some chemical irritation due to certain germs present in the baby’s stool. These germs
break down the urea into ammonia, which irritates the skin.
Allergic conditions, such as Hay fever and sinusitis are also greatly aggravated by the presence of the germs within the tissues
of the nose and throat. The most common allergens are grass and tree pollens, mold spores, dust mites, and animal dander.
Eating certain foods and food additives and being stung by insects can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive people. Such
common disorders as eczema, hives, hay fever and asthma are often attributed to allergic reactions.
The most common cause of the allergies is impairment in the immune sysytem, which increases the risk of allergic reactions.
This occurs due to stress on the immune system due to excess of the toxins.
Other causes of the allergies are the nutritional deficiencies, imbalanced diet, chemicals in the food chain due to preservatives
and chronic intestinal yeast overgrowth.
Researchers have found that digestion also plays some role in the allergies. These are not just caused by the food. Proper
digestion helps to remove toxins from our body. When digestion is disturbed, large amount of toxins get accumulated in the
body and our body becomes over loaded with the toxins. This is what leads to allergies.
Itching is an unpleasant sensation, which we try to relieve by scratching. A certain amount of mild itching is normal for
every one. Only if it is persistent and troublesome it becomes serious. Persistent scratching may produce swellings in the
skin with deep scratch marks and small ulcers into which germs have found their way, causing much more trouble.
HOME REMEDIES FOR SKIN ALLERGIES
· Grind 1 tbls of poppy seeds with 1-teaspoon water. Add 1-teaspoon limejuice. Apply to affected area for relief from skin
· Add 1-teaspoon limejuice with sandalwood paste. Apply to affected skin allergy area
· Avoid the foods, plants, animals, drugs, dust, or other substances that trigger an allergic reaction.
· Smoking exacerbates allergic reactions. Those who are allergic to MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) should avoid smoking.
· Vitamin C is very helpful in fighting with the allergic reactions.
· Avoid white sugar, and everything made with it. The process of chemically whitening sugar is toxic.
· Avoid bleached flours, and everything made with it.
· Avoid all processed foods, including the frozen pre-packaged types.
· Avoid the processes meat.
· Thoroughly wash all fresh fruits and vegetables in warm water
· Eat whole foods, and prepare your meals at home using fresh, natural products.
· Prepare an eating schedule. It may be that 3 large meals per day or 4 or 5 smaller ones will be better.
· Regularly practice juice fasting. This will cleanse your system of toxins and residues.
· Avoid smoking and heavy alcohol consumption. Heavy coffee consumption is to be avoided ( 1 or 2 regular cups per day is
not considered harmful )
· Avoid fried foods and foods cooked in oil. When oil is heated to cooking temperatures it begins to break down and has been
identified as a carcinogen.
· Regularly try to do regiment of moderate exercise, such as walking, biking or swimming and strive to live in harmonious
surroundings that contribute to inner peace.
· Rub an ice cube gently over the affected area. This cools the skin, reduces inflammation and soothes the itch immediately.
· Pour boiling water over a bowl of oats. Cover the bowl and leave for 10 minutes.
Strain the oats away and pour the liquid into an ice cube tray. Freeze the oat liquid to form oat cubes. To relieve itch,
rub and frozen oat cube gently over the affected area.
· Apply aloe Vera gel on the affected areas. It will sooth the areas and gives a cooling effect.
· Take 2 cups water, ½ teaspoon each Echinacea root and marshmallow root,
1 teaspoon chamomile flowers, ½ teaspoon peppermint leaf and ¼ teaspoon ginger rhizome. Combine water and Echinacea and marshmallow
roots in a saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and add remaining ingredients. Steep for 15 minutes, then
strain out herbs. For a 50-pound child, give 1 to 2 cups daily.
· Take 1 cup boiling water,1 teaspoon each calendula flowers, chamomile flowers, Echinacea root, elder flowers and yarrow
flowers, 3 tablespoons baking soda. Pour boiling water over herbs and steep for 15 minutes, then strain out herbs. Stir in
baking soda. Apply to irritated skin with a soft cloth or a sponge until itching is reduced.
· Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.