Having a skin allergy can be so uncomfortable. It can be in a form itching, skin redness, swelling, raised bumps, skin flaking and/or cracking, or rashes, and oftentimes occurs when your immune system is weak or your immune system reacts to something threatening even though it is not harmful to your body.  

It is recommended to seek help from Medical Dermatology Specialists especially when the symptoms are persisting in a longer duration. Some doctors may prescribe some lotions, creams, or antihistamines to provide temporary relief and for first-aid treatment.  

The most effective method to avoid worsening skin allergies is to avoid scratching the affected area. However, there are also home remedies to treat your skin allergy: 

Cold Compress 

One of the fastest and easiest ways to provide immediate comfort from itchiness and the pain is to apply cold compress on the affected area. Aside from cold compress, you can also use cold water, and damp cloth. This will help not just to stop the itchiness and pain, but also stop the swelling and the development of rashes as the cold prevents the blood flow to the inflamed parts. 

Oatmeal 

According to Dr. Ranella Hirsch, president of Skincare Doctors in Boston, oatmeal is a wonderful ingredient to help stop itchiness and helps in calming the inflamed parts. It contains anti-inflammatory ingredients that soothe the pain. It is also called as a humectant, a substance that attracts and seals moisture. Having an oatmeal bath is one popular way of treating skin allergy. All you need to do is to mix 1 cup of oat and lukewarm water in your bathtub. Immerse your body for thirty minutes before rinsing off. 

Aloe Vera 

Aloe Vera is used for different purposes. In fact, this plant has been used for centuries from skin moisturization to treating skin infections and inflammation. It is also used to treat small cuts in the kitchen.  

In addition to all of these, Aloe Vera contains antiviral, antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating rashes and other manifestations of skin allergy. It contains calcium, zinc, vitamins A, B-12, C E, and some fatty amino acids.  

When using aloe for treatment, is it better to wash the affected part of your body before putting on the aloe. Put the allow gel directly on the affected part.  

Aloe is generally safe to use in different types of skin. However, it is still possible to have allergic reactions when using aloe vera.  

Baking Soda 

This ingredient is one of the oldest known household treatments for skin allergy and even insect bites. The baking soda has chemical compounds that act as a buffer that keeps the solutions in stable acid-alkali balance. Because of this, baking soda maintains the pH balance in your skin, resulting in a soothing feeling. You can mix a cup of baking soda with the lukewarm water in your bathtub or make a paste to apply to the affected area. 

Other home remedies you can use are coconut oil, tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, and herbs like basil, chamomile, coriander, and others.