Skin Irritation

 

What Causes Itchy Skin?

 

Itchy, dry, chafed, and uncomfortable skin is the source of so much frustration.

There are hundreds of things that can cause itchy skin. What you eat, lack of adequate hydration, sun exposure, insect bites and medications are just a few of the reasons you or your family may experience discomfort.

 

What Commonly Irritates Skin?

 

Itchy skin and rashes are common. Skin can become easily irritated by chemical exposure, artificial fragrances, as well as exposure to some grasses.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a skin rash, consider visiting your primary healthcare provider. For first aid treatment of minor skin conditions, the  mundicare® Skin Relief range helps protect and soothe chafing, rashes and skin irritations.

Chafing

 

What is Chafed Skin?

 

When the skin is constantly restricted or being rubbed against the same surface, it becomes irritated, sometimes causing redness, swelling, or breaks in the skin. It’s uncomfortable, and once you’ve felt it, you’ll likely never forget it! Runners often experience chafing, as do people working in warm climates.

 

Another culprit of chafing is commonly found between the thighs.

 

People living in warm climates are at an unfortunately increased risk of encountering thigh chafing. This sort of chafing is especially frustrating because it makes walking around during the day a literal pain.

  • How to Prevent Chafing

    Prevention is the best way to “cure” chafing. A few things you can do to prevent discomfort are:

    • Shower after running, walking, or spending time in the heat.
    • Wash well between common areas of chafing such as between the thighs, under the arms, buttocks, and under the breasts.
    • Use a soothing preventative skin powder like mundicare® Skin Relief Powder on common areas on chafing.
    • Wear synthetic, moisture wicking clothing instead of cotton.
  • How to Relieve Chafed Skin

    Once you’ve got a case of chafed skin, it can be difficult to get relief especially if it is in an area with a lot of unavoidable friction such as the thighs.

     

    To help relieve chafed skin:

    • Use  mundicare® Skin Relief Cream or Skin Relief Powder to help support healing.
    • Wash frequently with a non-irritating, gentle cleanser
Heat Rash

 

What Is Heat Rash?

 

Heat rash is a series of small red splotches which gather in areas where sweat collects in the heat, generally around the armpits, groin, elbows, and knees. Heat rash may cause mild swelling and some itching accompanied by a prickling sensation.

 

Heat rash occurs when the skin’s sweat glands are blocked and the sweat produced cannot get to the surface of the skin to evaporate. This causes sweat to become trapped beneath the skin’s surface causing a mild inflammation or rash. .

How to Prevent Heat Rash
  • Avoid circumstances that can lead to sweating excessively.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise during humid weather.
  • During hot weather, use air conditioning and fans.
  • Wear lightweight, loose fitting clothes- moisture wicking fabric will help prevent sweat building up on skin.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to keep the body hydrated.
  • Use soaps or body wash that don’t dry your skin.
How to Relieve Heat Rash

 

Heat rash usually lasts 1 to 3 days. While heat rash usually resolves on its own once the skin cools,  mundicare® Skin Relief Powder can be applied on the skin to reduce the discomfort of heat rash. .