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Want to treat skin rashes caused due to chikungunya? Try these natural remedies!

Nowadays, chikungunya is on the rise and many people are suffering from this life-threatening vector-borne disease.

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Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Nowadays, chikungunya is on the rise and many people are suffering from this life-threatening vector-borne disease. It is caused due to Aedes mosquitoes and its common symptoms are prolonged fever, joint pains, and body aches.

Though these are some common symptoms but it is the after effects and consequences that affects the health of the person.

Skin rash is the most common issue and extensive scratching over the area causes melisma or facial hyperpigmentation. Although, there are many medicated creams and medicines to treat this skin problem, but it is always better to opt for natural remedies.

Here are some natural remedies to treat skin rashes which we all should know:

Apple cider vinegar

Considered as one of the best remedy to treat skin rashes, apple cider vinegar is an effective antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent that helps in relieving the itchiness on the affected area.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is always great for any kind of skin irritation as it soothes the skin and relieves from itching and swelling.

Baking soda

Baking soda is one of the useful and effective home remedy for itching. Mix baking soda and water together to desired consistency, and rub it on the affected areas.

Olive oil

Olive oil works wonders on skin as moisturizer as it helps in healing and also promotes skin renewal. The oil also soothe skin rashes and reduces itching.

Cold compress

A cold compress helps in reducing rashes as it ease itching, swelling and inflammation. It can be particularly useful if a rash begins to develop into blisters.


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