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How to Naturally Treat a Leg Skin Rash

Keratosis pilaris, or follicular keratosis or lichen pilaris on the upper arm. This condition is also called "chicken skin."

Keratosis pilaris, or follicular keratosis or lichen pilaris on the upper arm. This condition is also called "chicken skin."

Treating an Itchy Skin Rash

Many things can cause a skin rash. Fungal infection, scabies (itching and small bumpy red spots), diabetes, and pretibial myxedema are a few common causes.

If you suffer from diabetes and break out in a rash, consult your doctor immediately. Consult a doctor also if you are older, and the skin around your shins gets thick and itchy. This may be a result of a pretibial myxedema.

Otherwise, here are some easy treatments for an itchy rash.

Rash TypeCommon NameTreatment

Fungal infection


Anti-fungal ointment

Mite infestation


Sulfur ointment

Home Treatments for Skin Rashes

  1. Olive oil applied to the affected area will moisturize and hydrate the skin. This treatment should smoothen and soothe a dry skin rash.
  2. Aloe vera applied to small, itchy spots restores the skin by killing bacteria. Aloe vera gel also hydrates a dry skin rash.
  3. Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory properties. Apply a Vitamin E moisturizer to soften and smooth the skin.
  4. Oats and aloe vera gel mixed into a paste make an excellent exfoliating remedy. Mix one-half cup oats with a small amount of aloe vera gel (about 20 ml). Add some mild moisturizer or body lotion as well and apply to skin. Allow to sit for a few minutes, and then remove.

Home Remedies for Skin Rashes

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


san on December 29, 2015:

Someone said to stop eating sheep/lamb. I no longer get that crawling, itching feeling, as well no more stings as if an invisible bug is biting. What do you think?.

Lee on December 21, 2014:

This made my rash worse

cindy on September 16, 2014:

I don't m me don't

GracieLake from Arizona on June 09, 2011:

Oh, but this looks painful! I started making body butter to soothe skin that was prone to rashes (see my hub on this if you get a chance)because the dr. suggested using Aquafor to get rid of eczema. While the stuff works, I wanted to make something without petroleum by-products, so I started doing the natural body butter instead. Your oats and aloe sound like a great idea too.