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Health Tip: Take Care of a Rash

Don't aggravate the skin

(HealthDay News) -- Rashes can occur for various reasons, including medical conditions and reactions to products, foods or medications.

Here are suggestions on how to care for your skin during a rash, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • Don't scrub your skin.
  • Try not to use soap, but a mild cleanser instead.
  • Wash skin with warm -- not hot -- water, and gently pat it dry.
  • Don't cover the rash with cosmetic lotions or ointments.
  • If you've recently tried any new cosmetics or lotions, stop using them.
  • Expose the rash to the air as much as possible.
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