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Stress May Lead to Skin Irritation

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Many times rashes are brought on by allergies, heat, or bacteria but what if what went on inside your head caused the itchy irritations and not what you came in contact with? Stress-related rashes are very common among children and adults who worry or face constant anxiety on a regular basis. Rashes that are developed due to heat can only be aggravated by stress and anxiety making the rash more severe and in turn more of a nuisance.

If you or your child are prone to breakout of hives, skin irritations or even cold sores this may be a sign of continued mental distress and anxiety. With the summer months approaching, heat will only aggravate the skin. Perspiration and itchiness can lead to bacterial infections that manifest on the skin and may turn into hives or a pimple-like breakout.

It is important to know where your rash has developed from, and whether it is an allergy or a reaction to external temperatures or humidity. Stress is not always the cause of skin irritation but it can be a contributing factor. In order to treat and prevent these breakouts it is important to find the source and treat accordingly.

Treatments against skin rashes range from ointments like antihistamines to pills taken orally. In addition, or in place of these treatments, it may be in your best interest to spend time away from the helter-skelter of your stressful day and see if the intensity or irritation of the skin subsides or is alleviated entirely. Relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga may be just what your mind and body need to curb an itchy rash.

Breathing exercises and in some cases even hypnosis have led to the alleviation of headaches, skin irritation, and other symptoms associated with anxiety and stress. When you take time relax your mind, your body and overall health may greatly improve.

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Stress will lead to skin irritation. Effective stress management will be able to reduce the irritation of the skin. Be positive, wear loose-fitting clothes, avoid excessive sweating. Consult your doctor if the problem is high.

July 18, 2013 - 3:17am
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