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SKIN INFLAMMATION: CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND MORE...

Skin inflammation can be due to an adverse reaction or infection. It can cause the skin to become red, irritating or itchy. This can lead to anxiety, insecurity, low self-esteem or confidence. Carrying on reading to find out what might be the cause, how to diagnose and more.

WHAT IS SKIN INFLAMMATION?

It usually occurs as a sign of the immune system’s fight against foreign attackers. The symptoms include rashes, acne, painful blisters, and breakouts.

Causes include:
Heat Rash
Autoimmune Disease
Infection
Allergic Reaction
Sun Damage
Photosensitivty

HOW TO DIAGNOSE...

Seek Medical Advice:
Skin inflammation caused by an infection can be diagnosed by an examination from a Doctor. You should always visit your doctor if your rash occurs suddenly, spreads rapidly, is very painful to touch or appears infected.

Keep a Diary:
Inflammation may be your bodies reaction to an external factor appearing on the skin. This could include ingredients in cosmetic products/perfumes, eating a particular food, taking a certain medication, or coming into direct contact with a particular thing. Tracking when the inflammation appears may help to diagnose the issue.

TREATMENT

Medical treatments can be advised by a Doctor; options include both topical creams and oral medication. Aside from this, you can benefit from adopting home remedies to help with your skin inflammation. These include:

Changes to your diet
Adopting a healthy lifestyle can massively improve inflammation. This can be by introducing antioxidant foods like tomatoes and olive oil that are amazing at reducing inflammation. Studies suggest foods such as margarine, fizzy drinks and fried food can trigger inflammation.

Having a consistent skincare routine
Here are a few changes you can make to help cure inflamed skin:

    • Wash your face with luke warm water
    • Change pillow covers regularly
    • Apply sunscreen every morning
    • Use Moisturisers with Cucumber Extract to soothe skin, reduce puffiness and ease redness

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