Prevention of Rashes

To help prevent simple rashes, identify and avoid substances that irritate the skin and use only hypoallergenic cosmetics and lotions.

Other methods that may be helpful include showering every other day instead of every day, using warm water instead of hot, gentle cleansers instead of soap, and patting the skin dry instead of rubbing.

Learning relaxation techniques (e.g., yoga, meditation) can help reduce stress, which aggravates many types of rash.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 01 Jan 2007

Last Modified: 02 Oct 2015