What do you do when you get small bumps on your elbows? Some people, especially kids, have the bad habit of picking at them until they look much worse.
Others run to the doctor or pharmacist and end up with expensive creams, that first breakdown the top layer of skin in an effort to cure the rash. No matter if it is a series of small pimple-like bumps, dry skin, eczema, or a red rash that causes you discomfort and embarrassment, natural remedies do exist. These remedies are cheap and widely available.
Take a look at the following video for some insight into how you can go back to having healthy, pain-free elbows to playfully jab your friends with when they get out of line.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Used for years as a natural cleaning agent, apple cider vinegar can calm down those angry rashes on your skin. It naturally relieves annoying itchy spots while killing germs and bacteria. It’s also easy to apply and good for other natural remedies.
Always remember to use raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar for this treatment.
Simply mix up a 1 to 1 solution of apple cider vinegar and water and apply it to the affected areas with a cotton ball. We recommend that you do this twice a day to keep the inflamed area clean and to ensure you don’t have any desire to scratch your elbow.
During the day, you can also moisturize your elbow with a natural, chemical-free oil such as coconut oil.
As a simple substitute, try undiluted Witch Hazel too.
Staying in the kitchen a little longer will help us find another great remedy for your elbow rash. Great for lessening the symptoms associated with chicken pox, poison ivy, and mosquito bites, an oatmeal compress may be just what you need to get rid of that incessant itch. Blend a cup of oatmeal into a powder and mix it with water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area a few times a day until the rash disappears.
One plant that every household should always keep around is aloe vera. It’s a surprisingly great remedy for burns—both contact and sunburns. However, it’s also perfect for some types of elbow rashes.
Slice open a piece of aloe vera and rub the gel on your elbow. Do this several times a day until the scaly, itchy skin is only a memory.
Coconut oil with tea tree oil
Mixing coconut oil and tea tree oil can also treat these elbow bumps caused by any number of conditions. The tea tree oil helps to reduce the swelling in the area while the coconut oil moisturizes.
For every 1 drop of coconut oil you want to use, add another 3 drops of tea tree oil and apply it to your elbow 2-3 times per day until you’ve got complete relief.
As a final note, it’s important to remember that these remedies are topical solutions for common conditions. If you have problems with your elbow joint or any internal pain, please go see a specialist.
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