You might be wondering, why does my chest itch? Or why do I have rashes on the chest? Having a rash is never fun. Red, itchy, irritated, and maybe even bumpy or scaly, a rash is identified by a noticeable change in the colour or texture of your skin. Needless to say, an itchy rash can be a cause of embarrassment for some and for most people, highly uncomfortable. In this blog post, we’ll explore rashes on chest in more detail and provide some soothing natural remedies.
What Does a Rash on the Chest Look Like?
A rash on the chest can have a few different symptoms depending on the cause. Most itchy chest rashes are not contagious but it’s possible that an itchy chest rash could require medical attention. If you’re unsure whether your itchy chest rash indicates a serious condition, speak to your doctor or medical professional as soon as possible.
In general, your itchy skin rash may appear red and dry. You may notice itchy chest bumps and your skin can be tender and warm to the touch. In some cases, blisters that become crusty or weepy may develop. The affected area may also be scaly or develop a thick, leathery texture.
Possible Rashes on Chest Causes
There are a few reasons why your chest may develop a rash. One of the most common causes is an allergic reaction or contact dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes into contact with a substance it negatively reacts to and causes allergic reactions. The foreign substance can be a common household object such as laundry detergent, beauty products, soaps, or even dyes found in clothing.
Another potential cause of an itchy skin rash on the chest is eczema. Eczema is an umbrella term to describe a group of skin conditions that cause inflammation, itchiness and irritation. It’s characterized by a rash-like appearance that can be red, leathery, dry, and scaly. Itch is one of the most burdensome symptoms of eczema.
Natural Remedies for Soothing Relief
To treat your itchy skin rashes on the chest, you want to use natural remedies that won’t cause skin infections or further irritate your already sensitive skin. In terms of skin care, we recommend this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream. An oil-based balm, it’s ultra hydrating and extremely gentle on even the most sensitive skin. The blend of natural ingredients, including Manuka honey and beeswax, makes it the perfect choice for treating eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin, and itchy rashes.
To protect the chest, we recommend this Remedywear™ Long Sleeve Shirt for adults and kids. Made with super soft TENCEL and embedded with anti-inflammatory zinc oxide fibers, it protects the skin from relentless scratching while also boosting the healing process. Thanks to its form-fitting design, it’s perfect for wearing underneath regular clothing during the day as an extra layer of protection from skin irritations without any added bulk. You can also wear it alone as pajamas.
Another great option is this gentle tank top for adults or kids. It makes an excellent undershirt for wearing during the warmer months beneath regular clothing. Featuring hypoallergenic, latex-free elastane, the soothing material stays in place without any uncomfortable rubbing or sliding. The moisture-wicking sweat control ensures comfort all day or all night long. No sweaty irritation!
Finally, we recommend this Remedywear™ Bra. It’s made with sensitive skin in mind so you can guarantee it’s free from latex, nylon, or nickel. Your sensitive skin will love the allergy-safe dyes and ultra soft material. This soothing bra provides basic support without igniting further irritation. Give it a try!