Sunburn and minor burns often lead to blistering and dryness – which can lead to rash. How often have we experienced the blistering and “bubble-ing” several days after a sunburn followed by tightening of the affected areac Edges of blisters become tough, hardened and flaking…and inflammation and scaling can develop.

Rash caused by sunburn can develop from inflammation of damaged dermal layers, infection and dryness. It is important for sunburn relief and protection to alleviate drying so natural healing can take place without infection, rash or cracking.

Overexposure to UVA and UVB rays can burn and damage the epidermis and dermis layers. Blistering occurs, and without moisture and hydration, blisters dry and cause flaking, scales and tightening as the skin begins to heal. Cracking can occur if left untreated and the skin is susceptible to infection, additional redness and irritation.

Increased capillary blood flow increases to naturally heal damaged layers. Fluids rush to bring antibodies and hydration. And, without proper care,damage can spread and increase sensitivity – and pain.

As the skin heals, dryness sets in and burned areasbecome tough and flaky. New cell growth can become dry as well…leading to flakiness, roughness and cracking as wounds heal and tighten.

For severe sunburn place a cool, wet compress on the area and allow to sit for a while. It is important to keep the burn hydrated, yet avoid applying pressure and ensure you use light cotton material, such as sterilized pad to avoid introducing bacteria or infection. For a “regular” sunburn and minor burns, using products for sunburn relief that include active ingredients such as menthol, AloeVeraor lidocaine help ease pain and soothe the burn.

First aid for burns should also include apply ointments or creams with Emu Oil. We have found Emu Oil to be one of the most effective natural ingredients to not only avoid drying, but to reduce or eliminate inflammation. A rash caused by sunburn can come from irritation due to loss of moisture, infection or the tightening we experience as the skin heals. Rash can also occur from using chemicals that react poorly to exposed layers of new skin and spread irritation.

Avoiding dryness and preventing bacterial infection are the two “top” objectives. Emu Oil is a “carrier” oil in that it penetrates the skin layers and carries with it active ingredients. It has been used for thousands of years in Australia and New Zealand, and it has become a popular ingredient in skin and hair care products for its ability to soothe the scalp and relieve skin of redness, irritation and bacteria.

Emu oil, especially when combined with other ingredients such as Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Menthol, allow it to effectively treat and prevent rash caused by sunburn, skin rashes in general, and roughness and dryness. It is an effective skin care ingredient for treating minor burns, scars and as a treatment and remedy to promote natural healing of rough and dry skin.

3 thoughts on “Lupus Rash Pictures On Hands

  1. 4 due in Sept 2011

    doctor testing for lupus? because of rash?
    rash started small on arm thought was an allergic reaction to something,

    then it spread on more of arm and leg thought was staph infection
    treated no luck

    its not staph its also not scabes or bed bugs,

    they are saying it looks like blood pockets where blood is comming to the skin surface and then some spots where those are inflamed

    it has spread and is all over my body but the main spots is my arms and fingers and palms of hands

    also had severe back pain since around the time this rash started and very tired and no appitite hardly

    what would you think i can take pictures if you want to see if you think you may know what it is

  2. Melissa F

    Please Help Me! I’ve Had An Itchy Rash That Has Lasted Four Months. Lupus Rash?
    I’ve had a rash that started on my upper back that appeared after tanning one night. I’ve tanned before and never had this happen so I didn’t think it could be the tanning bed. Well I continued to tan and the rash begin to spread to my chest and then down my arms and on top of my hands. Then it spread over my cheekbones and over the bridge of my nose. It only appears in sun exposed areas. It’s stings, and itches and feels like it has a fever. It’s dry, scaly and shiny looking. I’ve spoken to several doctors and they all blame the tanning bed even though it’s been several weeks since I’ve been in one. When I get into the sun or around heat it seems to flare up more. From the pictures I’ve seen on the internet it resembles the lupus rash, especially the one on my face. I’ve had almost every symptom of lupus with other problems I’ve had but it seems like lupus rashes are not itchy nor do they have fever like mine. I’m a white female and I’m 28 years old. I’m also starting to see white spots all over my skin where the rash is present, like sun spots. I’ve tried-benadryl, hydrocortisone, bactriban, neosporin, nystatin, and various other anti-histammines etc. nothing relieves the itch or burn. This is driving me mad and becoming very bothersome. If anyone could please help me I would appreciate dearly. Thanks

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