A rash on the hands is typically a type of inflammation of the skin, according to Home Remedies for You. There are many reasons why a rash may appear on your hands. Hives; eczema; dermatitis; infections; certain illnesses; and allergies to soap, hand lotion and food are some of the main causes of skin rashes. Homeopathic remedies for skin rashes of the hands are safe and effective for people of all ages, according to the National Center for Homeopathy.
Treat your rash with chamomile tea. Chamomile tea has been used for thousands of years to treat skin inflammations and infections. The anti-inflammatory properties in chamomile tea can soothe rashes and stop itching. Bring about one cup of hot water to a boil. Add two teaspoons of fresh or dried chamomile flowers to the hot water. Allow the chamomile flowers to steep for about 10 minutes. Remove the chamomile flowers from the tea and allow the tea to cool. Soak clean cotton balls in the chamomile tea; then use them to gently clean your hands.
Oatmeal baths are often used to relieve inflammation of the skin. Fill a bowl with about three cups of hot water. Pour one to two ounces of uncooked organic oatmeal into the water and stir it until it dissolves. Soak your hand in an oatmeal “bath” for at least 10 minutes.
Granny Med suggests combining basil leaves, olive oil, garlic cloves, salt and pepper to make an effective remedy for rashes and skin inflammation. Grind about three to five fresh basil leaves inside a food processor. Add two garlic cloves, one tablespoon of pure olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper to the food processor. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly until a paste-like consistency is achieved. Use your finger to apply the mixture to your hand rash.
Other homeopathic remedies that can effectively treat skin rashes on the hands include olive oil, almond oil, cod-liver oil, vitamin E oil, aloe vera gel and baking soda. Apply these treatments to hand rashes several times daily to relieve itching and inflammation and to help cure your rash.
Home Remedies for You also suggests consuming more foods high in vitamin C to fight skin rashes. Guava, strawberries, lemons, oranges, kiwi, peppers, greens, brussel sprouts, broccoli and kale are great natural sources of vitamin C. You should also consider taking a vitamin C supplement with rose-hip extracts.
Other nonhomeopathic remedies for skin rashes on the hands include moisturizing lotions and anti-itch creams containing camphor, menthol or diphenhydramine (Benadryl). Contact your physician or dermatologist if the rash on your hands does not clear up in seven to 10 days or if it worsens or begins to spread to other parts of your body. This may be a sign of a more serious skin condition or illness. Your physician or dermatologist will need to determine the cause of your rash to recommend the appropriate treatment.