When your child shows you that they have a breakout, rash, or other skin issue, it can be easy to jump to conclusions and start to panic. Most of the time, rashes, hives, warts, or the like can look and sound really scary. The good news, though, is that, just because something looks scary, doesn’t mean it is. These sorts of ailments are signs something is going on in the body, and if you learn to read them, they’re relatively easy to fix.

Allergies and Skin Issues

There are certain substances–what they are is different for everyone–that the body registers as foreign invaders even though they’re not. This happens because, at one point, a bit of this substance got into the blood stream. Because it wasn’t supposed to be in the blood stream, it triggered the body’s immune response. When you come into contact with it again, the body remembers to fight it off, and once again launches the immune response and tries to get that substance out of the body. This is how you end up with allergic reactions–aches and pains and swelling from inflammation, are common responses. It can also present through conditions like eczema, a rash, and hives as it tries to push the foreign invader out through the skin.

The first thing to do when you see a rash form on a little one or yourself, then, is take stock. Have they–or you–come into contact with something recently that might be an allergen? Something that, when they eat/breathe/drink/touch it, seems to coincide with aches or pains, irritability, fatigue, or another symptom of the inflammation allergies cause? If you’re having trouble pinpointing something, try starting with taking out sugar, dairy, or these foods that naturally cause inflammation.

From there, get your little one’s allergies tested to know for sure what to cut out.

Detoxing and Skin Issues

Maybe your little one’s body is detoxing from allergens when a rash or hives appear. This may be happening intentionally, or it may be the body trying to get toxins or other substances out on its own. The human body naturally tries to do this to be able to work the way it should. During an intentional detox, you’re giving your body an extra push in efficiency, but even without that extra push, the body will try to push those toxins out. The body does this however it can, and sometimes that includes through the skin in the form of rashes or hives.

Viruses and Skin Issues

Sometimes, beneath the surface, there’s a virus that the body is fighting. When this happens, the most common skin issues you might see popping up are rashes and warts.

Warts, according to Mayo Clinic, are:

…caused by a virus and are transmitted by touch. It can take a wart as long as two to six months to develop after your skin has been exposed to the virus. Common warts are usually harmless.

Mayo Clinic also goes on to say that warts normally disappear on their own. This is not always the case, however, in which case, the normal thing to do is take over-the-counter-medications, freeze, or burn it off. The problem with this is that the virus is still in there, and the wart will just come back. What you have to do is go past the symptoms and find the root cause–in this case, the virus.

As Patient Info puts it:

Many viral infections can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms. Rashes are very common with viral infections, especially in young children. … The symptoms caused by viral infections can vary depending upon the virus. One of the symptoms that may occur is a rash. There are some well-known viral rashes. For example, the measles virus and the chickenpox virus cause characteristic rashes along with other symptoms. Sometimes a typical rash helps a doctor to diagnose which virus is causing an illness.

Something else you can use for viral-based skin issues is liquid colloidal silver. Colloidal silver is anti-viral and anti-bacterial as well as cool and soothing. Putting that on the wart or rash might also be preferred or easier tolerated by the little one.

Bug Bites and Skinned Knees

Part of childhood is getting bug bites, skinned knees, scratches, scrapes, and other signs of playing hard outside. Instead of spraying an open cut with a bunch of chemicals the body then has to fight off, as well, clean the cut with some liquid silver. You could also use hydrogen peroxide or apple cider vinegar, though those may burn or sting just a little more. The important thing is to kill any germs or infection that are trying to take up residence, without introducing potentially harmful toxins to the body.

Keeping Your Body Able to Fight the Cause

If a skin issue is a sign that there’s something else going on under the surface, the best way to prevent further skin issues is to keep your body functioning properly. One good way to do this is keep your body aligned with regular chiropractic adjustments.

To schedule an adjustment, or get allergies tested, contact a Wellness Way clinic today.