Stress Rash Treatment

05 Mar 2019
Stress Rash

Stress rash happens. Have you ever noticed that you break out more when you’re stressed? This is because stress causes your body to make hormones like cortisol, which tells glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems.

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Many people will experience a stress rash at least once in their lives. Luckily, a stress-induced rash generally isn’t cause for concern. In fact, it can often be treated easily at home or with Cricket Serum™️. 

If you have a preexisting skin condition, such as psoriasis or rosacea, you may also find that stress worsens your symptoms. If this occurs, stress is considered a trigger.

What does a stress rash look like?

A rash can be local to just one small part of the body, or it can cover a large area. Rashes come in many forms. They can be dry, moist, bumpy, smooth, cracked, or blistered; they can be painful, itch, and even change color.

Stress rashes often take the form of hives, or welts. Hives can appear anywhere on the body. Areas affected by hives are generally red, raised, and swollen. These blotchy areas can be as small as a pencil tip or as large as a dinner plate.

Sometimes, these patches may connect to form even larger welts. These welts are known as wheals and can range in size from less than a centimeter to giant patches covering large areas of the skin.

Hives can also appear as general skin swelling that develops in one place on your body. This section of swelling may disappear and then appear somewhere else.

Areas affected by hives will likely itch. You may also experience a tingling or burning sensation when touching the affected areas.

A single hive generally fades in about 24 hours. But new hives may form as old hives disappear. If you have multiple hives, you may experience these symptoms for about 6 weeks. This is considered a bout of acute hives.

Though less common, your symptoms may persist beyond 6 weeks. If this happens, your hives are considered chronic.

Stress is considered to be an environmental trigger,   environmental triggers, other than stress, include:

  • hot and cold temperatures
  • sunlight
  • water
  • exercise

When you’re stressed, it isn’t uncommon to experience a flare-up related to an existing skin condition. This is because your body releases extra chemicals, like neuropeptides and neurotransmitters, when you’re stressed.

These chemicals can change how your body responds to various functions. This change in response can cause inflammation, sensitivity, and other discomfort to the skin.

Cricket Serum™️ Is very effective at clearing stress rash due to its high vitamin and protein make up. Our serum is formulated with pure tea tree oil and other ingredients such as tamanu oil and rose water.

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