Stress skin rashes are fairly common with chronic stress. Unfortunately these body rashes can be intensely itchy with stress related hives, and the itchy rash can actually cause you to be more stressed!
Unfortunately, once the vicious cycle gets started, you have a very difficult time relaxing and staying calm, so your stress rash does not go away easily!
However, if your rash or hives are caused by stress, the only permanent solution to your problem—is to reduce the stress and tension in your life!The key to getting rid of body rashes that are stress-related, is to lower your stress levels and get yourself into a relaxed state.
When you become more relaxed, chemical changes in your body occur, that will strengthen your immune system and allow your skin to heal.
You probably don’t associate hives or a rash with the stress in your life. most people don’t. and, if your doctor were to ask you about your stress levels, you might think that she wasn’t listening to you.
But the truth is that your emotions can have a huge effect on your skin. Perhaps you have noticed that you get a rash or your skin breaks out, before an important meeting, before a job interview or when you will have to speak in front of a group.
If so, your rash is not a coincidence! When you are feeling stressed, your body produces a number of hormones, including cortisol. These hormones cause the sebaceous glands in your skin to produce more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other problems (including hives)—and it is also less likely to heal.
There is a mind-skin connection!
An itchy skin rash caused by stress.And, if you get stress skin rashes, you probably already know that, sweating can make a rash worse.
And, when you are nervous, you tend to sweat excessively. In addition, stress weakens your immune system, making you more likely to get a stress illness, including skin rashes.
Your skin and your stress levels are very directly connected. In fact, because so many of us have high stress levels and resulting skin problems, there is now a new medical specialty, called psychodermatology.
Psychodermatology specialists treat people who have skin problems that are caused or made worse, by stress. In addition to stress rash and hives (urticaria), other conditions that get worse when you are tense are eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne.So how do you break out of the skin rash/stress cycle? If stress is the cause of your rash or hives, the only permanent solution is to decrease your stress levels and learn some good stress management techniques.
- Hypnosis – has been found to be very effective at helping you see your world differently—and more calmly.
- Acupuncure, acupressure, or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping
- Breathing exercises to relax
While it is true that over the counter antihistamines can give you temporary relief, if you suffer from stress skin rashes, you need to get at the source of the problem—and reduce your stress levels.
Only then will you get permanent relief, and get back to living a normal lifestyle!you might also like:
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