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Red Bumps on Skin

Red bumps on skin that are itchy could either be hives or Psoriasis. While hives are an allergic reaction the causes of psoriasis are not really known. Hives generally go away in a while without treatment and can be prevented by avoiding exposure to allergens that trigger this allergic reaction. Hives are most commonly triggered by allergies due to specific foods, most commonly protein rich foods like eggs, peanuts, milk and some other dairy products. Psoriasis can be treated quite effectively through dietary measures. The areas most commonly affected include the scalp, face, groin, feet, hands, legs, and around skin folds. The appearance of a bump on the skin is quite common in children.

Psoriasis can be quite uncomfortable because of the itchiness. To get relief from the symptoms you can try a few of these remedies:
•    Cool water can provide a lot of relief and you can opt for a cold shower or bath or use a wet towel and cold packs.
•    Aloe Vera is an extremely valuable natural herb that can also be used to soothe the skin and moisturize it.
•    Apple cider vinegar is another useful natural remedy that soothes the skin. It can also be added to your bath water.
•    Capsaicin, which is a basic ingredient in cayenne peppers is also believed to be useful in treating red and itchy skin.
•    Evening primrose oil, which is available in both the cream and lotion form, can be applied to the affected areas. It is also available as a nutritional supplement.
•    Tea tree is one of the most popular herbal remedies and can either be applied directly to the skin or with bath water.

Itchy Bumps on Skin

These itchy bumps on skin can be easily treated by following some simple dietary guidelines as well. Psoriasis being a metabolic disease, going on a cleansing juice fast for a fortnight would be a good way to begin treatment.  Beets, grapes, carrots and cucumbers would be the ideal choice of fruit. A warm water enema to cleanse the bowels can also help during the fast.

After the fast, you can switch to a diet consisting of three very basic food groups: seeds, vegetables and fruits, nuts and grains, with the emphasis on nuts and raw seeds particularly pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and large amounts of organically grown raw fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruits like grapes, pears, peaches, apples, pineapples and some raw nuts or few raw seeds may be had as breakfast. Lunch may be comprised of a large serving of sprouts and fresh green vegetable salad, while steamed vegetables and wheat tortilla of whole wheat may be consumed as dinner. Once there is visible improvement you can switch to a more normal diet, but with the dominant foods being fresh fruits and vegetables. You must strictly avoid processed or refined foods and any food items that contain hydrogenated fats as well as white sugar. Avoid white flour products and substitute them with whole meal foods. Coffee, tea, alcohol and tobacco are also to be avoided.