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Can rubbing alcohol help a skin rash?

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Answered 2007-09-04 19:42:55

That may actually irritate it more since alcohol has a dehydrating effect on skin. Moisturizer or aloe may soothe the skin better, depending on the rash. It's probably best to see a skin doctor if the rash isn't gone in a couple of days or it's spreading.

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Yes, it soothes the itch.

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