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How should I cleanse my skin if I have a rash?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Talk to a dermatologist about the best way to cleanse your skin if you have a rash. The way you care for your skin may depend on the type of rash you have and what caused it. The dermatologist may recommend that you:
  • Bathe in lukewarm or cool water -- not hot water.
  • Wash with a mild unscented cleanser formulated for sensitive skin.
  • Pat the skin dry with a soft, clean towel. Avoid rubbing.

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