To soothe an itchy, painful skin rash, you may want to try:

    
  • Cold compresses—can be applied to the rash for five minutes at a time, several times a day
  • Compresses soaked in Burrow’s solution—can be applied to the rash for five minutes at a time, several times a day
  • Oatmeal baths—may improve itching
  • You may spread the condition to others until the rash has crusted over. Stay home until this occurs.