“Due to the presence of a very nasty body rash I visited Alma at the Amber Centre in August 2007. After three sessions with this kind lady the rash disappeared.
I will always be grateful to Alma for her help and can confidently recommend her to others.”
“In July 2007, I developed a small rash on my left hand, in a matter of 2/3 weeks the rash which was itchy and hot, spread further on this hand and also developed on my right hand. I tried every cream and supplement from my pharmacy and nothing had any kind of effect. Then one morning I awoke to find my face also covered in the same rash, my eyes were streaming and my face was destroyed, hot and sore. After many visits to the doctor, skin specialists and dermatologists nothing was working on this rash. I was out of work for 6 weeks as I dealt with the public and it was very unsightly, the doctors gave me steroid creams which calmed it slightly but nothing was curing it. I had acupuncture, reflexology and many other treatments, nothing worked. I was at my wits end. I started avoiding going out in public and only wanted to deal with close friends and family. In short, this had taken over my life; I was miserable and also in pain with the rash itself and my hand and face had developed open wounds from it.
Then my father heard from a friend about Alma and The Amber Centre. I had tried everything else so I said I might as well try this also. In November 2008 I paid my first visit to Alma and thank God I did, from then on things started to improve – she listened, tested me and sent me away with my drops and supplements. From that very first visit she was positive she could help me. I have been meeting Alma every month for 6 months now and from the outset there was continuous improvement, today I am delighted to say my rash has disappeared, and the improvement is dramatic, my friends and family are astounded and delighted. I have regained my confidence and am smiling again! I will never be able to thank Alma enough and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who is having health issues.
Thank you Alma, I can’t describe the difference you have made to my life since I started visiting your clinic. I will always be very grateful and tell anyone who will listen!”
Lorraine Kelly – Co. Galway
“About 2 years ago my leg broke out in a rash. It was very itchy and caused me a lot of discomfort. My doctor had tried a lot of different ointments which did not clear it.
I was in attendance at a “Healthy Lifestyle Day” at my employment and I met Alma there. I made an appointment to go see her at The Amber Centre. She prescribed herbal drops which I took and after 3 visits I was clear of my rash, to my delight! Thanks to Alma.”
Malachy Scott -Co. Longford
“February 2006 was the first time we noticed the rash on David resulting with admissions to Mayo General and Crumlin Hospital in Dublin. The doctors in Mayo General treated David’s rash with hydrocortisone intravenously and sent him home after 2 days. However, the rash persisted and we noticed David’s behaviour becoming extremely erratic, anxious and fretful; he would talk to himself, spit at us and total strangers, not wanting to walk anywhere, laugh one minute and cry the next. This type of behaviour lasted approximately 4 weeks.
The consultants in The Crumlin initially said that David’s behaviour was a drug reaction likened to a “psychoses”, probably caused by the steroids. The rest that David presented with was caused by a mycoplasma in his blood.
I kept a diary throughout this very stressful and difficult time recording David’s behaviour and reactions. By the middle of April 2006 David was well again, we had our little boy back again!! We heard about The Amber Centre through a friend of mine at work and the rest as they say is history!! David is very well and hasn’t looked back since being at The Amber Centre.
Melanie Brady – Co. Mayo
What is a Skin Rash?
The word “rash” does not have an exact meaning or refer to a specific disease or kind of disorder. It’s a general term that means an outbreak of bumps on the body that changes the way the skin looks and feels. Rashes can be localized to one area or else be widespread. The way people use this term, a rash can refer to many different skin conditions. Common categories of rash are
When infections appear as rashes, the most common culprits are funguses or bacterial infections.
Fungal infections: Fungal infections are fairly common and can be seen as scaly rashes or spots on the arms, legs, or torso. Likewise, yeasts are botanically related to fungi and can cause skin rashes. These tend to affect folds of skin (like the skin under the breasts or the groin). They look fiery red and have pustules around the edges. Fungus and yeast infections have little to do with hygiene—clean people get them too. Despite their reputation, fungal rashes are not commonly caught from dogs or other animals, nor are they easily transmitted in gyms, showers, pools, or locker rooms. In most cases, they are not highly contagious between people either.
Bacterial infections: The most common bacterial infection of the skin is impetigo. Impetigo is caused by a staphylococcus or streptococcus bacterial infection and is much more common in children than adults.
Red, itchy bumps or patches all over the place
Outbreaks of this sort are usually either viral or allergic.
Viral rash: While viral infections of the skin itself, like herpes or shingles (a cousin of chickenpox), are mostly localized to one part of the body, viral rashes are more often symmetrical and everywhere. Patients with such rashes may or may not have other viral symptoms like coughing, sneezing, or a stomach upset (nausea).
Allergic rash: Any foods, soaps, and detergents can cause rashes and it is worth a trip to The Amber Centre to get an Allergy test done. This consists of testing you for 950 different Allergies.
Hives: (urticaria) are itchy, red welts that come and go on various parts of the body. Most hives are either an allergic reaction to something you are either eating or coming in contact with or a viral infection in your system.
A rash is a change of the skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture. A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, dry, cracked or blistered, swell and may be painful.