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Follow These Steps Immediately After Heat Rash

Heat rash develops when a duct that leads from a sweat gland to the surface of the skin is blocked or inflamed. This blocks the opening of the sweat duct on the surface of the skin (sweat pore). Instead of evaporating, sweat is trapped beneath the skin, causing irritation and bumps on the skin.

Best home remedy treatment: 

Aloe vera gel contains anti-inflammatory qualities and can help decrease redness and irritation. Apply aloe vera gel to the heat rash cure and keep it overnight, or for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing with cool water.

Immediate steps if you suffer from heat rash

1- Cool baths and showers. Heat rash usually eases up after the skin is cooled down. 

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2- Fans and air conditioners. While your skin heals, avoid excessive sweating and humid air. 

3- Light clothes. 

4- Ice packs or cold clothes. 

5- Oatmeal. 

6- Sandalwood. 

7- Aloe vera.

Follow These Steps Immediately After Heat Rash

To help protect yourself or your child from heat rash follow the tips below:

In hot weather, dress in loose, lightweight clothing that wicks moisture away from the skin. Don’t wrap newborns in too many layers.

In hot weather, limit physical activity. Stay in the shade or in an air-conditioned building. Or use a fan to circulate the air.

Keep your sleeping area cool and well ventilated.

Avoid creams and ointments that can block pores.

Avoid drugs that cause sweating, such as clonidine, beta blockers and opioids.

Pro-tip:

Press a cool cloth on your skin or take a cool shower or bath. It may help to let your skin air-dry.

Avoid using oily or greasy moisturizers, cosmetics, sunscreens and other products that can block pores further. Instead use a moisturizer with wool fat (anhydrous lanolin), which helps prevent sweat ducts from getting clogged.

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About the Author: Dr. Sayyam Azam is a Certified Dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine(U.S). During her specialized training, she is involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state of art Aesthetic Centre (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.

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