Have you ever suffered from heat rash?
Uh-Huh! That must be a terrible experience.
Heat rash usually occurs due to clogging pores. It is also called prickly heat and in medical language, we call it miliaria.
Keep reading to know how you can get rid of heat rash within no time.
Quick steps to be taken:
If you were out for some work and now you are feeling immediate redness, flushing and burning sensation on your skin. Get up and follow these steps immediately.
- Take a cool water bath:
Heat rash usually eases up after the skin is cooled down. Bath or shower with cool water and non-drying soap, then let your skin air-dry instead of using a towel.
- Wear loose dresses:
As your skin heals itself, it’s essential to avoid clothing that irritates your skin or makes you sweat more. Change your dress to one that is loose and light in weight.
- Stay in air conditioned room:
Ventilation is important for letting your rash dry out and stay cool. Spend as much time as possible in an air-conditioned room to keep your body temperature normal.
- Use skin soothers:
Use calamine lotion or cool compressors to calm itchy and irritated skin.
- Ice packs and wet cloths:
Cold compresses are great for soothing irritated skin. Face cloths soaked in cold water, or ice wrapped in a cloth, also can reduce the pain and irritation associated with heat rash.
- Aloe vera:
Aloe vera is readily available at home usually. Aloe vera is an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic that can cool down the skin while preventing infections. This can help soothe swelling and pain. Use aloe vera gel directly on your heat rash to relieve the discomfort.
Don’t use heavy moisturizers:
Avoid using creams and ointments that contain petroleum or mineral oil, which can block the pores further.
By following these steps, you can get rid of heat rash quickly at home even.
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About the Author: Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). 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-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.