How To Get Rid Of Prickly Heat Killing Your Cool This Summer?

Nagini Shree |Nov 01, 2018

Instead of waiting days for the unsightly red rash to disappear, employ these dermatologist-approved hacks.


Are you suffering from sweat rash? Itchy, sore and unsightly are making your summer a living hell. Don’t worry, there are a huge number of treatment options and dermatologist-approved hacks that effectively tackle these uncomfortable heat rash.

What is heat rash?

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Prickly heat or heat rash are all names used for a condition called miliaria.

Heat rash develops when sweat ducts become clogged and the sweat cannot get to the surface of the skin.

It is estimated that 30 percent of people fall ill with this conditions when they sweat more than usual, especially in the warm weather or summer months.

And the symptoms of heat rash can occur in infants and adults.

 How to protect yourself or your child from heat rash?

The first way to avoid prickly heat is to get away from situations that cause excessive sweating. Try to keep the skin cool is an important preventive measure. When you are outside, stay in the shade or in an air-conditioned building or use a fan to circulate the air. However, you had better keep your body temperature warm enough if you don’t want to get cold.

Another way to treat prickly heat is to move away from the irritant that’s causing your itchy breakouts. Make sure to change tightfitting clothes right away after experiencing intense heat. These clothes can irritate skin due to synthetic fibers including nylon and polyester which trap heat easier than natural fibers.

  1. Supply Vitamin C

You can escape from itchy, swollen rash thanks to natural steps but no need to use heat rash products or topical steroidal creams.

According to JAMA study, 500mg of vitamin C a day is enough to reduce symptoms. Fruits and vegetables like kiwi, bell peppers, strawberries, and broccoli are rich in this vitamin. If you're in the shortage of vitamin C, try to supplement it to your diet routine.

  1. Take a natural therapy

Oatmeal and chamomile which containing antihistamine properties have the power to reduce inflammation caused by prickly heat. They help restore moisture to the skin and therefore reducing the itching.

Moreover, phenols present in oats have anti-inflammatory properties, hence it can sooth the swelling of prickly heat rashes.

Additionally, applying a layer of yogurt to the itchy and swollen area and wait for more than 10 minutes, you can soothe your skin quickly. Yogurt for skin is valued as a great way to clear acne and pimples because it contains many powerful nutrients and vitamins.

  1. Apply a high-quality sunscreen for sweat rash

Hot summer can do harm to your skin.

Adults and children with delicate skin are the most prone to sunscreen heat rash allergies. Sunscreens formulated with fragrances, gels, and oils that blocking sweat glands and leave one with sore skin, which can worsen the situation. Furthermore, nobody wants to apply a thick layer of white cream over already irritated skin.

Try to remove formulas laden with and silicones and heavy mineral oils. The best sunscreens for sweat rash should contain natural protective factors and zero synthetic fragrance.

A right SPF is also effective in reducing the risks of breaking out in red bumps.

  1. Try with a water spray

Water sprays can also help temporarily cool down cue burning, stinging, itching area. Alternatively, there's Avene's Water Spray to try. Both options are available in Boots.

And remember do NOT scratch the itchy and swollen areas in any case.


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