Easy Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Heat Rash In Summers

How To Get Rid Of Heat Rash In Summers

Summers is the time of the year when the temperature is blazing with heat and heat that make many people suffer from heat rash also known as sweat rash or prickly heat. It is quite common skin condition affecting many people during summers. Just one day in scorching sun can result into red and itchy rashes. 

How To Get Rid Of Heat Rash In Summers

How To Get Rid Of Heat Rash In Summers

What Causes Heat Rash During Summers? 

Excess clogging of skin pores cause heat rash. This makes your perspiration trapped under the skin. It is commonly found along the skin folds such as armpit, groin, waist, neck and under the breast.

Common factors that trigger heat rash are:

  1. Wearing clothes of synthetic material that do not let perspiration to get evaporated.
  2. Intense physical activities that involve lots of sweating
  3. Certain medications
  4.  Use of oil based cosmetics

What are the Symptoms of Heat Rash?

The symptoms of heat rash includes small blisters, inflammation red rashes, and itching.

What are the Symptoms of Heat Rash

What are the Symptoms of Heat Rash

Although it is not a life threatening condition it needs proper treatment as it is painful and causes discomfort. In this article we will be discuss easy home remedies to help you get rid of heat rash. 

Easy Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Baking soda

Baking soda has antibacterial properties that help to prevent infection. In addition it soothes the skin.

Baking soda

Baking soda

Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a bowl of cool water and mix it to make a solution. With the help of a cotton ball or a soft wash cloth apply the solution gently over the heat rash. Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse it off.  Repeat this at least 2 times in a day.

Oatmeal Bath

Oatmeal bath eases itching and irritation. It exfoliates the skin and unclogs the pores. Oatmeal bath is one of the best home remedies to get rid of heat rash.

Fill bath tub with water and add one or two cups of oatmeal. Soak yourself in it for about 15 to 20 minutes. Alternatively you can apply oatmeal paste to the affected area. Leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse it off.  Repeat this two to three times in a day.

Aloevera

 Due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties aloe vera gel is one of the most easily available and effective home remedy to reduce various types of skin issues including heat rash. It alleviates inflammation and eases redness. Aloe vera has cooling and hydrating properties and prevents the skin from dehydration.

Extract fresh aloe vera gel and apply it to the affected area 2 times in a day to get rid of heat rash.

Rose water – 

Not only rose water soothes the skin but also refreshes and  rejuvenate the skin. With the help of a cotton ball apply rose water to the affected areas two to three times in a day for effective healing.

Rose water

Rose water

Epsom salt

Epsom contains magnesium and draws of the toxins from the body.  In addition it exfoliate the dead skin cells and unclogs the pores. 

Fill your bathtub with Epsom salt. Soak yourself it for about 15 minutes. Repeat this at least once in alternate day.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has hydrating and nourishing properties. It has the potential to soothe and heal heat rash and reduce itching. In addition being antibacterial it prevents infection. Apply coconut oil to the affected area a few times in a day.

Coconut Oil

Heat rash is quite annoying but thankfully we have home remedies for heat rash easily available in your kitchen for nearby stores. You may use more than one home remedy for heat rash for effective healing.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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