Monday, 9 February 2015

Home Remedies to Treat Prickly Heat Rash

Prickly Heat Rash

 Heat rash (prickly heat) is a red or pink rash usually found on body areas. Prickly heat, heat rash or miliaria is a common condition that occurs mostly in hot and humid weather. Prickly heat rash or miliaria happens when your sweat glands get blocked because of too much perspiration. This usually happens when the body is suddenly subjected to a place with a humid climate, since the body is not accustomed to it the sweat glands start working at a faster rate. Prickly heat rash is a condition where excessive perspiration leads to small red bumps or water filled blisters being formed on the parts of the body that are covered mostly and devoid on much ventilation. The upper chest, neck and back are the most commonly affected areas. This rash may or may not be itchy. Therefore treatment for prickly heat rash is basically taking care of the rash and doing the best to keep your body cool.

Firstly once you are affected by prickly heat rash it is best to wear loose cotton clothes. Tight clothes can help worsen the rash. Cotton clothes are known for the soothing effect they have in a humid climate. Moreover each time you have a bath make sure that the water is cold, if necessary you could put a few ice cubes into the bath water and use that water to cool your body. But do not use the ice directly on to your skin as it could have an adverse effect. You could add baking soda or corn-starch to the water to act as a soothing cleansing agent. While bathing use an antibiotic soap so that the chances of further infection is eliminated and the dead skin is washed away. After a bath always apply some kind of talcum powder so that the affected areas are not again subjected to sweating.

Treatment for Prickly Heat Rash

The red bumps of heat rash are irritating and cause severe itching. Thankfully, there are numerous home remedies for prickly heat rash that you can try your hand at. The main treatment for prickly heat rash is to keep cool as much as possible.

One easy prickly heat rash remedy is to boil some coriander seeds and then cool it and store it. This infusion could be drunk in small quantity twice in the day.

Tender coconut water is said to have wondrous cooling effects along with being an instant energizer. Drinking this coconut water for a week regularly will help to reduce the prickly heat rash.

Aloe vera is another way of treating prickly heat rash, use fresh aloe vera extract or gel on the area with rash; this will cool the skin and start the healing process.

Oatmeal is a popular home treatment for prickly rash due to its anti-irritating, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Run an oatmeal bath and soak yourself in it for 15 to 20 minutes. This is one of the best natural home remedy to cure prickly heat rashes.

Another effective natural home remedy for heat rash is sandalwood paste. The skin cooling properties of sandalwood powder makes it a top natural option to treat itchy prickly heat rashes.

 The other natural way of getting relief from prickly heat is by applying gram flour. Make a paste of gram flour and a little water and apply to the skin. Allow it to dry before rinsing it off with cold water.

Take some papaya or cucumber pulp and apply on the affected area. Leave it for 25 minutes and wash off with water. This home remedy will cool the affected area and help relieve the itching.

Sometimes prickly heat rash treatment can also be done by eating and drinking certain foods and juices that will cool your body down so that the level of perspiration is cut down. Cold salted buttermilk and chilled grape juice or watermelon juice helps to cool your body down from within.


All information provided on 'Best Remedies for Removing Wrinkles' blog is intended for your general knowledge only. Please consult with your doctor or other health care provider before trying any home remedies, tips or treatment suggested on this blog.