It is not uncommon to have heat rash in the summers, however, doing your normal chores even becomes a bother with the prickly sensation and the rashes that appear on the skin tend to spoil your beauty and your mood.
You do not have to feel like that anymore. Here are some tips to do away with those irritating heat rashes.
Wear cotton clothes and avoid synthetic apparels in the summers. Synthetic apparels tend to stick to the body and do not allow sweat to dry up as freely as you might want it to, and the end result is heat rash. Cotton, on the other hand, allows the skin to breathe and goes easy on skin.
Wash your clothes using a mild detergent. Washing clothes using chemical laden detergents tend to increase the prickly sensation of the heat rash. Add a quarter cup of baking soda to your bath tub and soak yourself into it for about 20 minutes.
Wash yourself and you will find that the heat rashes have reduced considerably. Three to four such baths will eliminate them for good. A cold water bath is regularly is an effective cure for heat rash as well. But do not overdo it, lest you catch cold.
If you have a bad case of heat rashes, then use ice pack to reduce them. Simply place the ice pack on the area containing rashes and they will be gone if you follow this treatment on a daily basis, three to four times a day.
Add some ground oatmeal to a bath of warm water and soak yourself into the tub for at least 20 minutes. This will help reduce the heat rash and also calm the prickly feeling down.
While bathing, use a non deodorant soap or cleanser and wipe the affected area thoroughly. After having showered thoroughly, pat and rinse the water off the affected skin using a towel. Ensure that the skin is not rubbed because it will lead to more irritation and prickly sensation.
Do not use any ointments or cream because that might worsen the condition. Use powder instead to effectively cool the skin.