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Treatments for Heat Rash

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New York, USA, New York, USA, Greater London, Barking

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Treatments for Heat Rash, also known as prickly heat or miliaria, occurs when sweat gets trapped in sweat ducts, leading to irritation and small, itchy red bumps on the skin. While it's uncomfortable, especially in hot and humid weather, there are effective treatments to alleviate the symptoms and prevent further irritation.

  1. Keep Cool and Dry: The first and most crucial step is to avoid overheating. Stay in a cool, well-ventilated environment, and keep your skin dry. Avoid excessive sweating.
  2. Loose Clothing: Wear loose-fitting, breathable clothing made from natural fabrics like cotton. Avoid tight, synthetic materials that can trap heat and sweat.
  3. Cool Compresses: Applying cool, damp compresses to the affected areas can help soothe the skin and reduce itching.
  4. Calamine Lotion or OTC Creams: Over-the-counter creams containing hydrocortisone or calamine lotion can provide relief from itching and reduce inflammation.
  5. Antihistamines: Oral antihistamines can help alleviate itching and reduce discomfort. Consult a healthcare provider for proper dosage.
  6. Avoid Ointments: Avoid applying heavy lotions or ointments to heat rash, as they can exacerbate the condition by trapping sweat.
  7. Keep Skin Clean: Gently cleanse the affected area with mild, fragrance-free soap to prevent infection.
  8. Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration helps regulate body temperature and reduces the risk of heat rash.

In most cases, heat rash will resolve on its own with these self-care measures. However, if the condition worsens or doesn't improve after a few days, consult a healthcare provider for further evaluation and treatment. It's essential to take precautions in hot weather to prevent heat rash, as prevention is often the best remedy.


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