Summers is all about getting rashes and the ones that are caused by heat are most common ones of all. Other factors that can cause the skin to rash out include pollution, viral infections, and bacteria. The rash that is caused by heat is also referred as Miliaria.
Insight on Heat Rash:
Our body sweats when exposed to extreme temperature to maintain its temperature and the quantity of uric acid in our body through natural means. There are numerous tiny pores on our body that are used to excrete the salty smelly water we know as sweat
It is when these pores get blocked and sweat does not get a way to come out is when we get a ‘heat rash’. It also causes acne and leaves skin irritative and itchy.
These acne look like red bumps, are painful and can be on any part of the body. It often occurs in the areas where skin rubs and produce friction. The main areas of bumping rashes are necks, armpits, inner thigh,and elbow.
Treatment of heat rash
This usually affects humans of all ages especially kids, people living in hot and high humidity areas and those who are overweight.
It usually goes after a couple of days but sometimes it becomes rigid and painful.
Following are the home remedies to kill heat rash and make the summer a lot pleasant for you:
Oatmeal is enriched with B complex, vitamin E, minerals and Soluble fibers. It is anti-itchy and anti-inflammatory in nature which helps in getting rid of painful heat rash. Have it for breakfast during the days when the weather feels tricky to you.
This plant which is found in almost all households gives soothing sensation to burnt areas and has the ability to heal the wounds. Using it for skin after heat rash can bring good results.
Cucumber keeps skin hydrated and increases the flow of blood. It has a characteristic to minimize erythema and helps calm down the heated skin after a rash.
It has an ability to reduce skin rashes and itchy patches. It is famous among mothers of toddlers and is used quite extensively for it produces no side effects.
More commonly known as neem leaves, margosa helps heal wounds and skin infections of all kinds.
It is the cheapest yet effective home remedy to treat heat rashes. It reduces inflammation and cools down the skin to help with itching and burning sensation. If you can’t seem to find the ice pack at the moment, wrap some ice shavings in a piece of cloth and allow it to do the deed for you.
Baking soda is not only used for cooking purposes but also can provide solutions to many skin related problems. Mix it in some water and apply the paste on the rashes to heal the cracked skin and any possible infections.
Calendula is a flower that is known for its strength against various skin diseases. It can remove toxic substances from the rashes and keep them safe from future infections.
Gram Flour mixed with honey, lemon and turmeric are used to oxidize skin. It leaves skin looking fresh and vibrant.
Watermelon consists of 92 percent of water and helps skin keeping hydrated which eventually works as a barrier for acne that might appear as a result of rash.
Peppermint essential oil:
It is extracted from peppermint herbs which are used in making cosmetics. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and also has an ability to treat fungus.
It is not only used to treat skin infections but also has a property to treat diseases like bruised skin, stomach ache, eczema etc. Using it for the heat rash seems like the most natural thing that you can do.
Olive oil works as a natural moisturizer for the skin and is rich in vitamin E that helps to moisturize the skin and prevent it from rashes.
It has the ability to treat multiple skin diseases. It has magnesium sulfate in it which treats harmful bacteria and boosts skin cells and leaves the skin look fresh and younger.
In short, we can say heat rash is not a big issue if we follow the above-mentioned home remedies. However, in case you do not see the rashes subsiding within a few hours of using the home remedies, then it is better to consult the doctor immediately.