Dealing with Heat Rash - Home Remedies to Help Discomfort
Be sure to absorb moisture on your body using a powder - goldbond works well or find one in the drugstore . You can also use baking soda. It is good to use it during the day so get a small size you can stick in your purse or backpack to take with you to school or work (and use it!). I donâ€™t advise talcum powder because there are some studies for women connecting talcum powder with ovarian cancer.
Wrap an ice pack in a towel and apply to the parts of your body with the rash and this will help with the itching . You can also use lotions with neem oil , sarno and take oatmeal baths. Donâ€™t use hot water but keep it lukewarm.
A heat rash can occur from jogging so you may want to change your exercise for a week so your body heals from the rash and do something in an air conditioned room that is less sweat producing. Be aware of where you sweat as those are the places you want to powder and ice often- these can include the butt area, stomach, lower back, upper back, area under your socks, area under the bra and groin area. Do NOT block your sweat by using one of those strong anti-perspirants that guarantee no odor.
Since rashes can be confusing, it may be dermatitis so see if you heal within ten days and if not, have a doctor look at it. Remember to keep your clothing loose and not wear clothing that wonâ€™t â€œbreatheâ€. Also at night donâ€™t pile on blankets or create conditions where you can sweat.