Cooling down your body is one of the main approaches towards fighting a heat rash. Fortunately, the majority of heat rash fades away without any medical attention, while severe cases are especially in need of a helping hand from the following home remedies:
Whether you have an aloe plant growing on the kitchen windowsill or aloe lotion in the cabinet, this plant possesses a gel that relieves the itch of heat rash, as well as boosts the healing process. Apply aloe two to three times per day, making sure to wash affected areas in between applications.
b) Powder Yourself:
After taking a cold bath or shower, dust yourself with cornstarch, baking soda, or unscented baby powder. This will help eliminate some of the extra moisture that can lead to heat rash.
Prevent further discomfort by cooling your skin with ice cubes contained in a sealed plastic bag. Before applying to the skin, make sure to wrap it in a dishcloth. Place the ice on affected areas for five to ten minutes at a time; and repeat every four to six hours.
d) Stay Away from Creams and Ointments:
Using creams and ointments to treat your heat rash will only cause pores to become blocked.
e) Lightweight Clothing:
Keep moisture off of your skin by dressing in loose-fitting, lightweight clothing during times of hot weather.
f) Calamine Lotion:
Calming itchy and irritated skin is just as easy as reaching for the calamine lotion. You may also enjoy the same effect by using a cool compress.
g) Put Away the Towel:
After taking a bath, instead of using a towel, allow your skin to air-dry.
h) Cold Shower or Bath:
Hop into a cold shower or bath to reduce the prickly sensation that accompanies a bout of heat rash. Enhance your bath by adding baking soda or fine-ground oatmeal powder to treat itchiness. A couple of tablespoons will work wonders when added to lukewarm bathwater. Make sure to stir the powder until it becomes dissolved. Soak in the tub and enjoy heat rash relief.
i) Turn the Air Conditioner On:
Situate yourself directly in front of your air conditioner for a relaxing remedy sure to cool off your body.