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The initial days of summer, when the heat is not so much and the breeze is still cool, feel extremely good. The days of biting cold are over and you are ready to show off those sexy curves as well as bulging biceps, which were almost non-visible beneath sweaters. However, as the summer temperature begins to rise, we start reminiscing about winters, when there was no sweat and no body odor. If that wasn’t enough, summer often brings along the problem of heat rash too. Not only does it look ugly, but the itching makes you very irritable too. In case you have been bothered by this problem, just check out the treatment given below and know how to get rid of heat rash.
How to Treat Heat Rashes
- Calamine Lotion
- Baking Soda
- Dry Oatmeal
- Mild Soap/ Cleanser
- Cotton Clothing
- Dry Cotton Towels
- First of all, get away from the area that is subjected to heat and sit in shade/ fan/ air conditioner.
- Subject the area that has been affected by the rash to air, so that it dries properly.
- Now, with the help of a mild, non-deodorant soap or cleanser, clean the affected area.
- Rinse the area properly and using a cotton towel, pat dry. Make sure not to rub the towel.
- If you have been experiencing itching in the area, gently apply calamine lotion all over it.
- Another option to relieve the itch is to take a baking soda bath. Fill your bath tub with water and dissolve 3 tbsp of baking soda in it. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse and par dry.
- You can also take an oatmeal bath to relieve itching. Grind 1 cup of dry oatmeal in a blender and add to bath water. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse and pat dry.
- If your itching has not gone away with the above-mentioned treatments also, you can take an over-the-counter antihistamine also.
- Make sure to wear loose clothes, made of natural fibers like cotton.
- Always use mild detergents to wash clothes. This is because the chemicals in harsh ones can further irritate the rash.
- Till the time the heat rash goes away completely, try to stay out of heat as much as possible.
- In case your rash does not go away even after following the treatment for a couple of days, it is better to consult a doctor.