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Heat Rash (cont.)

Heat Rash Treatment

Prevention of heat rash is the best treatment for heat rash. Avoid hot environments and take refuge in cooler environments. Air conditioners, oscillating fans, and limiting physical activity in a hot environment can help prevent heat rash. Home remedies for treating heat rash include washing the affected area with a mild soap and rinsing the area, then gently dry the area. Over-the-counter remedies applied to the affected areas may help. Wear clothing that allows the skin to breathe in a hot environment. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration in hot environments. Medical care may be necessary if the heat rash does not resolve with home remedies.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014

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