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Heat Rash Home Remedies
Most heat rash resolves without treatment, often within a day after changing to a cooler environment.
The best way to prevent heat rash is to avoid sweating by staying in cooler areas, using fans and limiting physical activity.
The following self-care steps and remedies may help with heat rash.
First step: The first step in treating heat rash is to wash the affected area with a gentle soap (for example, Dove non-soap cleanser or something similar). Next, rinse the area with water and gently pat dry with a towel. It is recommended to wash several times a day, especially after exercise, prolonged walking, or heat exposure.
Clothing and Heat Rash
Getting naked may keep the body cooler but it does not avoid the problem of sweat buildup especially under the breasts, abdomen fold, between buttock folds, and places where skin overhangs. It may be best to wear light, cotton, absorbent fabrics that separate out skin fold areas. Individuals who do not wear underwear usually notice more retained sweat and therefore more irritation in areas between the buttocks and groin. Short sleeves tops and shorts are often helpful.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2014
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