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Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Home Remedies for Heat Rash
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Overview

Heat rash is a skin disorder that often happens when the weather is hot[1][2].

The disease develops when the sweat ducts are blocked and sweat is stagnant under the skin.

Symptoms of heat rashes are the blisters under the skin and tiny red itchy spots in some regions that strongly sweat like back, chest, forehead, neck[3]… They may cause prickle and discomforts. Typically, heat rash can heal itself but some serious causes need to be treated. The best method to repel the symptoms is to cool the skin and anti-perspiring.

Heat rash affects mainly in children, but the disease can occur in 1/3 of adults living in the tropics and can affect everyone in the hot and moist climate.

Here are top 13 home remedies for heat rash which you can apply easily and instantly at home to get rid of this annoying problem quickly.

1. Ice

Prepare an ice pack by putting some ice cubes in a dishcloth. Place the pack on the heat rash areas. Let it on your skin from 5 to 10 minutes then leave it. Repeat the process 3-4 times a day and continues for some days after to get the relief from heat rash.

Ice - Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Another way, dip a clean cotton towel into frozen water completely and wring it. Place the towel on your skin and leave it for 5-10 minutes. Try this method several times a day as your heat rash will disappear soon.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera - Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Cut an aloe leaf into many small pieces. Place these pieces on your affected areas and gently rub them. Keep rubbing for 2-3 minutes then let them be on the skin for 5-10 minutes. Finally, remove and wash off with cool water. Aloe will quickly cool down your skin as soon as you apply it[4][5].

Aloe Vera is also good for burns, acne and hydrating skin. Read more: Home Remedies for Acne Scars.

3. Oatmeal

Oatmeal - Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Prepare a bath filled with cool water. Add to the bath a cup of oatmeal[6]. Stir it well so that the power can be completely dissolved. Until the water has a milky color, soak your body into the bath. Keep soaking for at least 20-30 minutes. After that, rinse off with cool water and dry your body with a cotton cloth. Follow the method 2 times per day to get the best results. Read more: Home Remedies for Canker Sores.

4. Lime Juice

Cut a lime into 2 pieces and squeeze them to get the juice. Add some water to dilute the juice if it is needed then put into this a little sugar or honey. Enjoy the limejuice daily, and 3 glasses are recommended. The lime juice will cool down your body from inside and cure the heat rash soon.

5. Watermelon

The whole watermelon can be used as remedies for curing heat rash[7].

Watermelon - Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Cut a watermelon and take the gut to eat. The rest of watermelon will be used to treat heat rash from outside. Cut the pulp into some pieces with average size. Then apply these pieces of pulp directly to the heat rash areas. Wait about 15-20 minutes then remove them. Wash off with cool water to complete the process. Apply watermelon pulp 2-3 times a day to get rid of heat rash.

In addition, do not skip other Health Benefits of Watermelon.

6. Margosa Leaves

Take some fresh margosa leaves[8] and grind them well to get a paste. Pour a little water into the paste and mix it well if needed. Apply the paste directly to the affected areas. Leave it for 10-15 minutes so that the paste can dry naturally. Finally, wash off with cool or cold water as well. Apply this method daily.

7. Gram Flour

Put 2-3 teaspoons of gram flour into a glass that has a little water in it then stir well. Apply the mixture to the affected areas for 10-15 minutes. After that, remove it by rinsing off with cool water. Follow this once a day.

Alternatively, take ½ cup of gram flour and 15-20 margosa leaves. Grind the leaves and mix the two ingredients well. Add some water if it is needed. Place the texture into the affected skins. Let it be there for at least 15 minutes. After that, remove the texture and wash off with cool water. Repeat the method once a day and continues for a few weeks.

8. Cucumber

Cut a cucumber into some small pieces. Then apply these pieces directly to the affected areas as you often make a cucumber mask. Let them be on the skin for about 30 minutes then rinse off with cool water. Repeat this 3-4 times a day.

Cucumber - Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Alternatively, dip some slices of cucumber in a bowl of water. Add some amounts of lemon juice. Keep soaking for 10 minutes then take these pieces of cucumber and apply to the rash. Follow this method 3 times a day.

9. Mangos

Peel a mango[9], remove seed then cut it into some small pieces. Put these pieces into a sauce and add 2 cups of water. Boil it for about 3-5 minutes. After that, take these boiled pieces out and grind them. Add some salt or sugar into the paste depending on your taste along with cold water. Stir it well and drink this mango smoothie. Repeat 1-2 times a day to quickly remove the heat rash.

10. Mint Tea

Mint tea can can your body from inside and support the process of healing heat rashes[10][11].

Mint - Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Prepare a cup of hot water. Dip the mint tea bag into the water. Let it be soaked for about 5-10 minutes. Add some lemon juice and honey for both improving the taste and bringing more effects. Drink the tea several times a day and continue for some days after to get relief soon.

11. Coriander Powder

Mix 2 teaspoons of coriander power with an equal amount of sandalwood power[12]. Put an enough amount of rose water into this mixture to make a paste. Cover the affected areas with this paste and let it become dry naturally. After that, remove the mixture with cool water. Follow the method 2-3 times a day.

13. Gooseberry

Cut gooseberries into small pieces then put them into a large bowl. Pour into the bowl some fresh water then cover the bowl well. Let the gooseberries soak into water for all night. At the morning, grind the berries in the bowl then strain. Add sugar or honey to this water and drink as well. The water will cool down your inside body.

14. Sandalwood Power

Another home remedy for heat rash is sandalwood power[13][14]. Mix well enough amount of sandalwood power to the equal amount of rose water. After the mixture became a thick paste, apply this paste directly to the affected skin. Let it dry naturally. After that, remove the paste by washing off with water. Repeat 2 times per day.

Sandalwood - Home Remedies for Heat Rash

Alternatively, after having bath, you can use the power to sprinkle over the heat rash. This method also brings great effect.

15. Baking Soda

Put 2 teaspoons of baking soda into a large bowl of cool or cold water. Stir it well. Dip a cotton cloth into the bowl then wring it to remove excess water. Place the towel on the heat rash areas and let it sit on for 5-10 minutes. After that, remove the towel and wash off with cool water. Follow the method 4-5 times a day and repeat it daily to see the improvement.

16. Fuller’s Earth

Add 2-3 teaspoons of rose water to 5 teaspoons of fuller’s earth. Mix the combination well to get a paste. Apply the paste to the heat rash skin areas. Let it become dry naturally. After that, remove the fuller mask and rinse off with cool water. Follow this method once a day to get the best effects.

17. Henna

Grind some leaves of henna and add some water if it is needed to get a paste. Place the paste on the heat rashes and let it sit on for several minutes. After that remove the paste and rinse off with cool water. Notice that henna has coloring effect, so you should apply this method to the skin areas that are covered well by clothes.

*Disclaim: The effectiveness from applying these natural tips will be depended on the body condition of the applicant.

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