Prickly heat rash strikes most of us at some point in our lives, generally when we are infants. Odds are that most of us have experienced the small, red, pus filled blisters which characterize this irritating disease and the nagging itching which accompanies them. The good news is that prickly heat is easy to treat and to avoid, so we should not have to live with it indefinitely.
Prickly heat generally appears on the back, armpits, chest, groins and waistline. Babies and overweight persons are more prone to suffer from prickly heat. This skin irritation appears particularly in humid and hot conditions.
The common symptoms of prickly heat are: prickling or stinging sensation, tiny itchy rashes or bumps and mild inflammation in the affected parts of the body.
Prickly Heat Symptoms can include the following:
- Greater degrees of irritation
- Red rashes or inflamed areas of skin
- Small blisters
- Itching and irritation
- Red or pink patches on the surface of the skin
- Large welts, hives, and raised red bumps
Natural Treatment for Prickly Heat
In order to get rid of this disgusting skin-disorder, regular use of natural and herbal remedies will be extremely useful. Natural and herbal remedies generally do not have any side-effects and cures prickly heat effectively. Let’s take a look at the following Natural Treatment for Prickly Heat.
Take an earthen vessel and fill with water, then put about twenty gooseberries in the pot and cover it. Leave as it is for the whole night. On the next day, mash up the berries in the pot, then filter the water, add sugar or honey and drink. It removes heat from the body and helps for digestive system.
Here is another way, which helps to soak up the dampness of skin. Apply the herbal powder of talcum on your skin after bath. Talcum powder keeps the skin dry and cures prickly heat fast.
One more great and Best Treatment for Prickly Heat to feel better is to mix sandalwood powder in rose water and made a paste of it. Later apply this on rashes and thereafter let it dry.
Mix a teaspoon baking soda with a cup of water. Wet a compress in this mixture and apply it on the affected areas. Repeat this treatment some times a day to get relief from prickly heat. Keep the compress about ten minutes.
It is also a very beneficial Prickly Heat Natural Treatment. Add a little of oatmeal powder to your bath-water. It will lessen the itching and help you to feel better.
Leaves of Indian plum are very good at treating prickly heat. Just take the leaves, crush them and keep mixing with baking soda until you get a paste. Then apply it on eruptions.
Prickly heat needs to be cured internally too. That is why I advise you to drink lime juice at least three glasses per day.
Prickly Heat Home Remedies
Yes, it can be avoided and prevented easily if you follow the following Prickly Heat Home Remedies:
- Avoid too much sweating, hot and humid environment.
- Always use loose cotton clothing, avoid polyester garments.
- Maintain better ventilation and temperature in your room with air conditioning or fan.
- Take plenty of water to maintain your body temperature.
- Take a cool bath or shower as needed.
- Apply cool or frozen packs to the affected area. Keep in mind; don’t just keep the frozen pack in the area for more than 10 to 15 minutes.
- Keep your sleeping area cool and well ventilated
Avoid situations that can lead to excessive sweating, such as hot, humid environments and strenuous physical activity.