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Best Cure For Prickly Heat Rash
Topical care: To decrease occlusive clothing and use mild emollients and topical antipruritics is a first step. Stay cool, lots of fluids and decrese perspiration.
What's the best way to treat/get rid of heat rash (aka sweat rash) or prickly heat? How long does it usually last?
Heat rash: Keep the skin cool and should improve over a few days
Heat rash: "prickly heat" occurs when persons get hot and sweaty, tyically in the summer. Blocked pores (sweat ducts) are believed to be the cause. Common sites affected are under clothing and at friction points. Sometimes a rash can be due to a detergent of softener allergy. Keeping skin dry and cool is the best treatment and it should resolve the problem if it is truely heat rash.
Heat Rash Treatment: Since heat rash is essentially a sensitization reaction to "heat" the choice of treatment is to allow the natural healing of the skin and an avoidance of further exacerbations (more sun, scratching, chemicals, etc) common treatments involve mild cortisone or other corticosteroid creams, cool environment, and avoidance of tight or occlusive clothing articles. Goes away on its own even doing nothing.
Irritation?: If your skin is irritated from the sun, moisturize it, but if you have developed a superficial skin inflammation, you need to see your doctor for best advice on topical treatment.
My daughter came home from her fathers with what looks like a heat rash around her neck. What's the best way to treat this?
I didn't shower yesterday, and it's been hot. I ran today, showered, then noticed a red, prickly rash on the sides of my waist. Not itchy. Heat rash?
Baby oil: The wettness from your sweat causes dry, irritated skin. Apply baby oil everyday. This will protect your skin from the wettness. You can also place kleenex under your breasts and change them frequently.See 1 more doctor answer
6 wk old has prickly heat rash for 2 wks. Him &house now cool. How do I get the bumps to go away? He is wetting diapers and hydrated. When to worry?
Very unlikely: Very unlikely that prickly heat would cause muscle twitching
Red rash on face and arm that looks like heat rash/prickly heat. What can I do to make it go away?
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
What is best for a heat rash on a baby I use the aveno baby bath and it seemed to be working but now its spread from his belly to his sides?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is probably eczema.
When I can warm or hot or when I exercise, I get stings (electrical needle like) all over my body, primarily head and back. I hope there is a cure for this, I think it might be heat rash? But there is no rash, just pain.
Warm up: It is good that you are exercising. What you described is likely due to onset of sweating and the sweat gland trying to put out water quickly. Try a 10 minute period of warming up before progressing to hard or vigorous exercise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
I have a heat rash on my right hand and was wondering if antihistamines would help or if not what is the best way to treat it?
Unknown rash on hand: Not sure what you mean by a heat rash. Other than hives and urticaria I don't know of a rash that will benefit much from antihistamines. You may need to get someone to take a look and make a diagnosis to choose an effective therapy. Make an appointment with a physician if it is chronic or recurrent. If it is mild consider a topical Hydrocortisone cream otc.See 1 more doctor answer