Prickly heat is a common ailment; especially in the summers due to profuse perspiration and the aftermath is the clogging of the sweat glands; which eventuates into a heat rash which is very itchy and irritating. Needless, to say it causes a whole lot of uneasiness to a suffering individual and so exposure to the harsh Sun is bad for a person suffering from heat skin rash. The best resort however, is to practice prevention from getting prickly heat in the first place and the first thing to do is avoid imbibing excessive alcohol, smoking and hard physical labored work as all these give impetus to sweating and the aftermath is mostly heat rash.
One should also avoid eating too much spicy foods like junk food because they trigger sweating and give impetus to acidity. Drink plenty of water; as flushes the system of all the toxins. However, if you have already got prickly heat then an oatmeal powder bath is very good in alleviating the symptoms of heat skin rash. A very common home treatment for prickly heat is the application of ice cubes with a sterilized cloth on the affected area. This application reduces the inflammation and aids in puncturing it also. (more…)