Successfully Treating Heat Rash
As the hot and humid months of summer approach, you may be looking forward to spending time outdoors playing golf, volleyball, or softball. Although being outside in summer is fabulous, be careful of overheating and the heat rash that may follow. Heat rash is caused when someone becomes overheated and the sweat glands are blocked. A person with heat rash may notice tiny bumps surrounded by red skin, as well as a prickly feeling where the rash has occurred. Here are treatment tips from three different health professionals.
Wear moisture-wicking fabrics or wear UV-protective clothing. Apply topical aloe gel if heat rash occurs or over-the-counter antihistamine. Don’t use cornstarch powders. See a doctor if the rash remains for 2-3 weeks.
Doris J. Day, MD., clinical assistant
Professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center
Prevent heat rash by keeping problem areas clean and dry. Take 30C of stinging nettle every few hours. If heat rash remains after two or three doses of stinging nettle, try other homeopathic remedies like sulphur.
Molly Punzo, M.D., Homeopath in Maryland and National Center for Homeopathy Spokesperson
| Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Avoid eating spicy foods or sugar, drinking hot beverages or alcohol. Avoid taking hot showers or baths.Prepare a cool herbal tea.
Efrem Korngold, O.M.D.
Chinese medicine practitioner & Natural Health advisor