The onset of summer calls for rashes due to the soaring heat. The hot weather causes a person to perspire and this in turn causes rashes of different nature. The sweat dries up on our clothes and causes a bacterial build up and these bacteria cause a rash on the surface of your skin. They make the skin appear rough with a multitude of fine boils on the surface of the skin. This also causes the skin to itch and the heat causes the skin to get red as well. This is known as a heat rash. The rash does not need any medical attention; however it would be nice of you could get rid of it as soon as possible.
When suffering from a heat rash, avoid taking warm baths and showers but opt for cold showers. The water will help to relieve the burning sensation. Using calamine lotion on the skin helps to soothe the skin and reduces the itching sensation. You need to see a doctor only if the rash is accompanied by fever, puss boils and common cold and sore throats.
Another rash that you can contract during the summer is swimmer’s itch. This happens when you swim in places like ponds, rivers and lakes. The parasites in the water that normally get attracted to the fish and animals that either live or visit the water infect your skin and cause allergic reactions. They are not contagious but they cause a lot of discomfort.
To get rid of this rash you need to use calamine lotion to soothe the itch. Avoid using your finger nails as you will worsen the situation by spreading the infection. Apply talcum powder to the affected area to calm down the itching and soothe the burning sensation. If the rash does not heal within a week you will need to get medical attention. If there is blood or pus oozing from the rash then you need to get medical help immediately.