A heat rash is caused when the sweat is unable to be released from your pores and gets trapped in your skin. This happens when your pores are clogged as a result of sweating profusely. It is commonly known as prickly heat because the rash feels like a thousand needles pricking at you. There are several forms of medication available to treat the rash; however natural treatment seems to be the best remedy. The most common effected areas are the neck, back, chest and face.
In order to get relief from the rash you must ensure that your skin is always kept dry. Use a talcum powder that is specially made to fight the rash. Corn starch is also a good option to help you to keep your skin dry and free of bacteria. It helps to cool the skin and gives some relief from the itching and burning caused by the rash.
Draw a bath with warm water and add a cup of baking soda to the water. Soak in the tub for about half an hour to get rid of the rash.
To get instant relief from the burning and itching sensation caused by the rash have Vitamin C supplements daily. You can also drink a glass of Orange juice twice a day. Squeeze orange juice on the affected area. It will cause a stinging sensation for a few minutes but after a while you will experience relief from the itching.
Eat plenty of salmon and spinach when you are suffering from a heat rash. These foods area good source of fatty acids and they help to relieve the rash.
Drink plenty of water to keep your skin well hydrated. In addition to this you must also keep your skin clean. Bathe 2 to 3 times a day to keep your skin healthy and refreshed and your pores open to avoid clogging that leads to rashes.