Get Rid Of The Rash

Simple and effective tips to get rid of prickly heat with the arrival of summer.
Get rid of the rash

Everyone knows that it’s a little over a month before summer arrives. And with it comes the extraordinary heat associated with the high relative humidity of the air. This is enough for the appearance of rashes on the skin, popularly known as prickly heat and scientifically as miliaria.

What are?

Miliaria is an acute inflammatory dermatitis, in other words it is small, pinkish eruptions of very small size, usually the size of a pinhead.

They appear mainly on the neck, upper chest, back, in regions known as “folds” and on the chest, and may be accompanied by itching or not.

Some causes

The prickly heat appears due to increased sweating. As a result, there is an obstruction of the ducts or channels that carry sweat to the skin, making it increasingly difficult to exit.

Some factors are very favorable for the onset of prickly heat:

  • Long periods of exposure to the sun;
  • Overdressing on very hot days;
  • long baths;
  • sudden fevers;
  • Excessive physical exercise;
  • Use of some products such as repellents, ointments, oils, suntan lotions that end up clogging the pores.

How is the treatment?

As soon as the onset of the rash appears, a dermatologist should be sought. Treatment is basically preventive.

It is recommended to take more cold showers, wear comfortable and cool clothes, protect yourself from the heat, avoiding excessive sweat whenever possible in order to avoid the appearance of the problem.

For those who don’t know, the use of air conditioning is an important ally in the fight against prickly heat.

When the rash is already apparent, the treatment is based on antiseptics to fight bacteria, talcum powder and some lotions based on calendula to reduce discomfort.

How to treat prickly heat in babies

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A rash in babies is not a serious problem, but it can be very annoying. However, it is important to emphasize that there are cases and cases and it may be that some children have an aggravated condition.

When this happens, it is possible to notice the appearance of pus. If this happens, a doctor should be consulted immediately.

Only he can prescribe antiseptic and refreshing liquid lotions or specific local antibiotics for your baby.

Little tips can help considerably to keep the marbles away and reduce the discomfort of babies:

  • Do not give children sweets or fatty foods. This can raise your body temperature and cause more rash to develop;
  • Do not apply baby powder or ointments without medical advice;
  • Baths with a mixture of water and cornstarch are indicated;
  • Dry the baby gently after bathing, avoiding using the towel too tightly;
  • Dress your baby in light, cool clothing and don’t let him out in the sun.

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