Over-view of heat rash
Heat rash is the name given to a variety of skin problems which occur of worsen due to overheating or a large amount of heat exposure.
Tips to get rid of heat rash quickly:
The first thing you need to do is wash the infected area with a gentle soap and then dab the skin dry (do not rub)…next:
1. Remain in a cool environment, this means sitting in the shade and protecting your skin from the sun if you have no choice but to be in it.
2. If your on holiday we recommend taking cool showers and baths around 3-4 times a day to cool the body down.
3. Although a swimming pool may seem like a good idea the suns rays are actually magnified which could make the problem even worse.
4. Prevent your skin from rubbing and contacting. I.e. place soft cotton under your breasts or abdomen if the problem occurs in these areas.
5. Drink plenty of water, it will help you maintain the correct level of hydration and body temperature
The most common cause of heat rash is sweat (which is extremely high in salt) this naturally irritates the skin which can cause the rash. In hot weather we recommend you wash you skin gently every 2-3 hours.
How To Prevent It
Try to keep as cool as possible, this includes decreasing the amount of direct sun exposure you get each day and wearing breathable materials/clothes (i.e. Cotton).
If you perform any form of exercise in the heat your more prone to sweat so be sure to have a rinse off every time you do so.
When To Consult a Doctor
If the rash doesn’t appearing to be getting any better within 48 hours then we highly recommend that you visit a doctor immediately as it could be a number of different diseases and not actually heat rash.