Heat rash occurs most often in hot, humid conditions,it begins with excessive perspiration, usually in a hot, humid environment. The ducts from the sweat glands in the skin become blocked. This causes the sweat to leak into the surrounding tissue, causing irritation and redness. You may feel the prickly, or stinging, sensation that gives this condition its name.
Most prickly heat rashes heal on their own. The following steps can help relieve symptoms.
-Start by removing or loosening your clothing and keep in a cool, shady spot.
-Let the skin air-dry instead of using towels.
-If your skin is irritable when touched, calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream may be used with your doctor's approval.
-Avoid ointments or other lotions because they can irritate the skin.
The following tips can help prevent future episodes of the rash:
-Dress as few clothes as possible during hot weather.
-Keep the skin cool and dry.
-Keep the sleeping area cool.
After the rash is gone, gradually expose to warmer temperatures so that your can acclimate.
IF you see any sign of infection (Increased pain, swelling, redness, or warmth around the affected area,Drainage of pus from the area,Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit, or groin,fever) then contact the doctor for proper antibiotic treatment .