Heat rashes also called ‘ghamori‘ in Hindi is a kind of minor skin disorder, mostly noticed during summer season. These are the small rashes, reddish in color and pricking. To treat this, we opt for certain cooling powders and medications. This time, try for natural remedies. Here we will be telling you 5 home remedies to treat heat rashes.
Heat rashes or Prickly heat rashes are those pink-red colored rashes which itches a lot. There can be many causes of it, some of which are listed below-
Causes of Heat rashes:
Heat Rashes occurs when the skin’s sweat glands are blocked and the sweat produced cannot get to the surface of the skin to evaporate. This causes inflammation that results in a rash.
- Dehydration in body
- excessive heat
- sensitive skin
- Inflammation of skin and many more.
To treat this, we usually go for some cool powders, ointments and other medication. For many, these treatments are expensive and unfordable.
The best way to cure this skin problem, is natural remedies. You can easily access it at your home, thus called home remedies.
Home remedies for Prickly heat rashes:
We will be telling you about 5 home remedies here.
1. Ice Packs-
Ice packs are very useful and effective to treat these heat rashes. You just need to take a cotton cloth and wrap 5-7 ice cubes in it. Gently rub it on the prickly heat rashes 2-3 times a day.
Make sure that you don’t put ice directly on the rashes, it can make them erupt and inflame.
2. Multani mitti-
Multani mitti or Fuller’s clay is a well-known beauty ingredient which is antiseptic in nature. It is very useful and natural cure for prickly heat rashes. Make a paste of multani mitti and rose-water. Apply this as mask on the rashes, it cures boils itching and burning sensation just in few uses.
3. Baking soda-
Take a cup of cold water and add a tablespoon of baking soda in it. Now take a small piece of cotton cloth and dip into the baking soda water. Apply this on the rashes.
It gives relief very soon.
4. Aloe vera-
Also called ‘Plant of Immortality’, aloe vera is very good to cure prickly heat rashes. Due to its cooling effect, it is used in many skin disorders too. Extract the gel of aloe and mash so that it gets like a paste.
Apply this on the rashes. With just a few applications, it shows results.
5. Neem water-
Neem or Margosa plant is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory in nature. It is very useful in skin diseases. For skin rashes, take 10-15 leaves of neem and boil it in 2 glasses of water. Boil till it gets 1 or less than 1.
Use this water to rinse the scabs. It is very useful and treats prickly heat rashes very soon.
So, in this way we saw the 5 natural remedies to cure skin rashes. In babies, this heat rashes are very common. Keep them hydrated and clean.
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She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine and interested in Naturopathy.