Prickly Heat or Heat rash is an itchy patch of tiny red spots that feel prickly on the skin. It might also cause a deep stinging sensation.
It usually disappears after a few days and requires topical treatments.
  • It can develop anywhere on the body, but usually seen on the face, chest, back and thighs.
  • Caused by blocked sweat glands, when a person sweats more than normal.
  • Over production of sweat could be due to
  • Extremely Humid weather or because a person wears too many clothes that traps the sweat, producing the rash.
Symptoms
  • Itching
  • Patch of small red spots
  • Mild swelling
  • Prickling or burning sensation

Treatment
  • Take a bath in cold water to cool the skin and help prevent sweating further.
  • Apply calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream to soothe the itchy, stinging feeling
  • Wear loose cotton clothing, as cotton doesn't retain as much heat as synthetic clothes made from nylon and polyester do
  • Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration

Avoid
  • Excessive heat or humidity
  • Stay out of the sun, preferably indoors
  • Do not sit too close to the stove in a kitchen or any heat source, such as machinery
  • Apply powder specially formulated for Prickly Heat to soothing itching & to absorb excess sweat