Patient Comments: Heat Rash - Treatment


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Comment from: rewsaw, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

I always get heat rash on my inner thighs in hot weather. I've tried lots of things but what really worked was spreading hair conditioner and leaving it on overnight (with a fan blowing straight on it is even better).

Comment from: dizzie, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 15

My vertigo started about 2 years ago. I just woke up one morning, the room was spinning and I couldn't even sit up. Once I sat up I threw up. I have since been taking meclizine which helps but has not stopped it from happening. My doctor wants me to try physical therapy which I am starting next week. I am so tired of this. I think I am also going to go to an ear, nose and throat specialist to check out my ears.

Comment from: JB, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 28

I've suffered from prickly heat for 30 years, but only if going out in the sun/heat for long periods, e.g. on holiday. I tried many over the counter remedies for the heat rash but nothing worked and holidays were miserable. Finally just prior to a 3 week holiday in a hot country about 15 years ago I sought advice from my new general physician. He too was a prickly heat sufferer and the only thing he had found to help him was prednisolone (prescription steroid pills). I took them as directed and stayed off alcohol. I didn't get prickly heat! It is a drastic remedy and steroids can only be taken for a very short term as they have side effects, but if you only get prickly heat on holiday to a hot country every few years like me, it is worth it.

Comment from: Shaz, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I get heat rash when it gets hot especially if I am outdoor. I usually apply cortisone and it helps, but last night I ran out so I cut a potato in half and applied over my rash. After a couple of minutes, the tingling sensation reduced and I felt better. Give it a try, it really worked.

Comment from: gokul singh k., 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 27

My hand was fractured from my elbow 6 months ago. Today my elbow has no pain, but my hand has a big bend still today after six months.

Comment from: Kleez, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 05

I have horrible heat rash. It used to appear only when I got too hot during football practice, but now I get it just trying to work out, not having to break a sweat. It appears everywhere from my face on down. If it gets too serious my rash fades away but my torso has a weird appearance afterwards. I really need help because pills don't work. I'm 16 and trying to stay in shape.

Comment from: Robin35, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 23

Table salt dissolved in bath water. About a cup. Soak n then air dry. Works wonderfully

Comment from: Anne B, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I tried many creams, powders, tea tree oil, aloe vera from the living plant, others and nothing seemed to work. I have read many helpful hints for this problem. Here is what seemed to help me. I am putting ice packs on the rash area for 20 minutes twice daily. I have been showering in cool water twice daily. I have been using an antibacterial drying soap on the area to wash. I have been using cotton towels in the area to soak up any sweat, especially while sleeping. I have been trying to eat healthier, fresh fruits and vegetables, cutting down the intake of sugar. Over the counter Cortizone cream might help alleviate pain and itch. I wanted to offer any help I could in helping anyone else with a heat rash.

Comment from: hello, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: January 06

The way I get rid of my heat rash is by laying in a cool-cold bath and just lay there until the itching is released and your skin feels somewhat cool. My heat rash starts if I am covered with too much blankets at night or when I take a bath or shower that is too hot.

Comment from: Twin mom+one, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 25

I treated my daughter's heat rash with hydrocortisone cream and Lanacane spray. It helped a little bit, but she was still itchy.

Comment from: tornadogirl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

For my heat rash, I mixed Bragg's apple cider vinegar 50/50 with water and put it in a spray bottle. I spray my whole body a couple of times a day. It's the best cure I've found. I'm suspecting the rash is fungal in origin.


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Comment from: simple, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 14

Ever since I was 15 years of age I would get a heat rash in the summer. But I discovered how to treat this just last year, at 45 years of age. I started taking 2 acai gel capsules every 6 hours and everything cleared up and I feel and look great. Simple solution to every problem!


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