Patient Comments: Heat Rash - Home Remedies


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Comment from: Farfignuton101, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 06

Once I had a case of heat rash, my mother applied sulphur cream from Jamaica, and after about a week or two it was gone. That was the best thing I ever used. It even stopped itching.

Comment from: Linda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

Witch hazel in a bottle as a liquid on a cotton swab works swiftly for heat rash. I already tried creams, ointments, soaps and powder with poor results. I also tried antifungal jock itch cream in a tube that doesn't work anymore. The doctor recommended it for red rash under breasts.

Comment from: 805darling, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I experienced heat rash on my forehead and arms this last time. I tried various home remedies to treat it. For the heat and pain, I used aloe vera gel with lidocaine in it. I also used cold wash cloths when it felt like it was getting hot again. For the itch, I used body wash and an exfoliating sponge in the shower; then I applied a little calamine lotion with a cotton ball and let it rest. The second day, I just had the bumps and blisters left over. I found that using a mixture of 2 parts apple cider vinegar to 1 part water and applying with a cotton ball is totally helpful in getting it to heal faster.

Comment from: MamaSweet, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 28

I have regular heat rash, especially under the breast area. I use cornstarch regularly which really relieves the pain. I also use blue ice which stops the itching and ice packs wrapped in soft cloth. That's about it; it really helps me.

Comment from: Damilola, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 13

I used to have prickly heat or hives, most especially when I'm about to sweat during exercise or when I wear too many clothes at night as a means to feel warm. I later noticed I had been exposing myself to more cold than my body could handle, which means my body retains the cold. I bought a personal heater, which permitted me to dress lightly (as opposed to wearing many clothes in the house), exposing my body to adequate air. Ever since I started this, I have not had any itches or heat rashes. I also suggest a drug called Aerius, which is a 24 hour anti-itch treatment, which was prescribed to me when I sought medical attention.

Comment from: Cookie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

I get a rash when I wear regular ladies panties that has the elastic that goes around the thigh. I get a rash in the creases and it gets so very itchy. I have tried a lot of things, the last one being Eucerin cream. It stops the itch but I still get the tingly feeling. And sometimes these rashes will bleed a little bit. I have told my doctor about this and she suggested Desitin which I used to use for my babies when they were in diapers. The Desitin does not take away the itching though, like the Eucerin does. I also have another place right at my tailbone that will itch terrible and also bleed. I am elderly so I know my skin is beginning to thin and that may be why it bleeds but these areas get so itchy it drives you crazy.

Comment from: Noamie, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 23

This works for me: Clean the area with rubbing alcohol. This will sting, perhaps sting badly. Let dry. Next, apply Freeman"s Facial Clay Mask, Mint & Lemon flavor to the area. Do not over-apply. This will cool and soothe the area. Allow to air dry. Then carefully remove the dried clay mask with a damp, soft, cotton towel. I do this only once, per day. At night, apply a thin layer of a prescription steroid cream, Fluocinonide (USP, 0.05%) to the area. Do not over-apply. Your goal is to first clean the pores and open the skin, then to assist the healing process. Too many topical solutions just clog it up again. I do not have severe heat rash so I see noticeable results in one day. I would be interested if this works for others.

Comment from: Grammy, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 22

My grandson came down with heat rash and has had it for five days now. OTCs didn't work. Benadryl didn't work. In desperation for him to finally have a good day and night, I went back to oatmeal and rubbing alcohol. I know people won't like the rubbing alcohol thing, but it worked for him. I gave him a cool bath with oatmeal and alcohol swirled into the water. I used a soft washcloth to wash him down --this aided in cooling him quicker. I keep a bowl with cool water and rubbing alcohol with a washcloth handy until I start to see it subsiding. This gives temporary relief, but there isn't much more I can do.


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