10 Ways to Cure Prickly Heat Rash with Natural Home Remedies


Heat rash or prickly heat is one of the most common problems experienced during summer months. It builds up due to hot and humid weather. Excessive sweating in the damp weather gives rise to bacterial infection that results in blisters and tiny red bumps on the skin.

Heat rashes generally break out wherever sweat can accumulate, such as the waistline, forehead, and back. Children are vulnerable to these rashes because their sweat glands are not fully developed. The rashes can be severe and intensely itchy, with red pimples over the back, chest, and waist. Here are some easy home remedies that help ease itching and facilitate healing.

Natural Remedies for Heat Rash

Baking soda
Oatmeal bath
Fuller's earth/Multani mitti
Aloe Vera
Ice cubes
Neem leaves
Gram flour/besan
Talcum powder
Avoid sweating
Neem leaf paste

Baking Soda

  • Mix three tablespoons of baking soda in bathtub of water. Soak your body for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Let your skin air-dry after bath.

Aloe Vera

  • Apply aloe vera gel or pulp to heat rash. Rub on face and leave on for 20 minutes. Repeat until rash has healed.

Sandalwood Paste

  • Mix equal amounts of coriander and sandalwood powder with two or three tablespoons of rose water to make a paste. Smear over the effected area and let dry. Rinse with cold water and pat face dry.

Oatmeal Bath

  • Add a little fine-ground oatmeal powder to your bath tub and take a dip for 15 to 20 minutes.

Apply ice cubes to a heat rash to reduce pain and swelling.
Apply ice cubes to a heat rash to reduce pain and swelling. | Source

Ice Cubes

  • Rub small ice cubes over the area. This will help to reduce the swelling, inflammation, and swelling.

Gram Flour/Besan

  • Mix besan or gram flour with water and apply over rash. Allow to dry. This helps reduce the inflammation and helps dead skin cells.

Fuller's Earth

  • Make a pack of Multani mitti or Fuller's Earth. Mix five tablespoons of Fuller Earth with three tablespoons of rose or plain water. Make a paste and apply over the affected area. Allow to dry and wash off with cold water.

Neem Leaves

  • Grind some neem leaves to make a paste and apply over rashes. Neem contains anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties that help control the irritation and itchiness.

Avoid Sweating

  • Try to keep your body dry. Stay away from synthetic or tight clothes. Wear cotton clothes to keep your body free of sweat in a hot and moist environment. Do not to scratch the rash and keep skin clean to avoid infection.

Talcum Powder

  • Apply herbal, unscented talcum powder after taking a bath. Talcum powder will absorb the extra moisture from the skin, protecting your body from prickly heat rash. Follow this process three to four times a day to get rid of itchiness and irritation.

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Neha Sadana 3 years ago from India Author

Thanks for stopping by Thelma. Yes, talcum powder is most popular home remedy to cure prickly heat rash.

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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

Thanks for this advice. My hubby has this problem when we are in my home country. Talcum powder is always his remedy. Thanks for sharing;-)

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