No complaints about summer, right? Until that dreaded moment when you realize your thighs are chafing in your shorts and suddenly summer doesn’t just sizzle—it downright stings.
Heat rash, a pink or red rash, is an uncomfortable irritation that appears in areas covered by clothing. Most prevalent in babies, it can also affect adults and kids, especially in hot or humid conditions. According to The Mayo Clinic, heat rash is “also known as prickly heat and miliaria…Though it’s common in infants, heat rash can affect adults, too, especially during hot, humid weather.” The best way to prevent heat rash is to avoid sweating and stay inside with the AC blasting. If it’s too late for prevention, heat rash treatment is pretty simple. If it persists for more than three days or a fever is present, you should see your doctor.
If you’re feeling the sting, here are some great tips for treating that heat rash and staying cool.
1. Get Shady
Rule number one for heat rash treatment is to get out of the heat and direct sunlight. Heat rash occurs when the sweat glands are stopped up. When the rash appears, get inside or stay in the shade till the rash fades.
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