10 Home Remedies for Prickly Heat Rashes in Children
The weather is so hot or humid and beaches are overrun with families who have brought their kids out to get some relief from the prickly heat rashes. As good as this may sound, it is not the ultimate solution to soothing children’s skins that have been covered with heat rashes (miliaria rubra) caused by the excessive environmental temperature. Heat rashes make kids feel uncomfortable because of the prickly sensation and blisters they produce on their bodies.
Here are ten (10) home remedies you can use on your children’s bodies to combat the prickly heat rashes:
- Limit your child’s exposure to the sun. If it is necessary that your family has to go outdoor to play, choose a shaded area with limited exposure to sun rays.
- Keep your child hydrated by providing them water or other less-salty drinks.
- Avoid carrying your child all the time and limit the length of “sticky” flesh contacts during a short period of time.
- Be selective in the types of clothes you put on your child. Remember that black, synthetic clothes are absorbers of heat and may cause more heat rashes.
- You can prepare a homemade concoction of a few, boiled neem leaves, add a bucketful of water to it and bathe your child with it. Neem leaves are good anti-bacterial and skin-soothing herbs.
- Cool your child’s skin with some homemade paste of sandalwood powder and rose water. Apply the paste to the affected skin.
- Apply Calamine lotion to the itchy part on your child’s body to remove or lessen the stinging sensation.
- You can wrap a clean napkin or hand towel around some ice cubes and place the pack on your child’s itchy skin.
- Make sure your child wear clean and dry clothes.
- When outdoor, you can cool down the part of your child’s skin that has heat rashes using wet towel or tissue.
Prickly heat rashes do not only show up in summer, sometimes your child can have them in winter. But if you can carry out some of the simple, homemade remedies highlighted in this article, you may be able to help your child deal with the rashes rather favorably. However, if rashes or blisters persist, and blood or pus starts oozing out of them, it is advisable you take your child to see a doctor immediately.