Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Tips to help your heat rash heal and to be more comfortable include the following:

  • In hot weather, dress in loose, lightweight clothing that wicks moisture away from your skin.
  • Spend as much time as possible in air-conditioned buildings.
  • Bathe or shower in cool water with nondrying soap, then let your skin air-dry instead of toweling off.
  • Use calamine lotion or cool compresses to calm itchy, irritated skin.
  • Avoid using creams and ointments that contain petroleum or mineral oil, which can block pores further.
Jan. 20, 2015