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