Avoiding overheating may be all you need to do for mild heat rash. Once skin is cool, heat rash tends to clear quickly.
More-severe forms of heat rash may require ointments you apply to your skin to relieve discomfort and prevent complications. Such topical treatments may include:
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- Calamine lotion to soothe itching
- Anhydrous lanolin, which may help prevent duct blockage and stop new lesions from forming
- Topical steroids in the most serious cases
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