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The summer has begun and only one thing is on our mind “Chubti jalti garmi, chubti jalti garmi ka mausum aaya...” I mean, it’s so relatable every time we step out. Summer days are supposed to be happy days allowing you to do everything without any problem but it’s so annoying when you are sweating and it feels itchy (sometimes in the most appropriate places) So what exactly causes this and what can be done about it? Hmmm... Let’s see...
What causes sun rashes?
The possibility for a rash to take place is when sweat ducts become clogged and the sweat cannot get to the surface of the skin. It just gets trapped beneath the surface of the skin which further leads to a mild inflammation or rash.
Some examples of how blockage may occur include the following:
• Creases in the skin like the neck, armpit, or crotch have skin contacting nearby skin, which makes it troublesome for air to circulate, and forestalls sweat evaporation
• Wearing clothes that counteract sweat evaporation.
• Bundling up in thick outfit or sheets.
• Heavy creams or lotions can clog sweat ducts.
Babies have immature sweat glands that aren't ready to proficiently expel the sweat they produce. They can create heat rash during hot climate, are overdressed, too much packaged, or have a fever. Heat rash might also occur as a side effect of certain medications.
What are the symptoms of heat rash in children and adults?
Heat rashes symptoms that you can commonly find are red bumps on the skin and an itchy or prickly feeling to the skin. These are due to inflammation of the superficial layers of the skin (the epidermis) and the prickly sensation is like the sentiment of mellow sunburn.
Infants and adults have similar symptoms; it’s just that the infants won’t be able to convey it so they might be fussy.
Home remedies for heat rash
Normally, the Heat rash settles on its own when the skin cools down. In certain cases, the prickly sensation persists, calamine lotion may be helpful.
Medical treatment for heat rash
Even though the Heat rash resolves on its own on occasion, the sweat glands can become infected. The signs of infection include pain, increased swelling, and redness that does not resolve. Pustules may frame at the site of the rash. This contamination happens on the grounds that bacteria have attacked the blocked perspiration organ. Anti-infection treatment might be required. Rashes that are Chronic and recurrent need to be treated by a health care professional or dermatologist (skin specialist).
How can heat rash be prevented?
Prevention is the most vital treatment for sun rash. When you enable the skin to be exposed to flowing air, the potential for sweat duct being clogged and the glands to become inflamed reduces.
Other strategies to prevent heat rash include:
• It is best to Avoid exercising in hot & humid weather
• Let your body breath in peace so Wear loose clothing made of fabrics like cotton
• Use air conditioning
• Baths or shower frequently to prevent sweat glands from becoming clogged
• Reduce the amount of overlapping skin-on-skin (fat or weight loss)
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