5 Effective Home Remedies For Heat Rash

Heat rash is a common summertime skin problem. The clusters of red and itchy bumps appear on the skin when you sweat excessively but the sweat cannot escape from the sweat ducts that are clogged. Also known as prickly heat, heat rash usually clears fast with the help of simple home remedies that help in cooling the skin and reducing excess sweating. Furthermore, home remedies help in providing relief from irritation and itching caused by the heat rash. The following home remedies are found to be most effective in clearing heat rash.

Here Are The 5 Effective Home Remedies For Heat Rash:

1. Cold Compress

Applying cold compress to the affected area helps in providing fast relief from the heat rash. In cold water, dip a cloth. Wring it out and place it over the affected area.[1] Reapply the cold compress several times a day. This helps in cooling the skin, which helps in clearing the rash.

Cold Compress

2. Baking Soda

A soothing baking soda bath helps in reducing the itching and irritation caused by the heat rash. Furthermore, the alkaline bath helps in cleaning the skin and clearing the rash.[2] Add a cup of baking soda to slightly cool bathwater. Soak in the water for about 15 minutes. After patting yourself dry, rub a small amount of baking soda on the heat rash. It helps in absorbing the sweat and drying out the rash.

Baking Soda (6)

3. Cornstarch

To get rid of the heat rash, add cornstarch to your bathwater. Mix 2/3-cup of cornstarch with 1/3-cup of baking soda and add the mixture to your bathwater.[3] The water should be slightly cool as the cooler bath is more effective in soothing the heat rash.


4. Ginger Bath

A sponge bath with ginger helps in alleviating the discomfort caused by the heat rash. Pour two cups of boiling water in a pan and add half a cup of freshly grated ginger.[4] Steep the ginger for about 5 minutes. Strain the liquid and let it cool. Soak a towel in the ginger water, wring it out and place it on the affected area. Ginger helps in improving circulation, which helps in providing fast relief from the heat rash.

Ginger Bath

5. Potato

Rubbing a slice of raw potato on the affected area helps in clearing the heat rash.[5] The cooler the potato slice, the better is it for your skin. Potato juice is known to help in reducing inflammation and irritation caused by heat rash.

Potato scrub